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Rio Grooves

Rio Grooves

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Original Brazilian Percussion Library

Rio Grooves 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.

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Agogo, Apito, Atabaque, Berimbau, Caixa, Cuica, Ganza, Palmas, Pandeiro, Reco-reco, Repinique, Rocar, Surdo, Tamborin, Tantan, Triangulo and Xequere.

  • Simple SYNC to DAW - 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.

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

  • 100 MIDI Files - 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.  

Patch List

There are 3 categories of patches:

Instrument Groove, Song Form, and Simple to Complex.

  • Escola de Samba 1 - Song Form | Escola de Samba 2 - Song Form | Escola de Samba Extras | Escola Maculelê - Song Form

  • Baião - Instrument Groove | Capoeira - Instrument Groove | Galope - Instrument Groove | Maculelê - Instrument Groove | Maracatu - Instrument Groove | Roda de Samba - Instrument Groove | Samba Funk - Instrument Groove | Samba Reggae - Instrument Groove | Telecoteco - Instrument Groove | Velha Guarda - Instrument Groove | Xote - Instrument Groove

  • Funk de Bloco 1 - Simple to Complex | Funk de Bloco 2 - Simple to Complex | Ijexá - Simple to Complex | Jongo - Simple to Complex | Macumba - Simple to Complex

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


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The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.

Language: englisch
5.0 of 5

As a Brazilian, I can say that Rio Grooves is a very faithful to our library percussion. This library will enrich and facilitate my compositions and digital recordings of Brazilian music. A beautiful purchase.

Sprache: deutsch
5.0 of 5

great for my project ***

Sprache: deutsch
5.0 of 5

derartige grooves selbst zu produzieren, wäre für mich mit einem erheblichen Aufwand verbunden. So erspare ich mir viel Arbeit und Zeit.

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requirements Requirements

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Kontakt Player LogoThe latest NI Kontakt Player is included in this product!

Please check the product description for the required Kontakt version.

You want more?

This library qualifies for the reduced Crossgrade of full KONTAKT at Native Instruments.

The following list shows, whether the respective Kontakt version is compatible with your operating system:


Kontakt 4:

  • OS X 10.6 & 10.7 = until 4.2.4
  • OS X 10.8 and higher = no longer supported

Kontakt 5:

  • OS X 10.6 = until 5.0.3
  • OS X 10.7 = until 5.3.1
  • OS X 10.8 = 5.0.3 - 5.5.1
  • OS X 10.9 = 5.3.0 - 5.6.6
  • OS X 10.10 = 5.3.0 - 5.7.3
  • OS X 10.11 = 5.5.1 - latest
  • Mac OS 10.12 = 5.6.1 - latest
  • Mac OS 10.13 = latest
  • Mac OS 10.14 = latest

Kontakt 6:

  • Mac OS 10.12, 10.13 or 10.14 (latest update)


Kontakt 4:

  • XP = until 4.2.4
  • Vista = until 4.2.4
  • Windows 7 = until 4.2.4
  • Windows 8 & 10 = no longer supported

Kontakt 5:

  • XP = until 5.2.0
  • Vista = until 5.2.0
  • Windows 7 = latest
  • Windows 8 & 10 = latest

Kontakt 6:

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack)


  • 1GB free disk space

  • Additional hard drive space according to the library’s size


Stand-Alone | VST | Audio Units | ASIO | CoreAudio | WASAPI | AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or higher)

System FAQs
System FAQs - Rio Grooves

Q: Can I use the included Kontakt Player for playing other libraries in Kontakt format (.nki plus .wav files)?
A: No, they only work in a 15 minutes demo mode

Q: When trying to "Add Library" my Kontakt shows a message "No Library found"
A: Then this is not a protected Kontakt library, but an open Kontakt format. You can find additional hints for Kontakt Libraries in that Sounds & Gear Video

Product activation:
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