"Now That's What I Call 80s Drums is a highly flexible, great-sounding collection."Jono Buchanan | Future Music
Drumdrops has over 400 drum tracks for you to preview and purchase in multiple formats. Each drum track can be previewed below as a low quality MP3. You can then click on the 'More Info' button to find out how the track was recorded and what formats it is available to purchase in.
All of the drum tracks can be purchased as unmixed live drum multi-tracks. These feature full length takes with all the separate drum mics recorded as 24 bit 44.1 WAVs and come with the Pro Tools session file, an OMF file to import into other DAW and a beat tempo map for syncing up external drum machines. The multi-tracks are perfect for people who want to experiment with setting up their own drum mix and have total control over the sound.
A large selection of the drum tracks are available to purchase as drum stem packs which contain the main stereo mix and sections of the drums mixed down. These packs are better for those who don't want to spend time setting up the mix. We have done the hard work for you, mixing them in commercial studios on vintage gear.
Finally a smaller selection of the drum tracks can be purchased as drum loops. Each mixed drum track has been cut down to about seven 2-4 bar loops and provided in the different drum components - full mix, full kit, kick and snare. The drum loops have been provided as WAVs, Apple Loops and Rex2 files meaning they will import into any sampler or DAW.
|A pulsating 4-feel with plenty of forward momentum. The bass is gradually introduced and the snare fills often syncopated. Brief moments are soloing around the set. The effects of rolling the brushes forward and backwards creates an exciting texture.||Jazz||320||M S L P||Info|
|The triplet cymbal beat is almost straight as a result of the fast tempo. The dialogue between the set is reminiscent of Philly Joe Jones. Separate hat and ride tracks on the multi-track.||Jazz||320||M S L P||Info|
|John Coltrane "Giant Steps" Taken from Coltrane’s album ‘Giant Steps’ (1960). Art Taylor uptempo bebop swing features busy comping patterns between the snare and bass drum complimenting the pulsating ride cymbal pattern. It briefly starts on the hi hats but soon moves to the ride cymbal. This track is high energy with plenty of hits and rhythmic pushes. Separate hi hat and ride tracks on the multi-track.||Jazz||292||M S L P||Info|
|Standard brush pattern. A lively swing groove with a bebop vocabulary between the bass drum and hi-hat. Towards the end of the track the swing is played on the floor tom which gives a slightly deeper resonance.||Jazz||280||M S L P||Info|
|This jazz ride cymbal pattern is played on all cymbals in this track. This isolation is ideal for looping sections. The fills are playful and the snare drum press rolls towards the ends are akin to the great Baby Dodds. Separate hat and ride track on the multi-track.||Jazz||280||M S L P||Info|
|Standard brush pattern. An up-tempo jazz swing with a punchy syncopated bass drum part. Tasteful fills on the snare gradually incorporate the toms and cymbals.||Jazz||240||M S L P||Info|
|Standard swing pattern. This starts with a bouncy hi-hat swing with fills, moving to the ride cymbal, 18” crash ride and china. The entire kit is used to full effect in this track including a tom tom flurry and almost backbeat groove towards the end. Separate hat and ride tracks on the multi-track.||Jazz||240||M S L P||Info|
|Chet Baker, Stan Getz "I’ll remember April". An alternating Latin jazz mambo influenced ride bell cascara including a snare cross stick and hi tom. Like the record there are passages of straight jazz ride cymbal swing. The comping is typical of bebop. Separate ride, floor, rim track on the multi-track.||Jazz||220||M S L P||Info|
|This track experiments with all cymbals separately and has a jump jive feel to it. Ideal for uptempo swing dancing. Each part of the kit is gradually introduced and towards the ends there’s a hint of Gene Krupa’s Sing, Sing, Sing. Separate hat and ride tracks on the multi-tracks.||Jazz||220||M S L P||Info|
|Gene Krupa "Sing Sing Sing" - Benny Goodman's 1937 recording features Gene Krupa's pulsating tom-tom groove with alternating swinging open hi-hat passages with a snare backbeat. The opening floor Tom jungle pattern features short interspersed splash cymbal markers and flurried Tom Tom fills.||Jazz||215||M S L P||Info|