Heavy Rock Vol.1

From £9.00

Heavy Rock Vol.1

(1 customer review)

From £9.00

Big, Vintage-Sounding Heavy Rock Drum loops.

A bank of 20 grooves, 80 loops & 43 fills.

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Heavy Rock Drum Loops

(These pre-listens are low quality MP3 versions of the Heavy Rock Drum Loops pack).

Big, Classic-Sounding Heavy Rock Drum Loops

There’s a variety of different grooves and feels here. Some very straight and simple, others with open hi hat grooves. All are technically “straight” but some have a little swagger and character to them.

The loops themselves come as 20 different grooves. As with other Beat Shed Loop packs, each groove is played 4 times – with hi-hat, hi-hat & crash, then ride and finally ride with crash. So there is always options once the right groove has been settled on.

So that’s 80 loops in total.

The grooves are played across 2 tempos – 100 and 110bpm. This covers a lot of ground in this genre and gives enough space for those large deep open drum tones.

There’s also LOTS of fills – 43 to be exact! Again at 100/110 BPM, there’s something here for most Heavy Rock applications.

Vintage Rock Drum Sound

We used our trusty old Yamaha 9000, tuned low and mean, using the 13″ and the 16″ for the toms. 22×16″ kick, with the front head low but the display head pitched-up, just as the great John Bonham himself used to.

We could dedicate an entire blog post to our adventures with the snare on this recording! We settled for this HUGE sounding free-floating brass shell 14″ snare drum tuned with the bottom head cranked, and the top head lower in pitch, and with the snares pretty slack.

This is a great example of how a snare drum can change the sound of an entire kit. The snares light up on any hit around the kit – just have a listen to the tom samples in the heavy rock drum samples preview below.

We also used the same “ribbon-mic-in-the-hallway” technique we’ve used on previous recordingsto give the option of having a natural room/reverb sound. Using this channel with some fairly bold compression strapped on it can deliver some MASSIVE results.

Read more about…

… the recording and production of the heavy rock drum loops pack.

Available in the usual Beat Shed packages

Mixes – Beats that have been lovingly mixed and treated ready for you to use. They come as CD quality (16 bit, 44.1khz ) stereo WAV files. All the audio you can hear in the previews are included as separate loops.

Multi-tracks – Dry, unmixed, individual audio files of each and every channel. They come as high resolution WAV files (24 bit, 44.1khz). All the audio you can hear in the previews are included as separate loops.

For more information about the packages and how they work, have a look at About The Beat Shed or the WTF page.


Package Type: Loop Pack

Total Grooves: 20

Total Loops: 80

Total Fills: 43

Total Duration: 12 Minutes, 28 Seconds

Genre/style: Rock/Heavy Rock

FX: Various – Light reverb, heavy compression

Time Signature: 4/4 Straight

Tempo: 100/110 BPM

Channels: 13 (available as Multi-tracks)

  • Kick Inside
  • Kick Outside
  • Kick Sub
  • Over Snare
  • Under Snare
  • Hats
  • Rack Tom
  • Floor Tom
  • Overhead Left
  • Overhead Right
  • Room Valve – Large Diaphragm Condenser
  • Room Ribbon
  • Room Stereo

Files included in the packages

Mixes: 123 WAV files (Stereo 16bit, 44.1 khz) – separate loops as stereo mixes.

Multi-tracks: 1,599 WAV files (24bit, 44.1kz) – separate loops as individual files for each channel.


You can also download the Spec Sheet here.
Any questions? Drop us a line.


Happy Shedding!

This Loops Pack has siblings!

There is a Song Pack and Samples Pack recorded with the same sound and setup to the Heavy Rock Drum Loops pack. The Song is “The Roamer”. The samples pack is“Heavy Rock Kit”.

Heavy Rock Bundle

We also offer all three packs as a bundle at a 25% discount.

1 review for Heavy Rock Vol.1

  1. Tyler Kam (verified owner)

    Great quality pack! Had an enquiry about the spec sheet, and they got in touch with me within hours. Great service!

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