Heavy Rock Drops
Heavy Rock Drops is an explosive album of 20 classic heavy rock drum tracks covering styles from the 1970's up to today. For this hard-hitting beat collection we have used the talents of the UK's leading rock drummer, Jason Bowld (http://www.jasonbowld.com) of Axewound fame. Jason has also drummed for This Is Menace, Bullet For My Valentine, Fightstar, Pitchshifter, Killing Joke and Pop Will Eat Itself.
This heavy rock drum track album covers many of the classic rock bands of the last 40 years. The tracks take reference from Led Zeppelin, Queen, AC/DC, Janes Addiction, Stone Temple Pilots, Linkin Park, Deftones, Alice in Chains, Kings of Leon, Nine Inch Nails, My Chemical Romance, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stoneage, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Soundgarden, 30 Seconds To Mars, Nirvana and more. The tempos of the tracks range from 70 bpm right up to 189 bpm,. Most are in 4/4, however you can find some other time signatures too, such as 6/8 and 7/8.
The album is available to purchase on a track-by-track basis, or as a complete album. Each track can be purchased in four different formats - drum multi-tracks, mixes and stem packs, drum loop packs and new MP3 practice tracks.
The drum multi-tracks come with session templates for Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton Live, and Reaper. An OMF file is also included to export into any other DAW software you may be using. There is also a beat tempo map and the audio comes as 24 bit WAVs.
You can also purchase the Heavy Rock Drops drum tracks as full length mixes and stems of the separate drum parts (as 24 bit WAVs) which are the mixed versions of the multi-tracks.
The loop packs are chopped from the Mixes and stems packs and on average come with 8 drum loops per track provided as a full mix and all the other separate drum mixed stems. The loops come formatted as as Rex2 files, Apple Loops and WAVs.
The new practice tracks format provides each drum track as a full length 44.1kHz 320 kbps MP3. All the MP3s come with a count in at the head of the MP3 making these ideal for jamming along to.
Heavy Rock Drops was recorded at The Garden Studios in Shoreditch, East London which recently shut its doors after 25 years. The studio’s live room defies all acoustic rhyme and reason but creates an explosive drum rock sound. Since the late 1970s The Garden served the likes of The The, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave and Bad Seeds, Arctic Monkeys, Goldfrapp and many more high profile artists. All of the mixes and drum stems were mixed in The Engine Room, an incredible sounding mixing studio in South London.
This album would not be complete without the production and engineering skills of Martyn 'Ginge' Ford who has worked with Bullet For My Valentine and other leading rock and metal names such as As I Lay Dying and Trivium. Ginge recorded, mixed and produced this fantastic album.
Heavy Rock Drops was recorded through a vintage Neve 8026 console onto a 16 track 2" Studer A80 tape machine with a selection of great vintage microphones from Coles, Neumann, AKG and many more. The kit used was a Mapex Saturn kit with three different snares and a range of cymbals. This is the ultimate heavy rock drum tracks album that can be used by songwriters, musicians, producers and engineers.
If you wish to purchase the single hit samples of this kit then head over to our Drum Samples section and check out the Mapex Saturn Heavy Rock Kit. These are the sample packs which were recorded during this session.