September 2005 EQ Magazine Review: Beta Monkey Music Alt and Modern Rock III Drum Loops and Samples
By Craig Anderton | August 2005
“Another acoustic rock drum loop CD? Yes, but you get 11 construction kits (614MB) with groove and one-shot endings, and 83MB of individual hits for $25.99.
The 24-bit sounds are crisp and well recorded, with enough room ambience to give some “air”, but “dry” enough to accommodate adding reverb. There is no overkill compression or EQ, either. The loops are logically arranged as grooves and fills; while there is no documentation, the loop names are intuitive.
The style is rock, but there is one folder each for shuffled, triplet, and funk grooves… these are extremely useable loops that slide right into rock tracks, and minimal processing gives you lots of latitude. If you already have rock drum CDs, this one offers no revelations. But if you need rock drums, you can’t beat the value for money.”