The New Cajon and Bongo

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  • Cajon & Bongo
  • Installed Size 1.9GB (7,500+ Samples)
  • 8 Solo Instruments (4 Bongos, 2 Cajon Drums, 2 CJ Snares)
  • 3 Ensembles (Bongo, Cajon, & Combi Ensembles)
  • Stack Articulations To Create Your Own Ensemble
  • 8 Custom Presets
  • New Intuitive GUI
  • New Front-Face FX and Mod-Sequencer
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or later required

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The New Cajon and Bongo overview

The history behind The New Cajon and Bongo is one of darkness and despair. The Slaves of West and Central African origin are considered to be the origin of the Cajon drum, which is essentially a wooden box with a sheet of wood nailed on as the sixth side acting as the striking surface. The Cajon is a highly featured instrument in Cuban music, which also traditionally contains the Bongo. The Bongo was also brought from Africa to Cuba by the slaves, and both are often featured in salsa, rumba, changui, and other traditional styles. The modern adaptation of the Cajon is often found in Spanish flamenco music; however, this is relatively new. The Cajon was introduced by the flamenco master, Paco De Lucia, during the 1970s and is now a standard instrument in Spanish guitar music.
We decided to explore both instruments extensively by sampling two sets of professional Cajons (snare and non-snare) and three sets of professional Bongos (small, medium, and large). We recorded the drums as ensembles, divisi, and individual solo instruments, this allows you to build your own custom ensemble size. We have also sampled both types of instruments close and dry, using hands, fingers, mallets, sticks, and brushes. We made sure to cover a massive range of different playing surfaces on all instruments. Both of the Cajons were also recorded with two different microphone positions (internal and external), so users can truly dial in the sound they wish. Then, we also sampled the instruments a second time, in a warm, slightly wet wooden percussion studio, to allow that much more user flexibility, and as a bonus, we’ve included a special section of ensemble hand claps, finger snaps, and hotrod stick clacks. All instruments within the library have full 10 round robins per velocity layer, and up to 10 velocity layers each. The end result is the most detailed ensemble and solo Cajon and Bongo library in the history of sampling.

Immediate Access and Stack Function

The New Cajon and Bongo comes with 11 core articulations and 8 new presets. Everything is neatly organized into our custom browser, which holds all of the available articulations within a single instrument. You will now have immediate access to a large and diverse pool of front-facing effects and controls. We have also included our powerful stack function, which will allow you to stack multiple articulations together and gives you the ability to create your very own custom percussion ensemble with a few simple clicks.

Built-In Browser

The New Cajon & Bongo contains a brand new and familiar GUI. The update has a huge list of new features including; the ability to articulation Stack, panorama control, amp, pitch, filter, tone control, drive, filter LFO, filter effect, gates, pitch control, delay and form control in which you can select custom convolutions to drastically change your sound. The new GUI gives you much more control over the EQ with an A/B mixer and compressor. Lastly, of course, we have included our custom chaos effects for chaotic control!

Textural Convolution Delay

Textural Convolution Delay is a new way of using convolution to create textural delays. The idea is to use non-conventional convolution impulses to augment the existing sound. So when the instrument delays – you will not just get a normal delay of the instrument, but also get the delay and texture of the convolution. This concept is called Textural Convolutions.

Chaos Effects

The New Cajon & Bongo contains our custom Chaos FX system, which allows you to virtually do anything you desire. Whether it’s creating a step-based filter sequence using our front page LFO, precision dial EQ, bit-crushing & distortion, stereo-delay, or messing around with dual convolution reverbs. We also added our latest range of Impulse Responses, which allow you to create Textural Convolution Delays on top of the existing stereo-delay and convolution reverb.

  • Bongos 1
  • Bongos 2
  • Bongos 3
  • Bongos 4
  • Cajon 1
  • Cajon 2
  • CJ Snare 1
  • CJ Snare 2
  • Bongo Ensemble
  • Cajon Ensemble
  • Combi Ensemble
  • Alien Echo
  • Cajon Dance Beat
  • Cajon Hip Hop
  • Cave Footsteps
  • Dry Sticks
  • Dry Trailer Sounds
  • Lo-Fi Exotic
  • Wooden Fence Post
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8+ required / Not compatible with free Kontakt Player
  • Runs as a host or stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in & AAX® under Pro Tools
  • Minimum: Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended. For intensive instruments, i7 or equivalent is highly recommended.
  • The New Cajon and Bongo Requires 4 GB of drive space
  • 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended
  • Sample resolution: 48 Khz / 24 Bit stereo .wav format
  • Format(s): Kontakt