The Roamer

From £6.00

The Roamer

From £6.00

Big, Vintage, Heavy Rock Song Drums

11 moveable heavy rock song drum sections at 100 BPM – HUGE classic-sounding grooves based on John Bonham’s 70s vintage rock drum sound.

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“The Roamer” – Heavy Rock Drum Song Slices

(These pre-listens are low quality MP3 versions of the “The Roamer” – Heavy Rock Drum Song pack).

“The Roamer” – Heavy Rock Drum Song Slices

The Roamer consists of 11 arrangement sections running to 4 minutes, 56 seconds in total audio time. It is played at 100bpm and is recorded on 13 channels (plus extra percussion tracks).

Based on a song from Zep’s 6th album, the structure is slightly unusual with longer bridge sections. But otherwise very much a classic rock song.

The general feel of the drum performance is straight with pushes. This could be used with instruments pushing WITH the drums, or just allowing the drums to push on their own to give an urgent feel to a song. The verses/choruses get more wild, with tambo and cowbells featuring on the final set.

We had a lot of fun with the middle section – more of a dream section if you like! It’s a little reminiscent of a certain track from their 2nd album. Lots of percussion and trippy timing going on…

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 song slices preview above.

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.

Read more about…

… the recording and production of “The Roamer” and the heavy rock drum song slices 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 sections.

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 sections.

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


Package Type: Song Pack

Genre/style: Rock/Heavy Rock

Total Duration: 4 Minutes, 56 Seconds

FX: Various – Light reverb, heavy compression

Time Signature: 4/4 Straight

Tempo: 100/110 BPM

Arrangement Sections: 11

  • Intro
  • Verse 1
  • Chorus 1
  • Bridge 1
  • Verse 2
  • Chorus 2
  • Bridge 2
  • Instrumental
  • Percussion Middle Section
  • Verse 3
  • Chorus3
  • Bridge 3
  • Outro
  • Final Hit

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
  • PLUS Additional percussion tracks in certain sections

Files included in the packages

Mixes: 14 WAV files (Stereo 16bit, 44.1 khz) – separate song slices as stereo mixes.

Multi-tracks: 213 WAV files (24bit, 44.1kz) – separate song slices as individual files for each channel.


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


Happy Shedding!

This Song Pack has siblings!

There is a Loops Pack and Samples Pack recorded with the same sound and setup to “The Roamer” Heavy Rock Drum Song Slices pack. The Loops Pack is Heavy Rock Vol.1The samples pack is Heavy Rock Kit.

Heavy Rock Bundle

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


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