Beta Monkey Drum Loop Compatibility

Single-Session Sample Libraries

Why Use the Best Drum Loops?Unlike other drum loop and drum sample companies who produce random one-off collections, we offer nearly all of our drum loop and sample libraries featuring a consistent and cohesive drum mix and drum sounds.

In other words, all drum loops and drum samples on individual sample libraries were recorded during a single recording session. This means you can mix and match all loops and sounds from a particular sample library.

If you like to mix up your groove styles and feels (straight with swing, cut times or half-times), then our “single session” approach is ideal for your needs. No more worrying about whether or not the loop from one tempo folder will match (in terms of sound) with loops from anywhere else in the sample pack. While other companies will cobble together random loops with radically different mixes and drum sounds, we thought our sample libraries through.

In short, if you use different drum sample libraries from the same recording session all samples and loops will mix together seamlessly.

Cross-Library Compatibility

Beyond individual sample libraries, many drum volumes can also be used interchangeably. Often, when we book several days in a recording studio, we are able to track and create the loop material for multiple sample libraries. This means you get a cohesive drum mix, spanning multiple Beta Monkey drum loop libraries. Many customers love the ability to get more drum styles with the same drum mix and sound they already love.

So, if you’re looking for which loop libraries are compatible, read on. Essentially, these individual libraries form massive “super” drum sample libraries.

Session List


Rocking Nashville Sessions

When we went to track drum tracks for our Pure Country Series, one location was the only one even mentioned: Nashville. Sure, everyone knows that, right?

But, while in Nashville, we learned a few things that go well beyond country music. The level of musicianship in town is unsurpassed – walk into any club, bar, or honky-tonk and you’ll see and hear world-class players on every instrument. Musicians in Nashville are extremely efficient and productive – when the clock is running, work gets done. Surprisingly, Nashville is one hell of a great rock town as well as other styles you’d never expect from the capital of country music.

We used a timeless classic for a drumkit – the Yamaha Recording Custom drumset — and dialed in a great, live drum mix in one of the best-sounding (as well as best-looking) drum rooms in town.

A well-conditioned API board was brought in to capture the sweetest subtleties of live brush work as well as the thick, punchy country, country-rock, and rock drum tones you’ve heard on countless country-rock hits.

These Rocking Nashville Sessions remain some of our favorite sounding drum tracks to this day and include the following Beta Monkey drum loop and sample collections.

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Drum Werks XII: Blues – Get out the guitar and get 12/8 blues grooves, half-time shuffles, blues-rock shufflesready to lay it down to some greasy blues goodness! This essential set of blues drum styles, from laid-back 12/8 to blistering uptempo shuffle feels, will inspire new blues tracks. 650+ drum loops for blues with all the traditional must-haves: shuffles, 12/8 blues grooves, half-time shuffles, blues-rock shuffles, uptempo boogies.

Drum Werks XI: Rock – With 550+ big rock grooves, Hard Rock Drum Loops - Drum Werks XIDrum Werks XI serves up rock and hard rock from 100 BPM through 200 BPM. With a huge, open drum mix, we took advantage of one of the best drum rooms in Nashville to make your rock drum tracks come alive. The foundation of any big rock song is the drum track. Start your next rock songwriting project off right with the Drum Werks XI UpTempo Rock Sample Collection

Drum Werks IX: Rock – Big rock drums – that is what Drum Loops for Hard Rock, Rock - Drum Werks IXDrum Werks IX is all about. A powerful collection of tasty rock drum loops. Whether you’re into classic rock, modern rock, or heavy instrumental rock, Drum Werks IX is all about the power of rock. From basic AC/DC 2s and 4s to advanced feels, this is a versatile and complete drum sample library for all musicians looking to write powerful rock tracks that groove hard.

Pure Country I: Modern Country and Country Rock Drum Loops and Samples – Big, rocking drums that Modern Country Drum Loops - Pure Country Iwill power your drum tracks for rock, country, or anything in-between. Write modern country or rock? Inspire your songwriting projects with this powerful collection of loops and samples.

Pure Country III NASHVILLE BRUSHES™ Country Brush Drum Loops – If you want to write country Brush drum loops - Pure Country IIImusic, all roads lead to Nashville. And, that’s exactly where we went for the drum recording sessions that became Pure Country III: Nashville Brushes™. This all-brushes collection of country drum samples is the real deal, delivering brushed drum parts for traditional styles of country and country-western music. Over 400 acoustic brush and stick drum loops and a complete set of drum samples.

Pure Country IV 3/4 and 6/8 Brush Drum Loops – A 3/4 and 6/8 drum loops with brushes - Pure Country IVfocused collection of 3/4 and 6/8 brush drum grooves for multiple styles of country music as well as folk, ballads, and bluegrass. Featuring brush loops exclusively in 3/4 and 6/8 time, Pure Country IV gives songwriters a versatile drum collection of acoustic grooves, fills, one shots and single hit samples with over 340 brush and stick combo drum loops

Pure Country V Swing Brush Drum Loops – We Swing Brush Drum Loops - Pure Country Vcaptured an extensive collection of drum loops featuring brushes that swing. For artists who write traditional folk music, bluegrass, rockabilly and honky-tonk, or anyone needing the subtle and shifting swing of live brush work. Over 350 acoustic brush drum loops with that Nashville sound.


Our first session out in L.A. was just all-time, and we think the drums came out great as well! Getting one of our childhood idols to come in and lay down fat backbeat after fat backbeat of luscious rock drum tracks was just the beginning of a great two days in one of L.A.’s most-used drum rooms.

We dialed in a great acoustic drum mix, one equally at home in harder or lighter rock tracks and we captured so many different groove styles with a dedicated purpose and focus.

The end result is a series of powerful acoustic drums, ready for you to build the kind of drum tracks you’ve been after.

Want your drums on demand, ready whenever you are? The L.A. Sessions will deliver a massive collection of drum loops and samples for any rock or pop artist.

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Drum Werks XV: L.A. Rock Essentials – Big L.A. drum Rock Drum Loops - Drum Werks XVsounds on this collection of powerful rock drum loops. Thick, meaty session drums that will inspire rock songwriters no matter who they are.

If you rock, you need the real deal in your rock drum tracks.

Drum Werks XVI: More L.A. Rock Essentials – If you Drum Loops for Rock, Hard Rock, Alt Rock - Drum Werks XVIwrite rock, the L.A. Sessions offer pure rock drum loops and samples in the purest form – live, unquantized, powerful drum performances from start to finish. Covering the tempos between 50 and 160 bpm, Drum Werks XVI is the uptempo sidekick to Drum Werks XV.

Drum Werks XVII: Signature Rock Drums – The only Drum Loops for Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, Van Halen - Drum Werks XVIIrock drum loop library to own if you’re after the signature drum beats of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, Van Halen, and more. Get the most recognizable drum grooves ever recorded with over 300 power rock drum loops and a complete matching drum sample library.

Drum Werks XVIII: Piccolo Pop Rock – A little bit funk.Drum loops for live rock, alt, pop-rock - Drum Werks XVIII A little bit pop. And a whole lot of rock! This pop rock inspired collection features a unique power pop sound to inspire your pop-rock songwriting. The featured voice – a 13″ x 3″ steel shell piccolo snare – provides the quintessential pop and bright snare tone for modern rock and pop. With a high-pitched attack and tight projection, Drum Werks XVIII: Piccolo Grooves will inspire a different side of your songwriting.

Drum Werks XIX: Rock, Indie, and Alt Rock Drums  – Geared for contemporary rock and alt rock styles, the Drum Loops and Drum Samples - Drum Werks XIXtempo focus is between 60 bpm and 90 bpm. Whether you need laid-back, in-the-pocket drum tracks or aggressive mid-tempo drum beats, this live collection of rock, alternative-rock  drum loops will supply the live feel to inspire and set your music apart.


Drum Werks XX – A powerful and versatile Drum Loops and Drum Samples - Drum Werks XXcollection of rock grooves. With 423 drum loops to inspire modern rock and alt rock songwriters, this library is geared for the mid and up-tempo range from 80 bpm to 130 bpm.


A very similar recording setup as the “L.A. Sessions” and the “L.A. III Sessions” utilizing the same room as well as signal chain.

Our usual go-to recording engineer was brought in to dial in the sweetest, most natural acoustic drum sounds we could capture. Forget the extreme EQ to correct bad sounding drums or heavy-handed compression to compensate for amateur drummers – we brought in the pros who do this daily and tracked it all for the L.A. Returns Sessions.

Want live acoustic drums that breathe the way they should? Anything from the L.A. Returns sessions will do your music right.

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Rock Hard Funk II Classic Funk Drums – With a Funk Drum Samples and Loopsmodern drum mix, Rock Hard Funk II serves up the roots of funk and rock drumming in one powerful collection of staple funk drum loops. Capturing 9 funk drum track performances ranging from 50-175bpm, we recorded one of the funkiest players in L.A. to channel the foundations of funk like P-Funk and blend in hip hop beats for an exciting new amalgam of funk goodness.

Rock Hard Funk III Hybrid Funk Drums – This collection takes funk Funk Beats - Rock Hard Funk IIIdrum loops to another level of groove inspiration and inventiveness. Combining infectious backbeat funk to ear-bending jazz-rock hip-hop fusion hybrid grooves, this drum sample library is jam-packed with inventive syncopation and drum beats that defy definition.

Drum Werks XXI – Inspired by the traditional reggae Reggae Drum Loops - Drum Werks XXIgrooves you know and love, these versatile live reggae drum loops reggae beats with a modern sensibility.

This collection of drum loops and samples are perfect for building reggae drum tracks for traditional reggae or hybrid rock-reggae styles.

Drum Werks XXII – Ska drumming delivers live ska Ska Drum Loops - Drum Werks XXIIdrum loops, multiple beat variations and intense fills. Lay down the drum tracks for any ska project with the live, acoustic drums you need to get things popping, ideal for any ska and reggae influenced music like Drum & Bass, dub or Dubstep. There’s no denying that the way to get the real flavor and energy of ska into your music is with live drum tracks!

Drum Werks XXIII – Blues drumming is all about fat Blues Drum Loops - Drum Werks XXIIIbackbeats, tasty fills, and, most important, feel. If your blues drum tracks need inspiration, Live, 100% acoustic blues drums spanning 45 bpm to 140 bpm, Drum Werks XXIII offers no-nonsense 12/8, shuffles, Charleston shuffles and other shuffle-based grooves.


Take one of the best studio drummers in L.A., add one of the hardest-working and sought-after recording engineers, and put them together in one of L.A.’s exclusive drum rooms and this is what you get. We loved this combo enough to return three times.

Pure acoustic drum bliss – all live and natural, with a versatile mix that will work for multiple styles of music. The following collections were are cut during our L.A. III drum recording sessions.

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Drum Werks XXIV – 600+ MB of versatile 6/8 drumming whether you need no-nonsense straight 8ths or shuffle feels. Offers extensive coverage between 30 bpm and 60 bpm to inspire your songwriting with live 6/8 time drum loops. Like no other loop collection available, Drum Werks XXIV is exclusively 6/8 time signature grooves!

Drum Werks XXV – Need to take your 6/8 drum tracks up a notch? With 263 up-tempo 6/8 drum loops ranging from 70 bpm to 100 bpm, Drum Werks XXV delivers a solid and versatile mix of 6/8 drumming groove feels and gives you a full songwriting arsenal to quickly and easily build new and inspiring drum tracks. This collection goes perfectly with Drum Werks XXIV to cover all the usable tempos you’d ever need in 6/8 time.

Drum Werks XXVI – With a versatile collection of live ballad drum tracks covering tempos from 40 bpm to 100 bpm, Drum Werks XXVI: Rock Ballads will lay the foundation for any ballad or slow rock songwriting. The fills are tasteful and musical and the pockets on these grooves are deep. Hold the tempo, keep the power.

Drum Werks XXVII – Powerful groove rock drum loops, Groove Rock Drum Loops - Live Drums for Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock settled right in the heart of the “groove zone” between 90 bpm to 120 bpm. Straight-ahead, hard-hitting songwriting drum tools inspired by some of rock’s greatest drumming performances and played by one of the best studio drummers in L.A. 850 MB of pure, live rock drums.

Drum Werks XXVIII – Infectious uptempo and fast 100% Live Rock Drum Loops - Studio Drum Tracks for Rock, Alt Rock, Classic Rock | Beta Monkey Music Drum Werks XXVIIIrock drum loops. Whether you need hard rock, classic rock or alt rock drum tracks, put these live studio drum loops to inspired use. Grooves sets ranging from 125 BPM to 180 BPM will deliver live, punchy, and powerful rock drums to your DAW of choice.


Recorded at The Plant in Sausalito, CA, we went into the big drum room, Studio A, to capture drums for The Plant Sessions.

No exaggeration necessary, this was, without question the biggest recording space we had ever put drums in – it was absolutely massive in width and length as well as height. It easily went up 50′ – 70′ and had to be 75′ wide and 50′ deep.

But, the sound was totally controlled and workable – it could be as huge as you wanted or as dry and intimate as you needed. It was clear to see why this was the go-to room in the Bay Area when it came to drums, whether it was a soft rock act like Fleetwood Mac or heavier groups like Metallica. Speaking of Metallica, an interesting engineer’s story came up while we recorded there.

When Metallica recorded Garage, Inc in Studio A, Lars evidently didn’t feel the drums were “big enough.” So, rather than moving recording to a bigger (not sure if one existed within 500 miles of Sausalito) or different room, what does the band do?

Metallica put recording on hold and had the roof of The Plant studios raised. By a good 30 feet or more. Right where the two tones of blue paint met was The Plant studios pre- and post-Metallica. So, Lars got the bigger room he wanted and recording proceeded as planned, right? Well, according to our recording engineer, they still wound up flying in samples to get the drums big enough for Lar’s liking. All the studio renovation expenses, months of delay in recording, and they still turned to drum samples. Ah, rock and roll delusions of grandeur.

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The Plant Sessions include the following Beta Monkey drum loop releases:

Rock Hard Funk I Bay Area Funk – Add some live Funk Drum Loops - Rock Hard Funk Ifusion funk drums to your sample collection. Over 1000 hard grooves spanning 55 bpm to 156 bpm, Rock Hard Funk I mixes a rock attitude with a funk and fusion sensibility. Its live and open sound will cut through your mix, with crisp snares and EFX percussion and the playing will take your fusion and funk drum tracks to a whole other dimension.

Odd Time Meltdown I -Delivers highly technical Odd Time Drum Loops - Odd Time Meltdown Iprogressive rock and fusion grooves in multiple odd time signatures. Covering insanely syncopated drum styles in 5, 7, 9 odd time signatures, Odd Time Meltdown is the original odd meter drum sample resource. Often imitated, but never duplicated. You will simply not find a more eclectic and inventive collection of odd time signature grooves than in this drum library.

Jazz Essentials I – Traditional jazz drum loops in a Jazz Drum Loops - Jazz Essentials Iversatile royalty-free collection of 400 jazz drum loops. Songwriters will quickly find the jazz groove they need, with authentic jazz phrasings from a relaxed 100 bpm to a blistering bop at 325 bpm – there’s a jazz groove here for everyone.


Recording in one of Brooklyn’s premier recording studios (flies under the radar but a true diamond in the rough!), we went into these sessions looking for that earthy, gritty sound that has that alt and indie attitude from top to bottom. Punchy, crisp, thick, but decidedly light on the processing polish – the type of sound that would work in a number of musical contexts because the natural sounds of an acoustic drum kit can and should be that versatile.

Covering styles from America roots to alt-rock and indie-rock, songwriters who want some rough and tumble attitude in their drum tracks will find thousands of beats and fills to choose for inspiration.

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Drum Werks VI: Americana Roots Rock – Ideal for Blues, rock, country drum tracks - Drum Werks VIalt-country and Americana songwriting styles as well as blues, rock, and country rock tracks. With shuffles, 12/8 patterns, and other swing feels, this collection of 700 acoustic drum loops offers 18 different groove sets, from 6/8 blues ballad grooves to high-energy 180 BPM rock shuffles.

Drum Werks V: Grunge, Indie Rock – Over 700 Live drum loops for alt rock, garage rock, indie rock.acoustic drum loops in 12 different styles for grunge, indie, alt pop rock drum tracks. This disc has a real early grunge vibe to it, capturing the early days of Sub Pop records when the drums were live, raw, and energetic. If you write real, raw, dirty alt rock, Drum Werks V should be in your drum loop and sample library.

Drum Werks IV: New York Rock and Pop – Get that N.Y. Studio drum loops - Drum Werks IVauthentic New York Indie Rock sound. This collection of grooves includes both straight and shuffled feels to enhance and inspire your rock and pop drum tracks. Whether you’re looking for a gritty garage rock vibe or a dense, hypnotic swinging beat, Drum Werks IV drums will drop right into songwriting process with effective results.


Recording in one of Connecticut’s world-class recording studios, just a little more than 45 minutes outside of New York City, these drum recording sessions have an open and honest drum mix ideal for alt and indie rock.

With natural drum kit sounds, this versatile collection of drum tracks have a decidedly natural and honest character.

Covering styles from alt, indie, garageband rock, and roots-rock, give your drum tracks the real thing with hundreds of individual grooves and fills to inspire your songwriting.

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Drum Werks VIII: Indie Rock – Write alt and indie rock or Indie, Garage Rock Drum Loops - Drum Werks VIIIpop? Drum Werks VIII serves up 650 beats and fills from 65 bpm to 150 bpm. With it’s natural, roomy mix, the loops are versatile enough to create drum tracks for other genres such as pop, experimental, and electronic music as well. The follow-up to Drum Werks VII.

Drum Werks VII: Indie Rock – 900 acoustic drum loops and a complete matching multi-Live Rock Drum Samples - Drum Werks VIIvelocity sample set, covering diverse modern indie pop and rock drum beats. Your drum tracks will shine with great rock feel and live, rock solid energy. Drum Werks VII is a versatile single session of beats and fills that will inspire your next songwriting project.


When you’re looking to write the thickest and heaviest doom sludge, you need big, heavy drums that keep the tempos down. Way down.

Thick drums with loads of attack – that was the sound we looked for when tracking for the Doom Metal Hell recording sessions. Recorded on a Tama Starclassic with a host of Zildjian, Sabian, Meinl, and Paiste cymbals to round out the slow, sludgy attack.

We laid down the ultimate drum tracks for use in doom, stoner, and sludge metal music.

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Double Bass Mania V Doom Metal The only sample Doom, stoner, sludge metal drums - Double Bass Mania Vcollection for doom metal. This heavy and hypnotic collection of doom metal drum loops covers the insanely sludgy tempos between 25 and 60 bpm. If you write doom, stoner, and sludge metal, this is the definitive drum track resource. Double Bass Mania V is the only source for true doom metal drumming, all in one drum sample set with hundreds of brutally heavy grooves. Let the agonizing gloom and doom begin.

Double Bass Mania VI: Triplets of Doom will satisfy Double Bass Mania VI: Triplets of Doom Metal Drum Loops - Double Bass Mania VIthe urge for heavy drum grooves with space, power, and swing. Nothing but heavy, uber-slow doom drumming to be found, ready to serve as the rhythmic foundation of your next doom metal project. Double Bass Mania VI swings the sludge and dirge hard. Agonizingly slow and brutally heavy, Double Bass Mania VI: Triplets of Doom is the ultimate drum loops package resource for pure doom metal songwriting inspiration.


A brutal collection of heavy metal and power metal drum tracks. Dry and bright attack, the goal going into the recording session was to capture a mix reminiscent of the And Justice For All drum tracks. Love them or hate them, they had a distinctive character that could cut through any number of guitar tracks. We wanted our drum tracks to be able to cut through the wall of noise in the same way.

The two collections, DBM3 and DBM4, were built to be used together with complementary tempos. Go for the power metal in DBM4 or the speed and death metal styles of DBM3 – these drums will form a powerful foundation for multiple styles of classic or modern modern.

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Double Bass Mania III Death, Speed Metal Drums  – Without question, this is the fastest and most brutal Metal drum track - Double Bass Mania IIIspeed and death metal drum loops we offer. This metal sample library offers 666+ insanely fast and power double bass grooves, blastbeats, skanks, – in various combinations and styles. Double Bass Mania III delivers the pure speed of death metal with no regrets or apologies. This is is for hard core speed freaks looking for all sorts of brutal blastbeats and blastbeat variations between 180 bpm and 240 bpm.

Double Bass Mania IV Power Metal Drums – Pounding and aggressive power metal drum loops, Metal Drum Loops - Double Bass Mania IVDouble Bass Mania IV slams double bass grooves in the 90 bpm to 120 bpm tempo range. With 1100+ double bass grooves, variations, fills, one shots, and samples, Double Bass Mania IV delivers over 1 GIG of power and pain for modern groove power metal. Rip it up with your heaviest riffs. It’s not about speed on this one – it’s about the power.


Recording and tracking information coming soon. These are our latest members of the Double Bass Mania family – full of pure metal power.

Recorded and mixed by one of metal’s leading producers/engineers in a well-known studio behind some of the most influential metal releases in the past ten years, Double Bass Mania VII has a truly powerful modern metal drum mix. Powerful kicks with plenty of depth and attack. Deep, punchy toms with enough crack to separate from the din. Powerful snares that will punch through your speakers with an undeniable crack. Dark and shimmering cymbals, powerful and lush.

If your songwriting needs that modern metal drum sound, the Bay Area Sessions will serve your music well.

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Double Bass Mania VIII – Power and Precision. Speed speed metal, deathcore, death, tech metal, djent drum loops - Double Bass Mania VIIIand Aggression. Brutal and Insane. Double Bass Mania VIII unleashes precision metal drum loops for guitarists, bassists, producers who work in a number of metal styles, including speed metal, deathcore, grindcore, death, tech metal, or djent. Get ready to inspire your next metal songwriting project. Focused on tempos between 120 bpm and 160 bpm, Double Bass Mania VIII unleashes over 900 drum loops, including grooves and fills, to inspire pure metal drum tracks. 100% live metal drumming performances.

Double Bass Mania VII Modern Metal Drums – This Modern metal drum loops - Double Bass Mania VIIbeast unleashes nearly 1 GB of pure metal. Recorded and mixed by one of modern metal’s leading producers, Double Bass Mania VII serves up 600+ (750+ MB) drum loops and 250 MB of drum samples, Double Bass Mania VII powers through tempos between 80 bpm to 110 bpm. Blasts, straight-ahead power grooves, half-time breakdowns, double-time blastbeats and skanks, Double Bass Mania VII will satisfy your thirst for pure modern metal drum tracks and unleashes modern metal fury.

Drum Werks II: Reloaded – With 600 hard rock drum Hard rock drum loops - Drum Werks II Reloadedloops covering a wide spectrum of groove styles from 90 bpm to 150 bpm, we have covered the hard rock genre exhaustively with main grooves, half-time and double-time groove variations, and fills. Drum Werks II: Reloaded captures the intense energy and power of hard rock and gives you a powerful songwriting tool to create rock drum tracks qui,ckly and easily. This drum loop library will become your go-to songwriting tool for creating the heaviest and loudest hard rock drum tracks.