Drum Werks XXI | Reggae Drum Loops
The goal of this sample pack was to capture the essence of the reggae drummers of the 70’s who set the standard for that elusive reggae feel and styles. Add this to more contemporary artists and groove derivations and you get a truly unique collection of live acoustic reggae drums.
Drum Werks XXI is an all-live collection of reggae drum loops inspired by classic and contemporary reggae drum tracks.
Grooves feature one drop beats as well as rocker variations, and are played with a straight or triplet swing feel. All that wonderfully elusive feel of reggae is captured for traditionalists but grooves also blend syncopated kick and snare patterns for a truly distinctive style that will work well in more rock influenced projects. These live drum performances capture the distinctive mix of the jazz and funk styles that influenced reggae rhythms.
With a high-pitched snare drum, you get that recognizable pop for backbeat and off-beat rhythmic accents. Additionally, many grooves incorporate cross-stick patterns and toms drums for beat variations.
This sample collection of reggae includes One drop, Rocker and Stepper variations. Hi-hat patterns add additional flavor to the grooves, whether played in a straight or swung eighths or mixing in triplet cross-rhythms on the hi-hat. Whether you need the traditional one drop kick on three or the four beat flow of a stepper variation, your beats will deliver a hypnotic and constant drive of groove. Mix in a deliciously funky serving of fills and you’re ready to chop down some skank.
Many syncopated rhythms incorporate hi-hat and cross-sticking triplets on top of the “One Drop” rhythm typical of traditional reggae. Users will find the grooves ideal for dub, dubstep, and hybrid dub music styles. These authentic reggae drum patterns will inspire your reggae and rock-reggae drum tracks like few sample libraries can.
Drum Werks XXI Features:
- Versatile Blend of Reggae and Rock-Reggae Styles: Think iconic artists like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Burning Spear as well as the modern rock-reggae hybrid styles of The Police and 311. One drops, rockers, steppers – pure, reggae-inspired rhythms for a variety of musical settings.
- Fully-Sampled Drum and Cymbal Samples: A multi-velocity samples of a Yamaha Phoenix drum kit as well as matching Zildjian cymbals is included. Build new grooves in your sequencer of choice or augment the loops to create the right syncopation for your music.
- Superior Rhythmic Realism: No stiff metronome monotony found here – live, studio grooves show you what a live drummer can do – rolls, stick drags, dynamics not possible on anything but a real kit with a real player.
- Cohesive Groove Sets: All loops and samples are from a single recording session. All loops can be combined seamlessly giving users the ultimate in consistency for eclectic or larger-scale projects.
- High-End Production: With gold and platinum experience behind the kit and console, Drum Werks XXI delivers the quality your music deserves. Part of our “L.A. Returns Sessions.”
Drum Werks XXI Stats:
- 613 (1.07 GB 24-bit WAV; 736 MB 16-bit WAV) original, license-free drum loops and samples in 16-bit, 24-bit WAV, APPLE LOOPS formats.
- 174 (211 MB) multi-velocity drum and cymbal samples. Same sample set as Drum Werks XXII.
- All ACIDized 16, 24-bit 44.1 kHz WAV, and APPLE LOOPS are included with purchase. REX2 loop format not available for this product.
Les Capalbo –
Excellent set of loops. The added drum samples are a nice touch – I know I will use those at times. All in all, not a boring collection of the usual reggae beats. These actually are traditional with added flavor and twists played by a drummer you can tell knows the styles inside and out.
William Dodson –
These are top-notch drum samples. Dynamics and EQ are solid and the array of choices for each style are outstanding. Clean, clear sound and a large selection of samples make this an excellent choice for my own work where I just want to get my music ideas out there without programming a drum machine. Highly recommended.