The berimbau consists of an arched rod made of wood or polyester with an approximate length of 1.50 – 1.70 meters and a steel wire attached to the ends of the pole.

  • Price: $17.99

  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX

  • 203 Samples

  • Available as Direct Download

  • Update Log: V1.1
    – New Graphical Interface
    – Minor Improvements
  • Full version of Kontakt 5.6 or above is required (Not for Kontakt Player)

Listen the Sounds of Berimbau


Each effect has been made to enhance the sample intelligently.

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342 Samples. Recorded using Apogee converters and preamps. Everything recorded at 44100Hz, 24bit.

Fully Dynamic

The samples offer from the slightest touch to the strongest attack providing more freedom to create dynamic rhythms and beats.

*Kontakt Full

Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.6 (or later) Required.

Single Hits

  • Berimbau Gunga
  • Berimbau Medio
  • Berimbau Viola

Rhythmic Loops

  • Berimbau Gunga – Funk (100 bpm)
  • Berimbau Gunga – Funk (sync)
  • Berimbau Gunga – Maracatu (100 bpm)
  • Berimbau Gunga – Maracatu (sync)
  • Berimbau Gunga – Samba (100 bpm)
  • Berimbau Gunga – Samba (sync)
  • Berimbau Medio – Funk (100 bpm)
  • Berimbau Medio – Funk (sync)
  • Berimbau Medio – Maracatu (100 bpm)
  • Berimbau Medio – Maracatu (sync)
  • Berimbau Samba – (100 bpm)
  • Berimbau Samba – (sync)
  • Berimbau Viola – Funk (100 bpm)
  • Berimbau Viola – Funk (sync)
  • Berimbau Viola – Maracatu (100 bpm)
  • Berimbau Viola – Maracatu (sync)
  • Berimbau Viola Samba (100 bpm)
  • Berimbau Viola Samba (sync)


Muletone Audio presents the Brazilian Series. Instruments from Brazil with a unique focus in their playability and their musical language. With an entirely Brazilian production muletone explores each instrument in minute detail. Unlike others libraries the Brazilian Series brings a real depth and perspective of Brazil’s instruments respecting their individual characteristics.

The berimbau consists of an arched rod made of wood or polyester with an approximate length of 1.50 – 1.70 meters and a steel wire attached to the ends of the pole. Functioning as a sounding board, there is a dried gourd tied to its base and the performer uses his left hand to support the set and practices a movement against the belly, using a stone or a coin to press the string. Attached to the fingers of the right hand the caxixi, which is a percussion instrument, is also used.

In capoeira up to three berimbaus each one with a distinct function can be used.

The Gunga touches the grave line, inside a capoeira wheel is usually the leader, followed by the other instruments. The gunga performer also leads the singing, as well as inviting the other performers to enter the song.

The Médio complements the Gunga. While the Gunga plays a simple eighth note pattern, the Médio can play a sixteenth note variation. The dialogue between the Gunga and the Médio characterizes the touch and the Médio reverses the melody of the Gunga with improvisation.

The Viola plays most of the improvisations within the rhythm set by the other two. The Viola performer harmonizes and breaks accents in the songs.

The great musician, composer and percussionist Marcos Nascimento played the two instruments. He recorded many traditional Brazilian rhythms and several grooves. The files have Single Hits in Round Robin at 4x, and synchronized loops.

“SOUNDS GREAT! SOUNDS AUTHENTIC! I am using a Cuica for a remix of a song and it definitely brought out the life of the song! Loved it!”

David Garza - Kontakt Hub Review

“This is a nice, well-played kit with considerable nuance. I compared this with XLN’s Addictive Drums Jazz Brushes, and Muletone is so much more subtle and real.”

Thomas Owens - Drums Kontakt Hub Review

“In terms of quality, the Muletone Audio library is the best, having deeper sampling than anything else out there for the equivalent instruments and also offering different samples based on how long of a sustain is desired”

Mark Schmieder - Composer - California, US

“If you love World percussion virtual instruments and you like Brazil then you need to know Muletone Audio because they make the very best ones.”

Reid Rosefelt - NY Film Publicist - Brooklin, US

“…This is really helpful if you want to spice up your compositions with some shakerish elements… Does what it offers very well. A cool opposite towards all that boomish wacky epic percussion stuff”

Sarah Fenstermacher - Afoxé Kontakt Hub Review

“Great Drum Tool! Both excellent sounds and patterns for brazilian type of songs.”

Markus Roesch - Drums Kontakt Hub Review

“I really do love what you make, the instruments sound terrific! And I appreciate the customer support. “

Jonathan Natchez - LA Producer - California, US

“Really natural sounding Brazilian percussion. I bought this to do some dance/club music in the style of Buraka Sound System”

Jer Olsen - Kontakt Hub Review

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