DRUM WERKS SERIES: VOLUME XXII SKA 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 XXII: Ska Grooves

With such a warm reaction to Drum Werks XXI Reggae Grooves, you knew this one was coming. One of our favorite genres of music and one we have been wanting to do for a long time.

So, here is another wickedly grooving collection to add to the ever-growing Beta Monkey collection of grooves: a versatile and powerful collection of ska drum loops.

Coming from the same sessions as Drum Werks XXI Reggae Grooves, this is the perfect disc to add to your collection if you already own that one. Same player, flavor, quality and quantity of grooves - everything you have come to expect from Beta Monkey. With one of L.A.'s top session players manning the kit, this disc is about natural and live grooves - no quantization or samples necessary.

These grooves are 100% natural, live, and acoustic, with that human feel that simply does not come in programmed beats.

Enjoy the grooves!

Drum Werks XXII: Ska Drum Loops

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Versatile live loops for ska!

With a wealth of ska and ska-hybrid grooves, Drum Werks XXII is our exclusive collection of Ska beats played by one of the top session players in L.A., versatile enough for traditional as well as modern interpretations of the ska genre. Drum Werks XXII Ska Grooves is also the perfect companion disc to Drum Werks XXI: Reggae Grooves.

Take a Steppers beat and lay it down at a much higher tempo and you have the essence of ska. Featured grooves on Drum Werks XXII Ska Grooves are played with straight and triplet swing feels.

Drum Werks XII delivers live ska drum loops with multiple beat variations and a robust collection of fills. With a boost in tempos and energy, the drum grooves feature side stick grooves, half-time and up-tempo rhythms, and straight/swing feels. Fills include intros as well as transitions, featuring snare, side stick, and tom rolls.

Drum Werks XXII will lay down the groove foundation for any traditional ska project, providing the slinky funk and uptempo energy you need. This collection of ska drum loops is also ideal for any ska and reggae influenced music like Drum & Bass, dub or Dubstep.

Featuring a Single Session sample collection (all drums recorded and mixed from a single recording session), mixing is easy and efficient. And, with more multiple-bar loops (four and eight bars) you get the realism your drum tracks deserve.

Drum Werks XXII will lay down the groove foundation for any traditional ska project, providing the slinky funk and uptempo energy you need. This collection of ska drum loops is also ideal for any ska and reggae influenced music like Drum & Bass, dub or Dubstep.

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


Drum Werks XXII Ska Drum Loop Previews

80 BPM
86 Grooves and Fills
105 BPM
120 Grooves and Fills
115 BPM
81 Grooves and Fills
120 BPM 96 Grooves and Fills
130 BPM 40 Grooves and Fills
Multi-Velocity Samples (downloadable)   354 Individual Hits

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


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Beta Monkey's Drum Werks XXII: Ska Features:
  • Versatile Blend of Ska and Rock-Ska Styles: Nearly 400 ska grooves and groove variations ranging from 50 bpm to 200 bpm. Includes basic grooves as well as more syncopated accented ones, with full snare shots and cross-sticking. Perfect for modern ska and rock-reggae hybrid styles The perfect companion to Drum Werks XXI Reggae Drums - pure, ska-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 programmed grooves here. Live, studio grooves show you what a live drummer can do - capture the elusive essence of grooves that exist between straight and swung groove feels. A dynamic arsenal of live ska grooves.
  • 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 XXII delivers the quality your music deserves. Part of our "L.A. Returns Sessions."

Disc Stats:

  • 631 (695 MB) 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 XXI.
  • DVD Format - ALL ACIDized WAV, APPLE, and REX2 formats included for download option and for hard copy DVD purchases.


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