We are here to help
you get the best grooves as well as service.
If your question is not answered on this
page, feel free to email us directly for
more personal attention.
How much does it cost to ship to overseas?
2. I do not use PayPal.
What other ordering options are there?
3. I'd like to get
my order overnighted. Can I do this?
4. How long will
it take for my discs to arrive?
5. What happens if
my discs are damaged or lost in the mail?
Which loop format is right for my software?
2. Which CD should I
get if I want to write a song like (insert
song name here)?
3. Are these loops license-free?
4. Can I mix and match
loops from different loop sets on a disc?
5. I am having issues seeing the loops in GarageBand or Logic?
Why are Beta Monkey Music's prices so
much better than the competition?
2. Am I going to get
a disc of funky v-drum hip hop loops when
I really want some slamming rock loops?
3. I've been burned by
other loop companies on the net. What
makes Beta Monkey Music so different?
How much does it cost to ship to overseas?
is free when you spend over $50. This free shipping policy is good for any location on the planet. So, if you are in Australia, Europe, Japan, etc, you pay no shipping when you order over $50 worth of loop/sample discs.
under $50, shipping is $6.95 in the U.S. and $7.95 to anywhere
in the world. Two-Day and Overnight delivery are available in the U.S. only. Add your item to the cart to see the current rates.Two-day and Overnight delivery is NOT available worldwide as it is prohibitively expensive. For this, we recommend you request an instant download - you will save a ton of money and get the loops faster than any other means possible.
Please note: All Overnight orders must be placed by 12:00 Noon (EST) to receive the order the next day.
I do not use PayPal. What other ordering
options are there?
you do not need to be a PayPal member
in order to purchase any Beta Monkey release. If you click "Buy Now" for any
release, you will be presented with two
options by PayPal: One for existing PayPal
members; the other is for those "that
do not currently have a PayPal account."
You want to take the second option (on
your screen, it will be to the right).
Choosing that payment option allows you
to simply use your credit card and in
no way join or become a PayPal member.
A second option
is to purchase any release (or disc combo
package) via our other credit card provider
CCNow. You can purchase all CD's through
CCNow at our CCNow
Order Page. Same prices, same catalogues
A third option
is to make your purchase the "old fashion"
way: sending in payment via snail mail
with a check or MO. Simply request a printable Beta Monkey Order Form from our contact page and send
in your order. If you email us and give
us the heads-up, we can have your order
packed and ready to go immediately upon
receipt of payment. In fact, we have sent
orders out AHEAD of payment. So, ask nice!
We can do this for most orders without
any problem. And, if you're wondering,
we have not been burned yet, by a single
person, in over two years of doing business.
I'd like to get my order overnighted.
Can I do this?
Yes. That is easily
done. Just email us with the request.
We will bill you the going rate for overnight
delivery ($18.30 with the USPS). Just
remember, overnight orders must be made
BEFORE 12:00 for anywhere beyond the East
Coast. East coast orders can be overnighted
up until 2:00. We need an hour turnaround time to get
your order packed and off to the PO so
don't cut it too close!
How long will it take for my discs to
All U.S. orders generally arrive in TWO
to FOUR business days after your purchase. International orders
can vary but are generally no more than
seven to ten days (typical shipping time
to the U.K. is six days or less; Australia
is seven days or less; Western Europe is seven days or less).
However, please feel free
to contact us should there be a significant
delay in your order. While it is rare,
it has happened. We are more than happy
to track your order (if possible) or,
if need be, reship the order free.
We want to make sure you get your grooves! We have NEVER not gotten discs to anyone who ordered to over 40 countries on this planet and in over tens of thousands of orders.
Of course, if you need the discs in a hurry, contact us to have an instant download made available to you the same day of your order. You can also request your order to be "download only" to avoid delays and expensive import taxes and duties. Go to the Instant Download Store page to get full details and to put in a request.
What happens if my discs are damaged or
lost in the mail?
We will reship orders FREE, no questions
asked. It is so rare that we don't mind
resending discs if need be. Same goes
for damaged discs. In fact, if you EVER
have a problem with your discs and you
email us nicely, then we can send out
new ones. We want you to know that we
want youto be 100% happy. Sending out
a few re-orders or new items to replace
damaged ones is the least we can do to
keep you as a loyal Beta Monkey Music
Which loop format is right for my software?
it can be confusing to know which loop
format is the one best suited for your
software or stand-alone DAW. Unless you
are currently recording in 24 bit, you
should always choose 16 bit. 16 Bit WAV format is universally accepted, so, if haven't s clue as to the format, this one will never be wrong.
you know your setup best, but here are
our recommendations for the most popular
programs using Beta Monkey drum loops
and samples. Feel free to download actual samples from most of our collection (see the individual disc's page) and test them in your setup. Specific program information is as follows:
Live: 16 or 24-bit WAV format.
16 or 24-bit WAV format. Obviously, this
one is a no-brainer!
Audition: 16 or 24-bit
Products: 16 or 24-bit WAV format
Nuendo: 16 or 24-bit WAV or REX format.
Users probably already know REX format
is, in some ways, a better format to work
with but either WAV or REX/REX2 is compatible.
Performer: DP supports REX as well
as Acid WAV (3.1 and above) and Apple
Loops (4.5 and above).
Loops: 16 or 24-bit WAV format
Apple Loops (of course!)
Apple Loops format.
Older versions (6.0 and below) should
use REX format.
Programs: REX format, of course.
Tools: 16 or 24-bit WAV format
AUDIO WORKSTATIONS: (BOSS, Roland,
Yamaha, etc.): 16-bit WAV. 24 bit can
be used in some, but definitely not all
DAW's. If you in doubt, check with your
course, if you don't see your software or hardware listed above and are unsure of the format right for you,
email customer support and we'll make
sure you get the right format for your
More specific information about the APPLE LOOPS format can be found here...
Which CD should I get if I want to write
a song like (insert song name here)?
Feel free to write
anytime to run questions like this by
us. We'll do our best to see if we can
find a match. And, if we can't, we also
cut custom loops. Right now, there are
no fixed prices for such a services but
this is in the works for a dedicated service.
We've done it on numerous occasions and
would be happy to see if we can cut some
custom grooves for you too. Now, if you
ask us to play Zappa's "Black Page"
that might be a different story! But,
short of that, we can handle most requests.
Are these loops license-free? Royalty-free?
Yes. Beta Monkey music loops and samples are completely license-free and
there are no royalties to pay so long as you use these loops/samples in music. You may not
resell or distribute the loops "as is" in loop form no matter how you may tweak, EQ, combine or otherwise digitally alter them. You must use
them in a musical composition of your
own creation, commerical or private.
You may request our End User License Agreement here (for those that love to read legalese).
Your Beta Monkey license can be summarized by the following:
What You Can Do with Your Beta Monkey Loops:
- Use in music CD's (both commerical or private), videos, software, online games, podcasts, concert performances, TV or radio advertisements, demos, school project, or any other type of audio/visual project You may sell, distribute, or perform to paid audiences and clients so long as you have added musical content to the loops themselves.
- Use and enjoy at home to your heart's content.
What You Can NOT Do with Your Beta Monkey Loops:
- Re-sell or re-license the loops and samples on their own (includes physical copies of the Beta Monkey discs) All Beta Monkey loops and samples must be combined with something else (music, video, you farting into a microphone) before you can sell or distribute them to the public.
- Claim any type of ownership of the Beta Monkey Music loops and samples.
- Copy CD's, post online for download or in any way distribute, give away, offer, or sell the loops "as is" (that is, with no musical element added to the loops themeselves)
Remember, only the original purchaser may use the loops and samples contained on Beta Monkey discs. When you buy Beta Monkey Music drum loops and drum samples, you are not, in any way, shape or form, buying ownership of the sounds - you are buying a LICENSE to use the loops and sounds within your music. Beta Monkey Music will always remain the sole copyright holder and owner of the drum loops, samples, and sounds - our license grants you the use of our work in your own recorded works, for home or commerical use with no royalty obligation to us whatsoever.
We have caught people reselling
our loops - not nice. Don't do it. Think of how you might feel if someone broke into your house and stole your guitar, bass, or keyboard. That is essentially what you are doing to us - drummers who sweat our nuts off so you can have some powerful grooves to write with - when you post our drums on various torrent sites or try to pawn them off on ebay after you have made copies for yourself.
Respect the yourself. Respect the music. Respect our license.
Can I mix and match loops from different
loop sets on a disc?
The problem with
a lot of loop discs is the fact that so
many of the loops on a particular disc
do NOT work together. In most cases it
is because you have a random assortment
of drum sounds, varying from one loop
set to another. We offer several discs
that are UNIFIED collections of loops.
By that, we mean the entire disc features
one single drum sound (all loops are taken
from the same kit, same room, same recording
session). This means all the loops - grooves,
groove variations, fills, one shots, and
multi-velocity samples - sound EXACTLY
If you are looking for sonic
consistency and want the ultimate in versatility,
these are our SINGLE SESSION loop CD's. In some cases, multiple discs share the same sounds (cut from same recording session, same kit, same room, same settings), these are color-coded. For example, Drum Werks VII, VIII and Pure Country II are derived from the same recording session and all loops from the three discs can be mixed with loops from any of the other three discs - essentially, a multi-disc collection of single session drum loops!
- Classic Backbeats Plus
- Double Bass Mania II
- Double Bass Mania III
- Double Bass Mania IV
- Double Bass Mania V
- Drum Werks IV
- Drum Werks V
- Drum Werks VI
- Drum Werks VII
- Drum Werks VIII
- Drum Werks IX
- Drum Werks X
- Drum Werks XI
- Drum Werks XII
- Jazz Essentials
- Natural Grooves
- Odd Time Meltdown
- Rock Hard Funk
- Pure Country I
- Pure Country II
- Pure Country III: Nashville Brushes
- Pure Country IV: Nashville Brushes in 3/4 and 6/8
- Pure Country V: Shuffle Brushes
The following discs are "mixed sessions" and contain a variety of drum sounds. However, folders are each disc are consistent sounds. In other words, drum sounds will vary from folder to folder, but never within a single folder.
- Alt and Modern Rock I
- Alt and Modern Rock II
- Alt and Modern Rock III
- Alt and Modern Rock IV
- Double Bass Mania I
- Drum Werks II
- Drum Werks III
These discs contain
an abundance of loops at particular tempos
or styles that you have more than enough
for song construction. These discs are
for those of you who need and like the
variety of sounds that real drums offer.
I am having issues seeing the loops in GarageBand or Logic?
This almost always is related to indexing your drum loops in either of these two programs. See our Apple Loops Help and Info Page here for solutions.
Why are Beta Monkey prices so much better
than the competition?
Ah, yes, the big
question. Here are two answers, the short
and the long, with the long one first:
You want to know
why we charge less than everyone else?
Because we think they charge too much.
We have bought our fair share of discs
for $50 and up. Some were good, some were
OK, and some were flat-out useless. But,
in every case, we always felt the price
tag was just way too stiff. Now, many
will say, "Oh, but these are license-free
loops!" or "It takes a lot of
money to book studio time, buy equipment,
and produce CD's." And, sadly many
people will buy it. We didn't. And we
still don't. We offer our discs, which
pound for pound put other commercial releases
to shame, at FAIR prices. We've found
through experience that people truly appreciate
rock solid, no-nonsense, 100% acoustic
drum grooves and fills at the prices we
offer them for. Proof enough is the amount
of repeat business we do. Unlike most
of the others out there, we aren't out
for the quick "one hit" purchase.
We have over twenty-five releases now and plan to release
another six to eight in 2008. We want
you back. And, we can only do that if
you feel you got what you paid for (and
we prefer you feel you got MORE than what
you paid for).
"But, you get
what you pay for!" is what some will
counter. Well, this is true with a lot
of things in life (like cheap microphones
or cheap instruments), but we can assure
you it's not true with Beta Monkey.
Plus, for our prices, you can actually
try us out and still not be out a bundle.
Think you would take the same risks with
a $100+ sample CD? Not nearly as likely.
The bottom line
is our price is a major selling point.
If we felt like screwing people, we would
charge $49.99 like everyone else. We don't.
We won't. We can't. It's just not what
we believe in. But, hey, if you want to
spend more and get less, email us. We
know of more than a few places who will
gladly stiff you for more and send you
a disc of even stiffer loops.
The Short Answer?
We're just not greedy like our competitors.
We want to offer great products at a price
ALL musicians can afford, from working
pro musicians with an unlimited spending
budget to the project studio artists with
more limited means. We know - we have
Am I going to get a disc of funky v-drum
loops when I really want some slamming
No. For that, you
want to visit Sonic Foundry or any of
the others you might call our competition.
You can view the table of contents for
all discs prior to purchasing and we do
our best to describe the discs as accurately
as we can. When we say rock, we mean rock.
If we label a disc Bluesy (like our Volume
III CD), then you are going to get shuffles
and 6/8 feels. And, for goodness sake,
a Roland v-drum will never be found at
Beta Monkey Studios. Arguably ,
they are the worst scourge brought upon
the drumming and general music community
since disco. And, the sad thing is people
will swear, "Oh they sound cool!"
or "I just have to dial up the kit
I want and there's the sound I want!"
It's really sad. It breaks our hearts
to hear the loops people claim are "rock"
loops when they are v-drum garbage that
sounds only somewhat better than what
GM sounds were like in the mid-90's. Please,
people do yourself and your music a favor
and never use a v-drum or midi loop again.
You can do better.
I've been burned by other loop companies
on the net. What makes Beta Monkey Music
If you haven't figured
it out by now, then we don't think you
will ever see it. But, one simple way
to remedy this would be to email us. Get
to know us, ask questions, see who and
what you're dealing with. That will probably
distinguish us from the competition even
more than the quality of our grooves.