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Rio Grooves!

Rio Grooves!

—   Authentic Brazilian Percussion Library

Rio Grooves! is Cinesamplesʼ original Brazilian percussion library for Kontakt, produced by multi-platinum producer and composer Victor Pozas and Grammy awarded producer and composer Roberto Schilling. Recorded in Rio de Janeiro with Brazil's best musicians, Rio Grooves covers the essentials of authentic Brazilian percussion rhythms. 

Works with the Free Kontakt Player 5.5.0 or higher

This product is on Clearance Sale and is available as long as our supply of serial codes lasts, until July 1st, 2022.

Discontinued products will be not be receiving any future updates. They will continue to be supported, meaning existing owners will be able to download them again in the future and can ask our Support Team for guidance on getting the best use out of them.
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About the Product

We are excited to introduce what we believe to be the most essential collection of Brazilian rhythms ever made, played by the finest musicians, and captured by state of the art recording and mixing.  It features an unparalleled level of flexibility offered by multi-microphone perspective balancing, seamless synchronization with your music, and preset MIDI files, all presented in a straightforward interface.  For the first time, producers, composers and musicians around the world can access the most versatile take on Brazilian rhythms. 

The instruments available in each patch are shown in the GUI.  They include ...



Rio Grooves! offers a convenient sync-to DAW functionality that conforms the rhythms to the downbeat in your DAW regardless when you begin playing within the bar.  The Offset knob allows the user to change the feel by offsetting the start point in either direction.


Each instrument includes three different micrphone positions (Close, Overhead, and Room) that you can dial in and out to fit any mix.


Each patch has preset MIDI patterns assigned to keys C0 thru G0. These preset patterns serve as examples of the patch's rhythm, as well as providing an intuitive, ready to use version of the rhythm as an accompaniment or a starting point on which to build.  The text window displays the name of the selected preset pattern and gives the user a MIDI file, which can be "draged and dropped" from the text window into the DAW's session.  

Rio Grooves! does not require you to purchase any additional sample playback software, and is licensed to work with Native Instruments' free Kontakt Player.  Explore the latest version of Kontakt HERE.  All you need is a sequencer like Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer, LIVE, Pro Tools, or Cakewalk, and you’ll be up and running.

There are 3 categories of patches:
Instrument Groove, Song Form, and Simple to Complex. 

    • 01 Escola de Samba 1 - Song Form
    • 11 Samba Funk - Instrument Groove
    • 02 Escola de Samba 2 - Song Form
    • 12 Samba Reggae - Instrument Groove
    • 03 Escola de Samba Extras
    • 13 Telecoteco - Instrument Groove
    • 04 Escola Maculelê - Song Form
    • 14 Velha Guarda - Instrument Groove
    • 05 Baião - Instrument Groove
    • 15 Xote - Instrument Groove
    • 06 Capoeira - Instrument Groove
    • 16 Funk de Bloco 1 - Simple to Complex
    • 07 Galope - Instrument Groove
    • 17 Funk de Bloco 2 - Simple to Complex
    • 08 Maculelê - Instrument Groove
    • 18 Ijexá - Simple to Complex
    • 09 Maracatu - Instrument Groove
    • 19 Jongo - Simple to Complex
    • 10 Roda de Samba - Instrument Groove
    • 20 Macumba - Simple to Complex

Produced by: Victor Pozas and Roberto Schilling
Recorded by: Estevão Casé and Fabiano França
Mixed by: Fabricio Matos

Interface design: Bruno Marraio and Ryo Ishido
Programming and Scripting: Roberto Schilling and Toby Sherriff
Editing and Post­-processing: Fabricio Matos, Roberto Schilling, and Pepê Santos
Promotional Video: Leo da Silva
Manual: Roberto Schilling and Lourenço Monteiro

Co­-Produced by: Michael Patti, Michael Barry, and Tim Starnes

Musicians: Carlos Santana, Rodrigo Reis, Marcelo Pizzott, Rafael Chaves, and Rodrigo Reis

Special Thanks to: João di Sabatto, Alexandre Vaz, Lourenço Monteiro, Dado Villa­Lobos, Rafael Langoni, Daniel Musy, Otávio de Moraes, Reno Duarte, Deborah Motherway, Edu Mega, and Rafael Pozas.

  • Works with the Free Kontakt Player 5.5.0 or higher
  • 32-bit and 64-bit support for stand-alone and plug-in versions on both Mac & PC.
  • Rio Grooves! is compatible with all major DAWs and with other music notation software.
  • PC: Windows 7®/8®/10® (32-bit/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 1.2 GB RAM (to load all patches).
  • Mac: OS X 10.7 (Lion) or highter. Intel Core 2 Duo. 1.2 GB RAM (to load all patches).
  • 1.2 GB of free hard drive space required.  3GB of free hard drive space to install. 
  • 7200rpm drive recommended (SSD not required).