A One-stop shop for drum loops with over 770 loops, fills and grooves in 24bit/48kHz format
Groove Arcade is a one-stop drum shop for anyone looking to kick-start their creative process, whether you're a songwriter or producer in the rock, pop, country or classic rock genres needing some inspiring drum loops to get your tracks firing on all cylinders.
Having spent a number of years producing drum sample packs, I wanted to draw on my 30+ years as an actual professional drummer on major label releases, in professional pit orchestras and even on an Oscar nominated blockbuster movie and combine that experience with my engineering capabilities to produce a drum library that I hope, will inspire all those who use it. As a left-handed player who plays a right-handed setup and having studied with drumming legends Jojo Mayer and Steve White, my style is slightly random and eclectic and it leads to my playing having a unique feel and vibe – Which is so much fun. I hope this comes across in the library.
The pack is split into two banks - 386 loops with included room mic signals and then the same 386 loops completely dry, making the pack incredibly versatile regardless of your requirements. The loops are presented at four different tempi - 75bpm, 95bpm, 120bpm and 140bpm and there are no repeating grooves within any of the tempo ranges - every groove is unique! The grooves are generally two bars in length and the fills are one bar in length.
All loops are in 24bit/48kHz format
Within the pack you'll find dozens of different grooves and fills. Dotted note grooves, straight grooves, ride cymbal grooves, sloshy hats grooves, tight hats grooves, toms driven grooves - Absolutely tonnes of variations for you to construct unique and entirely believable drum patterns.
Of course, no drum library would be completed without a comprehensive collection of drum fills and this pack delivers by the bucket-load with 'standard fills', triplet fills, silent downbeat fills and even some fills which might get you sacked on a gig!
Completing the pack is a selection of one-shots featuring the drums used in the recordings (a 1970s Slingerland with Ludwig Supraphonic snare drum, 1950’s Zildjian Hats and Istanbul K Zildjian Ride, 1950’s Avedis Crashes and EAK Zildjian Crash) plus a collection of cymbal one-shots so that you can seamlessly piece together any of the groove/fills combination to your liking.
Visit the product page to download a FREE collection of loops, grooves and fills from the pack so you can try them out in your own music before deciding if it's the right product for you.
Rustic Shots - Fat, Organic, Vibe Fuelled one Shots!
Rustic Shots is a one shot drum sample pack which provides organic, fat, rustic drum sounds. Many one shot packs are focused primarily at the rock and metal genres but this pack offers a wonderful alternative. The drum samples presented here are particularly suitable for mixers or producers working within the of genres of Indie, Pop, Soft Rock, Folk or any music that requires a more organic approach.
The pack comes with samples of fifteen kick drums, twenty snare drums and six toms. Each drum comes with FIVE different variations;
1) A 'dry' version which is the natural sound of the drums recorded through Neve or API preamps, gently caressed by Distressors and 1176 compressors and Avalon and Neve EQ's. Very natural sounding!
2) Each of the samples has been run through a Sony DRE-2000 reverb unit, on the Reverb D setting, with a one second reverb time.
3) Each sample has been simultaneously run through Neve and API preamps and driven into a beautiful analog distortion. Adding in this layer (which has been phase aligned with the original dry hits) adds a vintage, gritty, vibe to the drums which can help them to more easily sit in a mix.
4) All samples have been printed through a Revox PR99 1/4 inch two track tape machine.
5) All samples have been run through an 1176 in all buttons in mode to increase the sustain of each sample.
By mixing and matching the various blends the attack, sustain, punch, space and transient response of each drum can be tailored to fit the needs of the music.
All samples are provided in 24bit WAV format and Slate Trigger users can avail of the dozens of presets that have been created for each of the drums.