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 recordings to 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.
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 sections or samples.
Stems – 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 sections or samples.
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 stems)
- Kick Inside
- Kick Outside
- Kick Sub
- Over Snare
- Under Snare
- Rack Tom
- Floor Tom
- Overhead Left
- Overhead Right
- Room Valve – Large Diaphragm Condenser
- Room Ribbon
- Room Stereo