Despite it’s East / African origin the Cuíca has become a genuine instrument in Brazil. As part of samba schools from the 1930's the Cuíca is present in various aspects of Brazilian music and became a tool with features typical of Brazil. It’s execution combines technical, swing and has a unique sound.
A novelty in the new libraries is the individual control of session microphones. You can mix 2 distinct microphones in different positions providing more freedom and tone options in the song. Control the microphones even within the loops.
Really natural sounding Brazilian percussion. I bought this to do some dance/club music in the style of Buraka Som Sistema
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 180 Studio
Sounds like a mad cow
I have a fondness for the sound of the Cuíca. I think it stems back to some Fusion record I heard once upon a time. There are clicky noises in the samples, which I assume are part of the natural playing style. I'm sure these will add authenticity to a mix, rather than detract. This seems to be a good one stop shop for me.