Toontrack has announced the release of two new drum MIDI titles: Post-Rock Grooves and the High-Octane MIDI 6 Pack.

Post-Rock Grooves is a separate collection of MIDI not included in Toontrack’s recent Post-Rock EZX. The bundle includes this pack as well as five other individual titles. These products add to the widely popular and close to 50 titles strong line of Toontrack drum MIDI.

A post-rock song is all about dynamics, about starting from from an open soundscape and adding layer by layer until the track explodes into a violent crescendo. It’s about thinking outside the box, about raw emotion and unadulterated creativity. And that is exactly how Icelandic drummer Arnar Gíslason approached the recording of this drum MIDI.

He started with the most stripped down groove imaginable and then let each variation take its own natural course towards an absolute peak – from the most subtle, nuanced patterns to violently forcing every element of the kit to fit in probably some of the most energetic and creative drum beats ever recorded. This collection of true off-kilter rhythmic ideas will undoubtedly put a new, interesting spin on your next track. Expect the unexpected.

Post-Rock Grooves features

  • Drum MIDI inspired by post-rock music.
  • Close to 400 individually played MIDI files.
  • Performed by Arnar Gíslason.
  • Material in straight and/or swing 3/4, 4/4 and 6/8.
  • Categorized in build-up, breakdown and fills sections.

Post-Rock Grooves is available for purchase for 25 EUR.

The High-Octane MIDI 6 Pack is a collection of drum MIDI that gathers all of the four titles in the highly praised series of Monster MIDI Packs, the Post-Rock Grooves and the Metal Foundry MIDI.

Together, these six collections of drum grooves form a high-octane mix of creative fuel for any writer into rock, progressive, fusion and metal.

The Monster MIDI Packs cover a versatile mix of rock and odd meter fusion grooves perfectly executed by session drummer Peter Tisell. The Post-Rock Grooves pack presents a true exploration in dynamics – off-kilter rhythmic ideas that will undoubtedly put a new, interesting spin on your next track. Lastly, the Metal Foundry MIDI paints a comprehensive picture of drums covering anything from basic hard rock to extreme metal performed by three drummers: Gene Hoglan, Dirk Verbeuren and Peter Tisell.

Combined, this bundle of grooves gives you a truly unique blend of high-energy drumming at its very finest.

High-Octane MIDI 6 Pack features

  • Six (6) individual drum MIDI titles.
  • A comprehensive collection of grooves covering rock, fusion, progressive, post-rock, hard rock and metal inspired drum grooves.
  • 3/4, 4/4, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 11/8 in swing and/or straight feel.
  • More than 3,700 individually played MIDI files.

The High-Octane MIDI 6 Pack is available for 79 EUR.

More information: Toontrack