Loopmasters releases Real Drums Vol.1 – Vintage Gretsch

Vintage Gretsch Natural Sticks

Loopmasters has launched Vintage Gretsch – Natural Sticks, the first volume in its Real Drums series of drum sample packs.

Loopmasters proudly announce the first in a brand new series of multi sampled acoustic drum kits containing multiple velocity layers and round robin techniques that allow for incredible expressive drum performances. Whether you program up drums by hand or choose to trigger from a MIDI controllers the Real Drums series allow for perfect natural sounding drum tracks every time.

First Up for the Real Drums Series is a wonderful Vintage Gretsch Kit played with Drum Sticks meticulously recorded at Broadoak Studios by producer Harvey Summers, using an eclectic array of stunning vintage mics and equipment in their wonderfully vibey and great sounding live room.

The kit itself comprises a 50’s bass drum, 4 toms from the 70’s and a custom shop snare, all from Gretsch and all finished in that lovely broken-glass glitter! This makes for quite a unique configuration and one that sounds fat, punchy and musical.

Vintage Gretsch features

  • 672MB content, 24Bit/44.1Khz quality.
  • 1 full multi sampled drum kit.
  • Included multi samples: 44 crash, 82 hi hat, 56 kick , 68 ride, 16 tom rims, 32 roll, 171 snare, 17 splash, 4 stick, 213 tom.
  • 1 room tone loop sample.
  • 2 sampler patches for Kontakt, EXS24 and Reason NN-XT formats.

The sample pack costs £39.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Vintage Gretsch


Loopmasters Total Percussion—Loops, Grooves & Hits sample pack

Loopmasters Total Percussion

Loopmasters has announced Total Percussion, a sample library by Harvey Summers.

Whether it’s pushed, swung, laidback or in the pocket, rhythm is the glue that holds any musical composition together. Total Percussion features infectious grooves and atmospheric percussion ensembles with Intense Tribal Drumming, Orchestral Tom Sequences, Huge Ambient Cadences, Dubbed-Out Beats and more, perfect for any modern producer looking to add inspirational organic rhythm performances to their tracks.

Following the tremendous success of ‘Percussionism’ Harvey Summers has put together a fresh unique collection of percussion loops and hits broken down into folders of groove ensembles with separate stems for each instrument and numerous variations on each theme making it easy to create ever evolving parts with full mixed and effected versions also available for upmost flexibility.

Expect to find over 3Gb of loops and samples recorded in 24Bit 44.1Khz with tempos ranging from 70 to 150 bpm including folders with titles such as Disturbia, Out Of Africa, Cardboard Beats, Monsters, The Pharaohs Groove, The Enchanted Forest, Dub Shack, Punch Bag, Cinematic Toms, Glassware, Street Boxes and Fields of War plus an exhaustive collection of single hits and multi samples using real percussion instruments and household objects including submerged cymbals and gongs as well as bongos, Cajun, djembe, cowbells, pint glasses, saucepans and more.

The sample pack costs £44.95 GBP. Individual One Shots & Sampler Patches and Wav Loops Packs are available to purchase starting at £7.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Total Percussion