12/8 Drum Loops
Here’s some demonstrations using only the stereo WAV 12/8 drum loops pack.
NO additional editing or effects were used…
The Complete 12/8 Toolkit
Take 149 grooves played at 4 tempos and articulated (mostly) on hats, hats with crash, ride, then ride with crash…
… then add 51 fills and 27 percussion loops… 12/8 Shuffle Grooves is a COMPLETE 12/8 drum loops toolkit.
The 12/8 Shuffle Grooves
We thought long and hard about which 12/8 drum loops would be most versatile and useful for different styles of music. Then we studied the great 12/8 shuffle grooves played on famous recordings and selected a broad range of tempos. Whilst recording the grooves across the range of tempos, we then added extra, more tempo-specific grooves.
105BPM – Seriously laid back, these are 12/8 drum loops in a ballad tempo range. Or a funky 6/8 blues groove maybe?
120BPM – Getting pretty funky now, we’re in the Purdie Shuffle zone – Steely Dan’s “Bablyon Sisters” hangs around this kind of tempo. Some open flowing fills are nice at this speed too.
130BPM – This is John Bonham territory with Led Zep’s “Fool in the Rain”. Still funky, but much more driving and played with more attack. Again, fills and percussion make a great accompaniment at this tempo.
172BPM – The Purdie Shuffle has no business being played at this tempo – unless it’s 1982 and your name is Jeff Porcaro. His classic “Rossanna” 12/8 shuffle grooves are in here plus some variations. Fill loops didn’t make much sense at this crazy tempo so we skipped those, but there are a set of percussion loops that work nicely.
As well as the WAV stereo mixes and 24bit multi-tracks, we also produced the 12/8 drum loops in the REX, Apple Loops, and Stylus RMX formats.
These files are variable tempo versions of the stereo mixes. They have been carefully sliced and tested to stretch to the tempo of your project. These 3 formats cover just about any software or workstation you may be using.
For more technical information, and to check which format to use with your system, visit the formats page.
As well as each individual format, there are 2 discounted bundles available:
ALL Stereo Formats – This includes the 16bit WAVs PLUS all of the variable tempo formats (REX, Apple Loops, Stylus RMX) for only £5 more than a single format.
ALL Formats – All stereo formats as above PLUS the 24bit multi-tracks PLUS the top-level Modern Funk Kit sample pack (worth £10). Every format and recording from this session for only £10 more than the ALL stereo formats package.
Modern Funk Kit is a samples pack containing hits recorded in the same session as 12/8 Shuffle Grooves. It is also available separately…
For more details about the recording and production of the 12/8 Shuffle Grooves …
… and a bit of history about the “Purdie Shuffle”, head on over to the BeatBlog article about this 12/8 drum loops pack.
Package Type: Loop Pack
Drum loops: 149
Percussion loops: 27
Fill loops: 51
Total loops: 227
Tempo: 105/120/130/172 BPM
Time Signature: 12/8
FX: EQ, various compression.
Channels: 16 (available as Multi-tracks)
- Kick Inside
- Kick Outside
- Snare Top
- Tom 1 Top
- Tom 1 Bottom
- Tom 2 Top
- Tom 2 Bottom
- Floor Tom Top
Files included in the “12/8 Shuffle Grooves” Loops Pack
WAV package: 227 WAV files – (Stereo 16bit, 44.1 khz)
REX2 package: 227 REX2 files (+ “wet” percussion WAV versions)
Apple Loops package: 227 Sliced AIF-C files (+ “wet” percussion WAV versions)
Stylus RMX package: 227 Directories containing XML and “audio” files (+ “wet” percussion WAV versions)
Multi-Tracks: 3,227 WAV files (24bit, 44.1kz) – individual files for each channel. DRY with no effects or processing.