"Now That's What I Call 80s Drums is a highly flexible, great-sounding collection."Jono Buchanan | Future Music
Drumdrops has over 400 drum tracks for you to preview and purchase in multiple formats. Each drum track can be previewed below as a low quality MP3. You can then click on the 'More Info' button to find out how the track was recorded and what formats it is available to purchase in.
All of the drum tracks can be purchased as unmixed live drum multi-tracks. These feature full length takes with all the separate drum mics recorded as 24 bit 44.1 WAVs and come with the Pro Tools session file, an OMF file to import into other DAW and a beat tempo map for syncing up external drum machines. The multi-tracks are perfect for people who want to experiment with setting up their own drum mix and have total control over the sound.
A large selection of the drum tracks are available to purchase as drum stem packs which contain the main stereo mix and sections of the drums mixed down. These packs are better for those who don't want to spend time setting up the mix. We have done the hard work for you, mixing them in commercial studios on vintage gear.
Finally a smaller selection of the drum tracks can be purchased as drum loops. Each mixed drum track has been cut down to about seven 2-4 bar loops and provided in the different drum components - full mix, full kit, kick and snare. The drum loops have been provided as WAVs, Apple Loops and Rex2 files meaning they will import into any sampler or DAW.
|This is the fastest track on this Motown Drops release. Based around the song 'Leaving Here' by Eddie Holland. This groove is played on the ride cymbal, and has a no nonsense punk quality to it. Claps on beats 2 and 4 help to support the backbeat, whilst the occasional drum fill helps to add variation. Towards the end of the track the 8th note groove changes to a 1/4 note ride groove, which gives the track a calmer vibe.||motown soul||200||M S L P||Info|
|This track is based on Kim Weston's 'Take Me In Your Arms'. The groove is a funky up tempo shuffle, and features that classic Motown tambourine. This track swings from beginning till end, and starts with the main rhythm being played between the bass drum and a pedalled hi hat. The track then bursts into a full groove, with additions from a swung tambourine pattern, and claps on the backbeat. The drum groove progresses with a more complex shuffle pattern on the hi hats, before breaking back down to the intro section. The cycle repeats, and the drums elevate to the ride cymbal before the final drum fill and crash to end.||motown soul||180||M S L P||Info|
|7 Rooms Of Gloom' by The Four Tops inspired this track. This is an up tempo groove featuring two different sections, various drum fills and a tambourine track. The main groove is a solid 8th note hi hat pattern, supported by an 8th note tambourine part. The second section is a break down section, which drops down to the hi hat and kick drum.||motown soul||178||M S L P||Info|
|Motown were always ahead of the game, especially with this drum and bass style groove which was inspired by the song 'This Old Heart Of Mine' by Tammi Terell. A classic Motown sounding tambourine powers through the track with a relenting, metronomic 8th note pattern. The drum groove is solid and unashamedly repetitive in its nature, but some fast two beat drum fills sporadically pop up, adding dynamically intrigue.||motown soul||174||M S L P||Info|
|This track was a tip of the hat to the legend Marvin Gaye and his song 'Baby Don't do it'. This is a high tempo playful groove, that in the original song plays a kind of counter rhythm to Marvin Gaye's vocal. This groove bounces along at a fast tempo joined by a sparse syncopated conga pattern. Claps on beats 2 and 4 give the groove its foundation to be able to dance around.||motown soul||170||M S L P||Info|
|Shuffles are great, but the shuffle groove on 'Heatwave' by Martha Reeves And The Vandellas is truly iconic. The shuffle is played on the hi hats, but the greatness comes from the supporting snare pattern, played on a tight, crisp sounding snare. Drum fills add dynamics as the groove skips along with a tambourine and claps on the 2 and 4.||motown soul||168||M S L P||Info|
|This fast tempo groove was based around Kim Weston's song 'You Hit Where It Hurt'. The track starts with a long, dynamic tom build which crashes into a minimal 8th note drum groove. A few simple classic Motown style drum fills help to break up the groove and add interest. A tambourine is playing 1/4 notes throughout, providing a solid rhythmical foundation. The main grooves goes to the ride cymbal towards the end of the track, providing a nice change in timbre.||motown soul||152||M S L P||Info|
|Based around The Contours song 'Do You Love Me' is a high tempo classic early Rock & Roll style groove, which switches from hi hats to a ride cymbal pieced together with stops. This track is perfect if your looking for a solid repetitive groove, featuring short drum fills and claps to add interest and variation.||motown soul||150||M S L P||Info|
|The inspiration behind this solid yet funky groove, is the song 'Don't Let Me Down' by Kim Weston. This track features slight variations on the main groove, alongside some classic drum fills. The two variations are a 1/4 based hi hat pattern, and the second is an 8th note hi hat pattern which builds nicely from what was played with the 1/4 note hi hats.||motown soul||147||M S L P||Info|
|Based around the classic track 'River Deep, Mountain High' by The Four Tops and The Supremes. This track has a funky mid high tempo groove which is played on the hihats. This solid groove with added funky ghost notes powers through the track, with punchy fills and that all important tambourine for added texture.||motown soul||144||M S L P||Info|