Soul Drum Loops
The “Big, Round & Bouncy”soul drum loops pack is one of three Beat Shed products using a drum sound inspired by the great producer Willie Mitchell.
His approach to drum recording is one much discussed in drummer/engineer circles. Some talk about the punchy kick, the muffled toms, or the mic placement that takes in the whole kit as a single instrument. But then there’s the snare sound. Oh THAT snare sound…
Whilst recording “Since We’ve Been Together“, we started messing around with other grooves and ideas for a soul drum loops pack.
Starting at 85bpm, we improvised some quite laid back grooves, on hi-hats then ride, in that 70’s soul style. Some 6/8 grooves also came to mind so we put those down as well.
Moving up to 102bpm things got a bit funkier with more of a breakbeat feel. There are a few soul drum loops in here that could be used for rock too, and one or two 4-to-the-floor grooves too.
In the audio player above you can hear compilations of a few loops at each tempo, then scroll down to hear each and every loop (and a few fills too!) in the “Big, Round & Bouncy” loop pack.
As well as the WAV stereo mixes and 24bit multi-tracks, we also produced the soul 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 £4 more than a single format.
ALL Formats – All stereo formats as above PLUS the 24bit multi-tracks PLUS the top-level Deep Dry Soul Kit sample pack (worth £10). Every format and recording from this session for only £8 more than the ALL stereo formats package.
Deep Dry Soul Kit is a samples pack containing hits recorded in the same session as Big Round & Bouncy soul drum loops. It is also available separately…
Package Type: Loop Pack
Tempo: 85/102 BPM
Time Signature: 4/4 & 6/8 – Straight/Swung
FX: Various compression, tape saturation
Channels: 13 (available as Multi-tracks)
- Kick Inside
- Kick Outside
- Sub Kick
- Over Snare
- Under Snare
- Rack Tom
- Floor Tom
- Overhead Left
- Overhead Right
- Room Valve – Large Diaphragm Condenser
- Room Ribbon (Overhead)
- Stereo Room
Files included in the “Big, Round & Bouncy” Soul Drum Loops Pack
WAV package: 72 WAV files – (Stereo 16bit, 44.1 khz)
REX2 package: 72 REX2 files
Apple Loops package: 72 Sliced AIF-C files
Stylus RMX package: 72 Directories containing XML and “audio” files
Multi-Tracks: 936 WAV files (24bit, 44.1kz) – individual files for each channel. DRY with no effects or processing.
If you like the sound of “Big, Round & Bouncy”, then checkout the Song Slices loop pack “Since We’ve Been Together“. It was recorded at the same time and has exactly the same kit, setup, mic configuration and production style.
It’s also really useful if you’re songwriting and need inspiration, or if you need long loops in dynamic sections that can be moved around.