Groove Monkee Twisted Beats

I’ll admit to a production secret: sometimes I use MIDI files containing drum patterns. I cut my teeth in the early 90s making beats on countless records using various drum machines and sequencers. However, like an old boxer I always seem to throw the same punches. The only way for me to get some totally new grooves is to rely on Herbie Hancock or others who sold their patterns. Well ok often I use randomizers but that’s the not the point of this blog post. Today Groove Monkee released a new set of prefab drum beat MIDI files. This one’s called Twisted Beats and you get 800 for $29.95. If you order today (Wednesday Feb 10, 2010) you can get $10 off with the code: twitter10

“Twisted Beats is a unique collection of over 800 four measure MIDI loops for contemporary music with Rock, RnB World and Fusion influences. A wide range of old and new school influences are represented here: Dave Matthews, Herbie Hancock, The Mars Volta, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Meters, Paul Simon, Prince, etc. The grooves were played by a professional studio drummer or expertly programmed in order to get exactly the right feel. We’ve selected only beats with an infectious “feel” or “groove”; this is NOT just a random collection of unusable beats.” – groovemonkee.com

For more info: click here

via gearwire.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on February 10, 2010 at 9:34 am, filed under song writing, sounds and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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One Response to “Groove Monkee Twisted Beats”

  1. Gmez says:

    Industrial Strength has made some sample CDs with beats, basslines & synths for Drum’n'Bass & Hardcore ‘created by professionals’. Just plug the APC & think you’re a ‘musician’.

    I really understand the prefab sounds of the past like the DX7 bells or the Fairlight ‘Arrr’ and ‘orchestra hit’, because they were so unique and magic, or that overused ‘Amen’-break. But the Midi-rhythms and the whole synth-parts for sale… i can’t understand)

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