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L.A. III RECORDING SESSIONS: 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:

Drum Werks XXVIII offers infectious uptempo and fast rock drum loops. Perfect for tracks needing the high octane feel and power of John Bonham, Simon Phillips, Alex Van Halen, and Dave Grohl.

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.

Part of the L.A. III Sessions.

Drum Werks XXVII Powerful groove rock drum loops, 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. This sample library weighs in at a hefty 850 MB of pure, live rock drums.

Part of the L.A. III Sessions.

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. Hold the tempo, keep the power.

If you're inspired by The Eagles, Pink Floyd, Kansas, Aerosmith, Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton or any other artist who has lived on the softer side of rock, then these loops will serve you and your music well.

Part of the L.A. III Sessions.

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.

Within the 6/8 time signature, you can dig into straight 8th beats, half-time grooves, shuffles, and other 6/8 groove styles. Drum Werks XXV is the only exclusively 6/8 drum loop collection available today.

Part of the L.A. III Sessions.

Drum Werks XXIV 600+ MB of versatile 6/8 drumming whether you need no-nonsense straight 8ths or shuffle feels.

Drum Werks XXIV: Slow 6-8-Drum-Loops 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 - exclusively 6/8 grooves!

Part of the L.A. III Sessions.

L.A. RETURNS RECORDING SESSIONS: 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:

Drum Werks XXIII Blues drumming is all about fat backbeats, tasty fills, and, most important, feel. If your blues drum tracks need inspiration, Drum Werks XXIII delivers 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.

Part of the L.A. Returns Sessions.

Drum Werks XXII Ska drumming delivers live ska drum 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. This collection of ska drum loops is also ideal for any ska and reggae influenced music like Drum & Bass, dub or Dubstep.

Part of the L.A. Returns Sessions.

Drum Werks XXI Inspired by the traditional reggae grooves you know and love, these versatile live reggae drum loops reggae beats with a modern sensibility - perfect for building reggae drum tracks for traditional reggae or hybrid rock-reggae styles.

This collection of reggae includes One drop, Rocker and Stepper variations. Whether you need the traditional one drop kick on three or the four beat flow of a stepper variation, your beats will deliver the hypnotic and constant drive of authentic reggae riddims.

Part of the L.A. Returns Sessions.

Rock Hard Funk III Hybrid Funk Drums takes funk drum 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.

More than 800 MB of modern funk drumming with 450 two, four and eight bar drum loops for endless songwriting options. It’s funky quality and quantity, all in Rock Hard Funk III.

Part of the L.A. Returns Sessions.

Rock Hard Funk II Classic Funk Drums With a modern drum mix, Rock Hard Funk II serves up the roots of funk and rock drumming in one powerful collection of staple funk drum loops.

Solid, pocket funk grooves for pop rock tracks or wickedly syncopated RnB grooves, Rock Hard Funk II is a versatile set of funk drum samples for any songwriting project in need of the groove. Break it down with the syncopated solution to your groove needs with over 400 new funk beats.

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 II has it all: syncopated funk grooves, dance/disco four on the floor beats, breakdown grooves, fast funky break, low-down dirty funkiness.

Part of the L.A. Returns Sessions.

L.A. SESSIONS: 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.

Drum Werks XX offers a powerful and versatile collection 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.

Whether you need deep in-the-pocket drum tracks at 90 bpm or more driving drum beats at 130 bpm, this live collection of rock, alternative, indie-rock drum loops offers the vital live feel to inspire your songwriting.

Part of the L.A. Sessions.

Drum Werks XIX: Rock, Indie, and Alt Rock Drums Geared for contemporary rock and alt rock styles, the tempo 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, pop-rock drum loops will supply the live feel to inspire and set your music apart.

Part of the L.A. Sessions.

Drum Werks XVIII: Piccolo Pop Rock A little bit funk. 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 sleek 13" x 3" steel shell piccolo snare - provides the quintessential pop and bright snare tone for modern rock and pop (not to mention a few others). With a high-pitched attack and tight projection, Drum Werks XVIII: Piccolo Grooves will inspire a whole different side of your songwriting.

Part of the L.A. Sessions.

Drum Werks XVII: Signature Rock Drums The only rock 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 into your music and inspire a new generation of rock. Drum Werks XVII offers over 300 power rock drum loops and a complete matching drum sample library. Ready to rock? Time for Drum Werks XVII: Signature Rock Grooves.

Part of the L.A. Sessions.

Drum Werks XVI: More L.A. Rock Essentials If you write 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.

Kick your rock songwriting projects into high gear with what they need: no-nonsense, hard-hitting rock drumming. Covering the tempos between 50 and 160 bpm, Drum Werks XVI is the uptempo sidekick to Drum Werks XV.

Part of the L.A. Sessions.

Drum Werks XV: L.A. Rock Essentials Big L.A. drum sounds 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.

Nearly 250 4 and 8-bar drum loops geared for classic and contemporary heavy rock styles, Drum Werks XV covers a wide range of rock drum styles from powerful slow grooves to aggressive up-tempo power rock.

Part of the L.A. Sessions.

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. We learned 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. We also learned that musicians in Nashville are extremely efficient and productive - when the clock is running, work gets done. We also learned that Nashville is 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.

Drum Werks XII: Blues Get out the guitar and get ready 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 and more! Drum Werks XII is for the bluesman in all of us.

Part of the Rocking Nashville Series.

Drum Werks XI: Rock With 550+ big rock grooves, Drum 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

Part of the Rocking Nashville Series.

Drum Werks IX: Rock Big rock drums - that is what Drum Werks IX is all about. We took a Yamaha Recording Custom kit, went into one of Nashville's best drum room and what did we create? 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 glory and power of rock. A versatile set of rock drum loops, from basic AC/DC 2 and 4's to advanced feels, Drum Werks IX Power Rock Collection is a complete groove sample package for all rock musicians looking to write powerful rock tracks that groove hard.

Part of the Rocking Nashville Series.

Pure Country V Swing Brush Drum Loops We captured 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. There is no substitute for the real thing, especially when it comes to brushes.

Over 350 acoustic brush drum loops with true Nashville sounds and drumming ready for your next songwriting project.

Part of the Rocking Nashville Sessions.

Pure Country IV 3/4 and 6/8 Brush Drum Loops A focused 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

Part of the Rocking Nashville Sessions.

Pure Country III NASHVILLE BRUSHES™ Country Brush Drum Loops If you want to write country music, 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 in country drums. It brings the authentic sounds of Nashville with a seasoned veteran behind the drumkit, recording a lifetime of country music experience in this library of brushed drum parts for traditional styles of country and country-western music.

This complete country songwriting package offers over 400 acoustic brush and stick drum loops and a complete drum sample set. If your music needs the unique feel and texture of brushes, then Pure Country III: Nashville Brushes™ will deliver true Nashville songwriting inspiration.

Part of the Rocking Nashville Sessions.

Pure Country I: Modern Country and Country Rock Drum Loops and Samples Big, rocking drums that will 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.

We went to one of Nashville's best drum rooms and captured all the glory of the room, the player, and the drums. With over 500 acoustic drum loops in nine (9) different songwriting styles and single hit drum and cymbal samples set, this collection is a must for any songwriter or artists looking to write new music, from home studio demos to professional uses.

If you need real country drums, recorded in the heart of country music, then Pure Country I: Rocking Nashville™ will serve your songwriting efforts well.

Part of the Rocking Nashville Sessions.

THE PLANT SESSIONS: Now, this was a helluva room! Recorded at The Plant in Sausalito, CA, we went into the big room to capture drums for The Plant Sessions. And, when we say big, we mean absolutely huge. 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'.

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 (when they rocked, that is). Speaking of Metallica, an interesting engineer's story came up while we recorded there.

After loading in and getting set, we just happened to be observing the space and noticed that the walls had a distinct line where one color of blue paint ended and another, slightly different shade of blue began. We weren't sure why such an obvious and noticeable difference in color was on these studio walls, so we asked. Sure enough, the reason became clear. 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?

Now, mind you, this is the mid-90's and the band was flush with cash, having ridden the massive wave of airplay, touring, and recorded sales that was the Black album. Well, 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.

And, here we were recording a few drum loop packs for a few days in rather un-Metallica-like fashion, no-frills and all. A great time, with some great drumming styles captured in these sessions.

Rock Hard Funk I Bay Area Funk Fusion Add some live fusion funk drums to your sample collection with Rock Hard Funk!

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.

A true powerhouse of groove, whether you're after heavy four on the floor grooves, accented syncopation on the hats, bursts of snare fills or implied metric modulation - few funk groove collections can touch the groove foundations of Rock Hard Funk I.

Part of the Record Plant Sessions.

Odd Time Meltdown I delivers highly technical progressive rock and fusion grooves in multiple odd time signatures. Take a bit of Oakland funk, mix it with Zappa-esque recklessness and you've got a collection of drum beats that stands apart from the pack.

This exciting mix of odd meter drum loops, inspired by classic fusion and prog-rock performances delivers 500 live, acoustic drum loops for artists who need an eclectic mixture of rock, fusion, and progressive rock.

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.

Part of the Record Plant Sessions.

Jazz Essentials I offers traditional jazz drum loops in a versatile royalty-free collection of 400 jazz drum loops.

Songwriters will quickly find the jazz groove they need, with authentic jazz stylings at a cool and relaxed 100 bpm to cooking and blistering bop at 325 bpm - there's a jazz groove here for everyone.

Covering the essential jazz patterns on four different ride cymbals, the traditional jazz drumming feels and phrasings offer a truly focused set of jazz grooves.

Part of the Record Plant Sessions.

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