Drumdrops content is available in 3 formats:
All Drumdrops files work both on PC and Mac and any hard disk recorder that supports WAV files.
The multi-track zip file contains separate Kick, Snare, Hat, Overheads, Toms and Mono Room tracks in professional 24 bit 44.1khz WAV audio files. A tempo mapped Pro Tools session file is provided as a template. For users of Logic and other software a midi file of the tempo map and a OMF file are included for easy import. Click here for more details on OMF.
This format suits the musician or producer who likes to go deeper into drum production. Multi-track files allow you to control of all aspects of the drum mix, re-trigger extra sounds instantly, access individual tracks to give the user the choice of compression, distortion and FX, so a mix becomes unique. Go from dry and in your face to bombastic Led Zep style room ambience with the room mics in seconds.
The stem and mix zip contains full length 24 bit WAV mixes, optional Dry and FX mixes and stem files giving you Kick, Snare and a stereo bounce of all the other mics for easy adjustments and recall. If you don't like tinkering too much with the balance or mix of the drums and you want to jam and start creating instantly then this is for you. If you make a hit don't worry, pass the stem files to your mix engineer and they will be happy.
Loops packs feature standard 2-4 bar loops in RX2, Apple Loops and Acid Pro compatible WAV format. Click here for info on loop formats. This is for remixers, crate diggers and beat heads that use Ableton Live, Reason, Garage Band and drum machine programs like Geist. Pre-sliced Apple Loops and RX2 files give you immediate tempo, pitch and groove manipulation.
This is a unique feature only available to Drumdrops releases. The beauty of live drums is the feel you get from the swing and the drummer pushing and pulling in-between the beat. This is where the character lies, the vibe and soul of the groove.
We at Drumdrops have by hand tempo mapped each drum performance to a 1/4 or an 1/8 of each beat. The sequencer follows accurately the tempo fluctuations of the drummer. This allows the user to play/program MIDI data i.e notes, chords etc and make use of quantize as the sequencer is always locked with the live drums. This is very useful if you want to trigger drum machines like the Akai MPC60 (just sync via MIDI clock) or run Software like Reason or Ableton Live alongside Pro Tools, Logic or Cubase.
Via the tempo map the sequencer knows exactly where each beat is, so creating loops or customising arrangements couldn't be easier. Simply select the regions you want and cut and paste away. (Note: copy the tempo amp/midi info with the audio regions you have selected so as to keep it all in sync).
If you use an audio sequencer we don't support, don't feel left out as all you need to do is simply import the MIDI file provided into your sequencer as well as the audio files.
OMF is a standard audio format based on the Open Media Framework Interchange (OMFI), commonly used to share project data between multiple applications. These session files can be opened in all the commonly used DAWs allowing you to access Drumdrops multitrack sessions quickly and easily, whatever platform you use.
An audio project saved in the OMF format can store multiple audio tracks, volume and pan information, and references to audio files.
The following DAWs below support OMF import:
All beats were mixed on a classic Neve console from the original 2" master tapes.
Organized by BPM and featuring RX2, Wav and Apple Loops file format in convenient folders containing Dry and FX mixes. Average content of more than 400 loops including percussion loops and world class single hits.
Rex2 is a proprietary type of audio sample loop file format developed by Propellerheads, a Swedish music software company. The files are sliced internally offering musicians great flexibility with pitch and tempo of a loop or sample, allowing great freedom of expression and creativity. It is one of the most popular and widely-supported loop file formats for sequencer and digital audio workstation software. It is supported by Propellerhead Reason, Steinberg Cubase, Steinberg Nuendo, Apple Logic, Avid Pro Tools, Cakewalk, Cakewalk Sonar, Image-Line FL Studio, MOTU Digital Performer, MOTU Mach 5 (software sampler), and Synapse Audio Orion Platinum, among others.
These files are a Mac-based format which were created to run with Apple's Logic and Garageband software. They have much in common with Rex and Acid Loops in that Audio files can be tagged with their publishing info (Author, Comments, etc) and musical information (Key, Tempo, etc). This allows the producer to easily mix and match samples and loops with different pitches and tempos together, which can save valuable time. Its also great for indexing and retrieving the right sort of files when composing. Many more applications are now compatible with Apple Loops and at Drumdrops we continue to increase our support for this loop type. Apple Loops, Garageband Samples, Logic Samples, AIFF Sounds, Apple Loops.
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ACID PRO from Sony, along with many other music software packages now use Acid Loops which are essentially enriched WAV loops which have tempo and key information built into the file structure. Acid Loops and Samples are useful to the musician as they allow you to throw lots of different elements together on screen at a desired pitch and tempo which is great for getting ideas together and experimenting with different types of sounds quickly and easily.
This is the generic PC filetype for recorded music on a PC. Wavs are probably the most widely used and cross compatible type of music files in circulation today and you will be hard pushed to find a music application that cannot read a WAV file. WAV samples are widely found and can be presented in different bit and sample rates. All Drumdrops WAV files are in professional 24 bit 44.1khz