The Tantã is a percussive instrument consisting of cylindrical type of side drum similar to the brazilian atabaque with a wooden or aluminum shaft.

  • Price: $14.99

  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX

  • 343 Samples

  • 3 Microphone Positions

  • Available as Direct Download

  • Update Log: V1.1
    – New Graphical Interface
    – Minor Improvements
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.6 (or later) Required

Listen the Sounds of Tam Tam


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343 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.

Perfect Ambience

Use the convolution reverb and create a perfect environment. Unlike other Brazilian libraries each instrument is recorded with dry ambience preserving the real character of the instrument. Mic Placement. 3 microphones were used in different positions. Mix or use the sound you like within the mix.

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Tam Tam

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 Tantã is a percussive instrument consisting of a cylindrical type of side drum similar to the brazilian atabaque with a wooden or aluminum shaft. It has an animal or polyester skin drum head on only one of its sides. Its diameter can vary though the most used is one is the 12″ tantã also called rebolo in Brazil. This instrument is used to set the rhythm and it’s played with the hands usually to play samba and other brazilian rhythms.In capoeira up to three berimbaus each one with a distinct function can be used.

Created by Sereno, a brazilian sambista musician of Rio de Janeiro member and one of the founders of the pagode group Fundo de Quintal. He was introduced into samba to replace the surdo another type of percussive instrument on the samba reunions “rodas de samba”  of Cacique de Ramos, in the late 1970s.

The tantã was recorded by the great musician and percussionist Robson “Batata” renowned Brazilian musician.

Single Hits

  • Tam Tam – Single Hits Articulations
  • Tam Tam FX

Rhythmic Loops

  • Tam Tam – Brazilian Grooves (100 bpm)
  • Tam Tam – Brazilian Grooves (Sync)
  • Tam Tam – Rhythms (156 bpm)
  • Tam Tam – Rhythms (Sync)
  • Tam Tam – Rhythms (156 bpm)
  • Tam Tam – Slow Grooves (88 bpm)
  • Tam Tam – Slow Grooves Sync)

“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

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

Markus Roesch - Musician

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