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Twiddly.Bits Drums and Percussion

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This award-winning collection of beats and individual percussion parts has become the backbone of the Twiddly.Bits series, used by people as varied as film composers to First Grade teachers around the world.

Drums & Percussion is the industry standard library of rhythmic material whose component parts can be used time and time again- using different sounds, in different contexts, and at different tempos - always sounding fresh, vibrant, and, most importantly, real.

From simple 8-beat and 16-beat grooves with custom fills, to more demanding grooves in weird time signatures (5/4, 7/4, 6/8, and 7/8 are available), or perhaps just some beautifully played hand percussion (congas and bongos), shakers, tambourine parts, triangles, this collection covers enough staple items (snare and cymbal rolls, paradiddles, and more) along with flashes of rhythmic inspiration to last a lifetime.

SMF Type 1 file format. Guaranteed to work with all DAWs and hardware sequencers that can load/import .MIDs: Cubase (all versions, including LE and Sequel), GarageBand, Pro Tools, Logic, Acid, Reason, Ableton Live, FL Studio, Live, and Cakewalk (all version), and with all VSTs or synth sound sources.

They Say
"An excellent way of getting human feel while still using your own sounds." Future Music
"Unsuprisingly, the standard of playing is outstanding" Sound on Sound
"The quality of patterns is outstanding" The Mix
"If you use drum patterns - get this" Keyboard Review
"A wannabe drummers paradise. There are thousands of potential variations to be explored."

Available Formats

The file/mapping formats that come with this download include:

  • SMF [.mid]
  • Motif [w3p]
  • Motif ES [w7p]
  • Motif XS [xop]
  • More than 700 unique, royalty-free MIDI loops
  • Everything played by live musicians - with no quantizing
  • Multiple styles from rock classic and prog), to pop, jazz, and hip hop
  • Individual percussion loops(shakers, congas, and more)
  • SMF format with standard GM mapping (see below for additional formats)
  • Additional native file formats for all Motif series workstations
  • Players include Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson, EarthWorks) Hugo Degenhardt (Steve Hackett, Bootleg Beatles), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), and Dave Spiers.
  • Instant download: start working in 2 minutes!
  • Categories and Loops


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