The Loop Loft has launched Greasy Grooves, a sample library featuring drum loops by Terence Higgins.
When you want grooves to sound and feel as authentic as possible, sometimes you have to travel directly to the source. This is what brought The Loop Loft down to New Orleans to record local drumming phenom, Terence Higgins. The result? “Greasy Grooves” – The most in-depth collection of drum loops ever produced from The Big Easy.
Higgins, known for his drumming with artists like The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, John Scofield, Warren Haynes and Ani DiFranco, tracked a range of beats as diverse as his credits suggest. This massive collection of loops includes native New Orleans grooves such as second line marches, Mardi Gras Indian rhythms and that “in-between” funk feel the city is famous for… sitting in the cracks between straight eighth notes and triplets.
In addition, Higgins explores reggae beats (one drop and steppers), shuffles (Texas and flat tire) and Tower of Power-inspired syncopated funk grooves, culminating in an eclectic library of rhythm that is sure to inspire any songwriter, producer and film composer.
The sample library is available to purchase for $49 USD.
More information: The Loop Loft / Greasy Grooves
Sonama Wire Works has announced the release of the HigginsPack, a new DrummerPack for DrumCore.
Terence Higgins, drummer for The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, brings DrumCore users unique New Orleans marching style drum loops, variations, fills and drumkit sounds with a dash of hip hop, funk, R&B, and soul. Higgins says this DrummerPack is “guaranteed to add a little grease to your tracks.”
HigginsPack was recorded by the original Submersible Music team, and was pre-configured by them with metadata for use with the DrumCore search engine, which will help you find content based on feel (straight, shuffle, etc.), time signature, tempo and other criteria.
- 3.5GB of content including 7 DrumKits (24 pads each) that match 7 GrooveSets (360 audio loops, 427 audio fills, 97 MIDI loops and 41 MIDI fills).
- Songwriter-friendly GrooveSets group related beats, variations and fills to serve as a construction kit for song creation.
- All audio is 48kHz/24-bit and created in a pro studio using state-of-the-art digital (ProTools HD3) and analog (Neumann, Neve, etc.) recording equipment.
HigginsPack for DrumCore (2 or above) is available to purchase for $79.99 USD.
More information: DrumCore / HigginsPack