The Repique de Mão was created by percussionist Ubirani, musician of Fundo de Quintal, a legendar samba group in Brazil. The instrument was frequently used by other samba groups all around the country. Born from a drum Tom, the Repique de Mão allows the player to "swing" over the beat of the song.
The Repique library was recorded at João Francisco's studio in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in an incredible room with 4 microphones. A Neumann KM 184, a Shure SM 57, a Neumann U 87 and a Bock Audio 250. Two preamps – API 512c, one Vintech Audio 573 and one Grace 501 routed in a Symphony Apogee.