Rocking Nashville Sessions
When we went to track drum tracks for our Pure Country Series, one location was the only one even mentioned: Nashville. Sure, everyone knows that, right?
But, while in Nashville, we learned a few things that go well beyond country music. We learned the level of musicianship in town is unsurpassed – walk into any club, bar, or honky-tonk and you’ll see and hear world-class players on every instrument. We also learned that musicians in Nashville are extremely efficient and productive – when the clock is running, work gets done. We also learned that Nashville is a great rock town as well as other styles you’d never expect from the capital of country music.
We used a timeless classic for a drumkit – the Yamaha Recording Custom drumset — and dialed in a great, live drum mix in one of the best-sounding (as well as best-looking) drum rooms in town.
A well-conditioned API board was brought in to capture the sweetest subtleties of live brush work as well as the thick, punchy country, country-rock, and rock drum tones you’ve heard on countless country-rock hits.
These Rocking Nashville Sessions remain some of our favorite sounding drum tracks to this day and include the following Beta Monkey drum loop and sample collections:
Drum Werks XII: Blues – Get out the guitar and get ready to lay it down to some greasy blues goodness! This essential set of blues drum styles, from laid-back 12/8 to blistering uptempo shuffle feels, will inspire new blues tracks. 650+ drum loops for blues with all the traditional must-haves: shuffles, 12/8 blues grooves, half-time shuffles, blues-rock shuffles, uptempo boogies.
Drum Werks XI: Rock – With 550+ big rock grooves, Drum Werks XI serves up rock and hard rock from 100 BPM through 200 BPM. With a huge, open drum mix, we took advantage of one of the best drum rooms in Nashville to make your rock drum tracks come alive. The foundation of any big rock song is the drum track. Start your next rock songwriting project off right with the Drum Werks XI UpTempo Rock Sample Collection
Drum Werks IX: Rock – Big rock drums – that is what Drum Werks IX is all about. A powerful collection of tasty rock drum loops. Whether you’re into classic rock, modern rock, or heavy instrumental rock, Drum Werks IX is all about the power of rock. From basic AC/DC 2s and 4s to advanced feels, this is a versatile and complete drum sample library for all musicians looking to write powerful rock tracks that groove hard.
Pure Country I: Modern Country and Country Rock Drum Loops and Samples – Big, rocking drums that will power your drum tracks for rock, country, or anything in-between. Write modern country or rock? Inspire your songwriting projects with this powerful collection of loops and samples.
Pure Country III NASHVILLE BRUSHES™ Country Brush Drum Loops – If you want to write country music, all roads lead to Nashville. And, that’s exactly where we went for the drum recording sessions that became Pure Country III: Nashville Brushes™. This all-brushes collection of country drum samples is the real deal, delivering brushed drum parts for traditional styles of country and country-western music. Over 400 acoustic brush and stick drum loops and a complete set of drum samples.
Pure Country IV 3/4 and 6/8 Brush Drum Loops – A focused collection of 3/4 and 6/8 brush drum grooves for multiple styles of country music as well as folk, ballads, and bluegrass. Featuring brush loops exclusively in 3/4 and 6/8 time, Pure Country IV gives songwriters a versatile drum collection of acoustic grooves, fills, one shots and single hit samples with over 340 brush and stick combo drum loops
Pure Country V Swing Brush Drum Loops – We captured an extensive collection of drum loops featuring brushes that swing. For artists who write traditional folk music, bluegrass, rockabilly and honky-tonk, or anyone needing the subtle and shifting swing of live brush work. Over 350 acoustic brush drum loops with that Nashville sound.