Authentic Percussion Loops

In the world of electronic music we often hear producers talk about the ‘groove’ or ‘rhythm’ of a piece of music, especially when it comes to sequencing drums and percussion. If you have ever tried to sequence a shaker or tambourine line from static samples you will know that getting that ‘human feel’ can be difficult.

Producers will often layer sequenced drum hits with recorded live percussion to create ‘human-sounding’ drum tracks with more groove, life and energy.

Afro-Latin percussion Volume 1 offers an impressive collection of acoustic percussion loops and organic rhythms, perfect for layering with existing one-shot drum hits or building percussive ensembles to add excitement and rhythm to your drum tracks.

Volume 1 focuses on ‘light’ Afro- Caribbean and Latin American percussion instruments including; shakers, cabasa, guiro, claves, sticks, bells, wood blocks and many other percussive ‘toys’. The library explores a wealth of different playing styles and rhythms which have been expertly played and recorded by the late world-class percussionist Ed Uribe.

The result is a unique and highly useable collection of Afro -Latin percussion loops/samples which suit a wide range of musical styles; from House music and electronic genres, to film scores and beyond…

What’s Included?

  • 588 authentic Afro-Latin percussion loops and fills, carefully recorded at 126 BPM

  • 31 cabasa loops

  • 41 clave loops

  • 155 cowbell loops – featuring expressive rhythms and fills from a variety of different percussive bells

  • 49 guiro and cricket loops / fx

  • 65 mixed percussive ensembles – featuring creatively layered performances from multiple sound sources to create expressive rhythmic ensembles

  • 79 caxixi, maraca and shekere loops

  • 60 shaker loops – featuring a wealth of performances from 13 different shakers and toys

  • 22 stick loops

  • 24 tambourine loops

  • 9 triangle loops

  • 53 woodblock loops

Single Hits

In addition to the performances, we also recorded a collection of single hit drums:

  • 16 clave samples
  • 41 cowbell/bells samples
  • 16 percussive FX samples
  • 7 triangle samples
  • 15 woodblock samples

Time Corrected Loops

  • 456 time-corrected percussion loops – carefully created by editing the ‘raw’ percussion loops and performances
  • The loops in this folder have been specifically created for those producers who require ‘machine tight’ timing in their music. Each loop has been time-corrected by carefully editing and moving individual transients/hits from within the performances

This library was designed to be a perfect accompaniment to Afro-Latin Percussion Vol 2, which features ‘drum heavy’ percussion instruments including; multiple congas, quinto and tumba drums, djembe, bongos, cajon, mini-timbales and timbales.

In the Press

What people are saying about Afro-Latin Percussion Vol 1…

“A great way to add Latin percussive loops to any project. Well recorded and full of swing and feeling…”


“Well recorded Latin percussion which sits in the mix perfectly… A very useful pack!”


DJ & Producer