First of all the title has nothing to do with Donnie\'s libraries!
I recorded a bongo extensively (about 200 samples!) and the result is very good! In fact I would as far as to call it the \"ultimate bongo\" since I have yet to hear a more extensively sampled one.
What you get:
Fingered Bongo (8 velocities) - Left / Right hits
(tapping the bongo with the fingers)
Hand Bongo (12 velocities) - Left / Right hits with sweeps and scratches + FFFF hits
(hitting the bongo with the hands)
Nail Bongo (6 velocities)
(tapping the bongo with the finger nails)
Sticked Bongo (16(!) velocities) - Left / Right hits including \"Snap hits\" where the stick hits the skin and the side at the same time giving a powerful \"snap\" sound.
(slamming the bongo with a stick)
Special Effects (80 samples) - Loads of bizarre effects including \"scratching\" / \"sawing\" / Hitting the side of the bongo with hands, fingers and sticks. Mic inside the bongo, bowing the bongo with a contrabass bow. Hitting it with a fork, spoon and other various \"sticks\". You name it, it\'s all here.
It sounds a little harsh though and too bad there\'s only one bongo pitch. But ofcourse you can\'t \"look a given horse in the mouth\" (is that an English expression a well?! [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img] )
Haha never heard that expression before Maarten!
It\'s bright and punchy because it was recorded very close. But flat. The \"sticks\" patch is great for large hollywood beats with the FFFFF layer (I was slamming with all my strength on this one [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Anything harder and I\'d have to use a hammer.
As you no doubt have guessed already, the expression is a Dutch one and means something like \"you can\'t \'comment\' on something you get for free\" (like birthday presents) [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]