AUTHENTIC GROOVE LIBRARY

THE BEATS TO THE SOUNDS

The Groove Library gives you a personal session drummer to play the drums of the era in the styles of the era.

ABBEY ROAD | VINTAGE DRUMMER contains 600 grooves, divided into eight genres: Ragtime/marching band, New Orleans/dixieland, swing, blues, bebop/hard bop, Latin jazz, theatre/show tunes, as well as modern grooves with a choice of fills and variations for each. Users can also choose between modern and vintage mixer presets.

Especially if you’re not a drummer, using grooves is a quick and efficient way to produce authentic-sounding drum tracks. Find a beat you like, then simply drag and drop grooves and fills into your host sequencer to create a new MIDI pattern.

THE REAL FEEL

All patterns were played live by pro drummers for organic, physical authenticity. This is important because if you’re after a natural sound, you have to be aware of the real-life physical constraints of real drummers. Hit the crash, snare and floor tom all at the same time? No way.

Played grooves also possess an inherent feel and character, which is difficult to recreate with a mouse and the computer keyboard.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR GROOVE

You can adjust the grooves within the instrument. The Tightness control lets you tweak the feel of each groove in real time, from gridded precision to enigmatic slack. The Swing control adds swing, changing a straight rock beat into a loping shuffle at the twist of a dial.

Customizing the grooves themselves is simple. Once it’s in your sequencer, the groove shows up as a MIDI pattern, so you’re free to add beats, strip it down, shift and move about as required.
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