Percussion Loops Recorded in Casablanca – Beyond Digital

Far from being an exhaustive collection of Moroccan percussion loops, this is a small sampling of loops culled from my sessions at the Beyond Digital HQ in Casablanca with Krifart from the local band, Darga.

There is chaâbi, reggada and some hybrid rhythms. Bendir, calabash, darabuka kraqeb and taarija. Some are solid grooves or variations on grooves, some include fills or pickups.

Everything was recorded into Ableton Live using an M-Audio Fast Track Pro interface and an AKG 414 microphone. Not exactly a killer room with great pres and whatever, but we do what we can.

The names include the bpm – in 4/4 – some of these rhythms are in 6/8, but, here the bpms reflect the tempo on a 4/4 grid. The loops are dual mono, 16 bit, 44.1 khz and include the respective .asd Ableton Live files. 34MB

Performed by Krifart. Recorded by Maga Bo. Edited by Colin McSwiggen.

Please use these freely and abundantly. If you do release it somehow, please credit us and let us hear what you did!

Download it here.