The Loop Loft just released a new collection of Multitrack Drums that I produced. Check it:
“Take the melodic mallet drumming of Art Blakey, combine it with warm brush strokes of Philly Joe Jones and mix it together with some 21st century backbeats, and you get our latest Multitrack Drums release, “Felt and Wires”. Consisting of six individual channels of drum set mics along with 4 channels of percussion, this collection gives you complete control over a very orchestral, dynamic and ethereal sounding session that will appeal to film scorers, songwriters and instrumental composers alike.”
The Loop Loft also released a bundle of the Multitrack series:
“We’ve bundled the first four releases of our popular Multitrack Drum Sessions, giving you over 2 gigabytes of individually tracked drums, cymbals and percussion, all at a 25% discount! From straight up pop backbeats, to highly syncopated funk/fusion, to dramatic orchestral percussion, this bundle of Multitrack Drum Sessions will give you a wide range of arrangement options and grooves, as well as the flexibility and control that only individually tracked drums can provide.”
Things have been busy for me this week at The Loop Loft. Today we just released two new Multitrack Drum Sessions, “Funk Meets Fusion” and “Thick & Meaty”. Check ’em out below:
What would it sound like if legendary funk drummer, Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown) joined a legendary fusion band like Weather Report, and they only performed in dance clubs where the tempo was regulated to 128 bpm? Well, we’re not sure if such a bizarre/awesome union like this would ever occur, but if it did, the drums would probably sound a lot like our latest multitrack release, “Funk Meets Fusion”.
Just like the name implies, the Thick and Meaty Multitrack Sessions are loaded with drums that give you plenty to chew on… and more. Using one of our beloved birch studio kits, we slapped on some extra-punchy Remo Pinstripe heads and pulled out our ultra-aggressive brass snare drum, all to give you a sound that is fat, juicy and totally in your face. Along with all of the individual drum tracks, we also captured the room sound on a separate channel, putting an even bigger (and natural) sound at your disposal. Just adjust the faders and mix to taste!
When I started this blog (mainly as a way to share files with my friends) 2 1/2 years ago, I did so by recording drum loops in Logic, and then posting the entire multitrack session for download. This way not only a great way for me to practice both my production and performance chops, but as a way to collaborate with my musical friends, many who were living in Los Angeles, New York and London.
As things progressed and this blog transitioned into a full-blown production company, I shifted to the more traditional loop formats (stereo WAV, AIFF and REX2 files) in order to be compatible with all major DAWs and provide downloads of thousands of loops digital without being more than several gigabytes in size. As you probably know, the size of multitrack sessions can add up fast and storing all of that data (let alone, the bandwidth of transferring it to customers) was going to be crazy, crazy expensive.
Well, with the price of online storage dropping dramatically, I’m happy to say that I’m back to my roots…. recording multitrack drum sessions for The Loop Loft. To make these sessions compatible with all major DAWs we decided to provide the stems as wav files, rather than as Logic session files. So now you can fire up Ableton, Cubase, Garageband, Reaper or whatever your favorite DAW is and drag and drop the multitracks in. I’m pretty excited about the flexibility this will give people, allowing them to control every single detail of my drum tracks, from the panning of a tom to the amount of compression on the kick drum.
So, here you have it, my new baby: multitrack drum sessions. Check out the video below for a glimpse of how it all works.