DRUM WERKS SERIES: VOLUME XXI REGGAE DRUMSOver 400 live ska drum loops. Drum Werks XXII Ska Drums offers  traditional and contemporary ska drum patterns in WAV, APPLE LOOPS, and REX2 formats.

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Drum Werks XXI: Reggae Drums

Expanding the ever-growing Beta Monkey collection of grooves, we have been asked many times over the years to deliver a powerful and versatile collection of reggae drum loops.

So, after kicking the idea around for some time, we found the right player and let loose with the flavor, quality and quantity everyone has come to expect from Beta Monkey. Multiple tempos laid down by one of L.A.'s top session players, this disc is about natural and live grooves - no quantization or samples necessary.

Unlike many commercially available reggae loop discs, we would rather not release a set of reggae drumming tracks unless it is done the Beta Monkey way. These grooves are 100% natural, live, and acoustic, with that human feel that simply does not come in programmed beats.

Drum Werks XXI: Reggae Grooves includes multiple variations of grooves and fills at multiple tempos - the kind of authentic reggae inspiration your tracks deserve.

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Drum Werks XXI: Reggae Drums

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Versatile live ska drum loops!

Inspired by classic and contemporary reggae drumming performances, Drum Werks XXI Reggae Drums is an all-new collection of reggae drum loops.

The goal with this reggae collection was to capture the essence of the reggae drummers of the 70's who set the standard for the 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 drum loops.

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 reggae and reggae-rock rhythms will deliver a distinctive mix of the jazzy, funky style that influenced the reggae genre.

With a snare drum tuned very high and providing the necessary pop for backbeat and Off-beat rhythmic accents, the grooves also incorporate cross-stick patterns and tom drums into beat variations.

This 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.

In the more syncopated rhythms incorporating 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 high-quality reggae drum loops are the perfect groove solution for reggae and rock-reggae drum tracks, delivering grooves to inspire artists after a pure reggae vibe as well as hybrid styles of rock-reggae.

Available in 16 and 24 bit ACIDized WAV and APPLE LOOPS formats. REX2 format coming soon.


Drum Werks XXI: Reggae Drum Loop Previews

50 BPM  
55 Loops
60 BPM 44 Loops
67 BPM
83 Loops
72 BPM 91 Loops
80 BPM 80Loops
90 BPM 83 Loops
105 BPM 92 Loops
120 BPM   85 Loops
Additional Fills (all tempos)     291 fills
Multi-Velocity Samples (downloadable)     174 Individual Samples

Download Drum Werks XXI Trial Loops (All formats) 12.6 MB


Drum Werks XXI Reggae Drum Loops Demos and User Submitted Music*


Beta Monkey's Drum Werks XXI: Reggae Features:
  • Versatile Blend of Reggae and Rock-Reggae Styles: Think classic reggae 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 drumkit as well as matching Zildjian cymbals is included. Build new grooves in your sequencer of choice or augment the loops to create new syncopations.
  • Superior Rhythmic Realism: No stiff metronomic 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."

Disc 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 WAV, APPLE, and REX2 formats included for download option and for hard copy DVD purchases.


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