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Beta Monkey Double Bass Mania IV: Groove Metal Drum Loops, REX2 format sample library

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Beta Monkey Double Bass Mania IV: Groove Metal Drum Loops

Beta Monkey has announced the release of Double Bass Mania IV: Groove Metal Drum Loops in REX2 format.

A brutal collection of power metal drum loops, Double Bass Mania IV is designed to take any metal project to new levels of ferocity and intensity. With rhythmic inspiration from Pantera, Lamb of God, and Strapping Young Lad, Double Bass Mania IV: Groove Metal delivers powerful metal drum tracks not found in drum sample libraries.

A two-CD set of 1100+ hard-driving, earth-shattering metal grooves, Double Bass Mania IV is focused in the 90-120 bpm tempo range. Double Bass Mania IV will give your metal chops a true workout and songwriting a must-needed source of inspiration. If you’re a metal guitarist, bassist, or songwriter, Double Bass Mania IV: Groove Metal is the drum sample library you need for speed and brutality.

Double Bass Mania IV Groove Metal Drum Tracks features

  • Suitable for all genres and forms of metal and metal hybrid styles.
  • 1100+ double bass grooves, variations, fills, one shots.
  • Focused Range of Tempos: 90, 100, 110, and 120 BPM.
  • Cohesive Drum Sounds: All drum loops are taken from the SAME recording session (all grooves, fills, one shots, etc., are sonically-matched). Change tempos. Change feels. Change time signatures.
  • Fully compatible for use with Double Bass Mania III.
  • Fully-Sampled Drum and Cymbal Samples: All drums used in recording Double Bass Mania IV are included as a multi-velocity sample collection. Includes all drums used as well as crashes, chinas, rides and hats. Add single voice accents where needed or sequence custom patterns.
  • Additional material: endings, breakdowns, extended fills.
  • REX2 format drum loops.

Double Bass Mania IV Groove Metal is available to purchase for $49.99 USD. The complete pack of 4 Double Bass Mania volumes is available for $79.99 USD.

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Beta Monkey Video Contest, create a YouTube video and win prizes

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Beta Monkey has announced a Video Contest, offering a chance to win up to 10 Beta Monkey libraries.

We love seeing and hearing your music on the web, particularly the ones that have been cropping up on YouTube. So, we thought we’d make it interesting for everyone with this promotional contest!

The Contest? Create a YouTube video that uses our loops and explains how you use our grooves to help you do what you love: create music. You can record yourself recording the song, playing your best solo over our drum tracks, or even create a more ambitious MTV-Style video of your song. For those of you that teach, you could present a video lesson explaining some aspect of your instrument or songwriting. Or, if your music has been used in a commercial, then that could work as well! It’s truly wide open and only limited by your imagination and creativity.

Beta Monkey Video Contest prizes

  • 1 Grand Prize: Ten (10) Beta Monkey discs of your choice.
  • 3 Runner-Up Prizes: Three (3) Beta Monkey discs of your choice.

The deadline for submitting a video is September 6, 2010 (there is no limit to the number of videos posted/entered).

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Beta Monkey Drum Werks XVIII: Piccolo Grooves, drum loops library with piccolo snare

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Beta Monkey Music Drum Werks XVIII: Piccolo Grooves

Beta Monkey Music has released Drum Werks XVIII: Piccolo Grooves, a new drum loops sample library.

The fourth installment of the L.A. Sessions – this time with a unique rhythmic voice – the piccolo snare. providing a perfect alternative snare voice for contemporary songwriting style.

The featured voice – a sleek 13″ x 3″ steel shell piccolo snare – provides the quintessential pop and bright snare tone for modern rock and pop (not to mention a few others). With a high-pitched attack and tight projection, Drum Werks XVIII: Piccolo Grooves will inspire a whole different side of your songwriting.

Compatible with both Drum Werks XV, XVI, and XVII (only the snare was changed – the kit, room, and mix remain constant) Drum Werks XVIII takes the unique piccolo snare voice and delivers up a steamy mix of essential rock and pop grooves, in a wide-range of tempos from 60 BPM to 140 BPM.

Drum Werks XVIII: Piccolo Grooves features

  • 340 (422 MB 24 bit WAV; 282 MB 16 bit WAV) original, license-free “acidized” or APPLE LOOPS/AIFF loops.
  • 264 (331 MB/24 Bit or 221 MB/16 Bit) multi-velocity drum and cymbal samples.
  • Groove Sets™ ranging from 60 BPM to 140 BPM.
  • Each Groove Set includes all the vital elements for drag and drop song construction (intro fills, verse, pre-chorus, chorus, bridge loops as well as endings).
  • Consistent drum sound across the entire L.A. Rock Essentials Series to make mixing and matching between Groove Sets seamless.
  • Available in 16 and 24 bit ACIDized WAV and APPLE LOOPS formats. REX2 format available Fall 2010.

Drum Werks XVIII: Piccolo Grooves is available to purchase as a download for $24.99 USD.

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Beta Monkey Music releases Drum Werks XVII

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Beta Monkey Music Drum Werks XVII

Beta Monkey Music has released Drum Werks XVII : Time-Honored Classics, a new drum sample library.

Signature rock grooves inspired by some of the most recognizable and sought-after drumming performances in rock history by Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Toto, and Van Halen – you know the tunes and you’ve wanted the grooves. Now, you can have them!

Drum Werks XVII (the third installment in the L.A. Rock Essentials Series) provides a versatile of signature rock grooves ready to write new music from these time-honored and sacred grooves.

If you want the feel and power of these “must-have” grooves of classic and contemporary rock, then we are extremely confident that the Drum Werks XVII will deliver the goods.

Drum Werks XVII features

  • 312 original, license-free “acidized” or APPLE LOOPS/AIFF loops; 698 MB 24 bit WAV; 492 MB 16 bit WAV.
  • 354 multi-velocity drum and cymbal samples; 359 MB.
  • Each Groove Set includes the vital elements for drag and drop song construction (intro fills, verse, pre-chorus, chorus, bridge loops as well as endings).
  • For many songs, the full source takes is also included for creation of many more loop variations.

Drum Werks XVII is available to download for $24.99 until 5 May, 2010 (regular price $29.99 USD).

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Beta Monkey Music releases Drum Werks XV and Drum Werks XVI

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Beta Monkey Music Drum Werks XV and XVI

Beta Monkey Music has released Drum Werks XV and Drum Werks XVI, two rock essentials drum loop collections.

Essential rock grooves to give your drum loop library what it really needs: no-nonsense, hard-hitting, rock drumming. From powerful slow grooves to aggressive up-tempo beats, the L.A. Rock Essentials Series (Drum Werks XV, XVI, and and the upcoming XVII) provides a versatile arsenal of classic and contemporary rock grooves ready to steamroll your next rock song or project.

Recorded in one of Los Angeles’ finest drum rooms with a seasoned pro behind the skins, we wanted to create a no-nonsense rock-solid collection of grooves for rock. No busy patterns, no off the wall fills, no over-playing. Just straight-forward rock grooves that serve beautifully as the foundation for any rock-based song.

Drum Werks XV and Drum Werks XVI features

  • Dynamic Grooves: From slow grooves to powerful up-tempos and all points in-between, Drum Werks XV and Drum Werks XVI deliver a versatile collection of contemporary and classic rock grooves.
  • Greater Realism: With a seasoned pro behind the kit in one of L.A.’s best drum rooms, the emphasis is on longer loops for greater realism and dynamics in your drum tracks.
  • Wide Tempo Range: 50, 60, 80, 100, 120, and 160 BPM.
  • Cohesive Drum Sounds: All drum loops are taken from the SAME recording session (all grooves, fills, one shots, etc., are sonically-matched).
  • Complete Multi-Velocity Drum and Cymbal Sample Set: All drums used in recording Drum Werks XV and XVI are included as a multi-velocity sample collection. Add single voice accents where needed or sequence custom patterns.
  • Nearly 500 (1.4 GB) original, license-free drum loops combined. Available in 16/44 or 24/44 ACIDized WAV and APPLE LOOP (AIFF) formats.
  • 354 (300+ MB) multi-velocity drum and cymbal hits. Includes all drums used as well as crashes, chinas, rides and hi-hats. Available as separate download after purchase.
  • Additional Material: Endings, breakdowns, extended fills.

Drum Werks XV and XVI are available to purchase for $24.99 each.

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Beta Monkey releases Odd Time Meltdown II in REX2 format

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Beta Monkey Music Odd Time Meltdown II

Beta Monkey has released Odd Time Meltdown II in REX2 format.

An exclusive odd meter collection of live acoustic drum grooves, Odd Time Meltdown II offers a potent and inspiring collection of grooves in 3, 5, and 7 for use in Propellerhead’s Reason and Record, Cubase, Protools, Logic and other REX2 compatible software.

Odd Time Meltdown II offers a dynamic collection of odd meter grooves built to inspire rock, prog-rock and fusion tracks. Meters covered include 3/4, 5/4, 7/4, 5/8 and 7/8 with a generous tempo span – 60 bpm to 150 bpm. Odd Time Meltdown II features over 350 powerful and tasteful acoustic REX2 grooves captured in one of Los Angeles’ premier recording rooms.

Odd Time Meltdown II also features a complete multi-velocity sample set taken from the drums used to record the loops. Get your groove on in 3, 5, and 7. Odd Time Meltdown II will take your playing and songwriting to the next level.

Odd Time Meltdown II REX2 Features

  • Dynamic Grooves: From slow hypnotic grooves to powerfully complex up-tempos, Odd Time Meltdown II delivers a versatile collection of contemporary and classic odd time grooves in variants of 3, 5, and 7.
  • Greater Realism: With a seasoned pro behind the kit in one of L.A.’s best drum rooms, the emphasis is on longer loops for greater realism in your next rock or fusion project.
  • Wide Tempo Range: 60, 75, 80, 100, 120, and 150 BPM.
  • Cohesive Drum Sounds: All drum loops are taken from the SAME recording session (all grooves, fills, one shots, etc., are sonically-matched). Change tempos. Change feels. Mix time signatures for ever more complexity.
  • Complete Multi-Velocity Drum and Cymbal Sample Set: All drums used in recording Odd Time Meltdown II are included as a multi-velocity sample collection. Add single voice accents where needed or sequence custom patterns.
  • 330 (694 MB) original, license-free REX2 format drum loops. Odd Time Meltdown II is also available in 16/44 or 24/44 ACIDized WAV and APPLE (AIFF) formats.
  • 230 (176 MB) multi-velocity drum and cymbal hits. Includes all drums used as well as crashes, chinas, rides and hi-hats.
  • Additional Material: Endings, breakdowns, extended fills.

Odd Time Meltdown II in REX2 is available now via instant download or on CD, priced at $39.99 USD.

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Beta Monkey Music releases Classic Backbeats II

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Beta Monkey Music has released Classic Backbeats II, a collection of Retro Rock Drum Loops and Samples.

Versatile vintage sound with all the staple grooves of the 50’s and 60’s, Beta Monkey Music’s Classic Backbeats™ II is an all-new drum loop and sample library for writers looking to expand the depth of their groove collections.

Capturing the rich sonic vibe of a vintage Ludwig Black Oyster 60s drum kit, Classic Backbeats™ II is a complete retro rock songwriter’s toolbox, featuring various feels and styles in eight (8) tempo-based Groove Folders™ and a complete multi-velocity drum and cymbal sample set.

If you need real drums laid down with authority and feel, then Classic Backbeats™ II will deliver true vintage vibe and inspiration.

Classic Backbeats II features

  • 285 (684 MB for 24 bit; 456MB for 16 bit) loops
  • 60 (48 MB for 24 bit; 36 MB for 16 Bit) multi-velocity drumkit and cymbal samples
  • Available in ACIDized 16 bit, 24 bit WAV, and 24 bit APPLE LOOPS (AIFF) formats on a single DVD

Classic Backbeats II is available to purchase for $24.99 USD.

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Beta Monkey Music releases Odd Time Meltdown II

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Beta Monkey Music Odd Time Meltdown II

Beta Monkey Music has released Odd Time Meltdown II, a collection of Drum Loops and Samples for Rock, Fusion, and more.

Need grooves that take you out of that 4/4 rut? Odd Time Meltdown offers a dynamic collection of odd meter grooves built to inspire your next rock or fusion track. Meters covered include 3/4, 5/4, 7/4, 5/8 and 7/8 with a generous tempo span – 60 bpm to 150 bpm. Odd Time Meltdown II features over 350 powerful and tasteful acoustic grooves captured in one of Los Angeles’ premier recording rooms.

Odd Time Meltdown II is a complete package, featuring a wide variety of grooves in a versatile range of tempos as well as a complete multi-velocity sample set taken from the drums used to record the loops. Get your groove on in 3, 5, and 7. Odd Time Meltdown II will take your playing and songwriting to the next level.

Let the odd times roll some more!

Odd Time Meltdown II features

  • Dynamic Grooves: From slow hypnotic grooves to powerfully complex up-tempos, Odd Time Meltdown II delivers a versatile collection of contemporary and classic odd time grooves in variants of 3, 5, and 7. All loops are infinitely compatible, allowing projects to make use of multiple meters and tempos. With a seasoned pro behind the kit in one of L.A.’s best drum rooms, the emphasis is on longer loops for greater realism in your next rock or fusion project.
  • Cohesive Drum Sounds: All drum loops are taken from the SAME recording session (all grooves, fills, one shots, etc. are sonically-matched). Like to change tempos or time signatures? You can mix any loop with anything else on the disc. The bottom line here is maximum versatility.
  • Fully-Sampled Drum and Cymbal Samples: Build even more great grooves with a complete multi-velocity sample collection of all the drums and cymbals recorded on Odd Time Meltdown II. Create realistic grooves, augment the loops, create breaks, stops, and accents – having the full matching sample set gives you total flexibility.
  • 360 (694 MB) original, license-free drum loops and samples.
  • 230 (173 MB) multi-velocity drum and cymbal samples.
  • Available in 16/44 acidized WAV, 24/44 acidized WAV, and 24/44 APPLE LOOPS formats.

Odd Time Meltdown II is available to purchase for $39.99 USD.

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