Karoryfer Samples has released Gogodze Phu Vol I, a free percussion SFZ instrument featuring samples of five bobobo drums from Ghana – set of peg-tuned drums in five sizes – and a cajon recorded in Poland.
The bobobo drums have one articulation recorded for the bass drum, and two articulations for the others. The volume and pan controls are obvious in their function. The tune controls have a one-octave range both down and up. The mute controls simulate muting using a sample offset. Finally, the tune spread control tunes the lower drums slightly down and higher drums slightly up.
The cajon is sampled with regular hits in five strike locations, plus two types of side hits, two strike locations with the snare removed (for a conga-like sound) and finally finger rolls. The finger rolls work not by hitting the key, but by holding it down for as long as the roll should last, and they have a dynamics control which affects volume, plus a location control which crossfades between finger rolls near the center and near the top.
Gogodze Phu Vol I is a SFZ library and works with Plogue Sforzando (freeware) version 1.933 or newer. The library is a free download, open source and royalty-free for all commercial and non-commercial use.
More info and download at Karoryfer Samples.