With Jazz drums like these you’ll be picturing a smoke filled speakeasy in a subterranean New York club known only to elite Jazz fanatics, one of those ‘what’s the password?’ type of joints. With ‘Smokin Hot Jazz Drum Loops’ we’ve captured that totally live and spontaneous essence that makes Jazz music such a long lived genre.
It’s widely known that jazz musicians are among some of the best in the world and these live acoustic drum loops are no exception to that rule.
Real Drummers, Organic Feel
This sample pack features blistering performances that had our resident jazz drummer severely dehydrated by the end of the session, it was worth every drop of sweat.
With live jazz drum loops that feature brushes, sticks and rods you’ll get a wide range of percussive tones with this download.
We’ve also recorded the performances in such a way that the drum fills flow naturally, so that you can easily place a fill before a change in your song, giving your production a live, organic feel that Jazz music thrives on.
Get that Vintage Drum Sound
For the lovely warm drum tone that you hear in the demo we spent a great deal of time tuning the hybrid vintage drum set that we used for the perfect jazz drum sound. As you’ll hear in the demo, the kick drum is soft and has a clearly defined ‘note’ to give it character.
The tom toms were tuned quite high and had little to no dampening while the snare drum was tuned mid range with only a small amount of dampening and LOTS of snare rattle on the underside of the drum.
To capture that fizzy rattle on the snare drum we added an extra mic during recording to the underside of the drum and mixed that ‘out of phase’ with the overhead snare mic. That’s what gives the snare drum such a fat and crunchy sound.
This is what you’ll get when you purchase this instant download:
- 120 Wav file loops (Acidized)
- 120 Apple Loops
- 120 Rex2 file Loops
120 to 168 Bpm
WAV Files, Rex2 and Apple Loops Included
100% Royalty Free License Included
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Gorgeous Live Room Ambience
The medium sized live room that we used was perfect for jazz. There’s enough room ambience to give the loops a live ‘small club’ sound without adding too much colouration to the recording. You can emphasize the room ambience more by adding some more aggressive compression to the drum loops if your full band mix has the space
Hi-Hat and Ride Pattterns
Another aspect that we think you’ll find really useful with ‘Smokin Hot Jazz Drums’ are the pure ‘hi-hat’ and ‘ride’ patterns that we included. These are standard traditional jazz rhythms that were played only on the hi-hat or ride cymbals so you can easily use them for intros or breakdowns in your song.
When it’s time pick up the power simply drop in a full drum pattern that has the kick and snare and you’re back in action. Jazz music is full of dynamics and you’ll have those at your fingertips with this sample pack. There’s also a wealth of groove variations so that you can keep things interesting and spontaneous, the way a real jazz drummer performs.
Here’s a quick example of how fun and easy it is to build your basic jazz drum track in any DAW. Simply create an audio track in your DAW and load in a standard jazz ‘hi-hat’ loop like this one.
You could loop that for a few bars and then introduce a snare brushes and hi-hat groove to create a gradual progression during your song intro.
When you’re ready for the full band to drop in with all instruments on deck use a full drum loop like the one below to give the song some organic motion. By working in this really simply way you can quickly create your own unique jazz drum tracks that will make your song sound like a live band.
As with every one of our products we encourage you to download the free demo files shown below so that you can check out the sound quality and usability of these drum loops. This is the ideal way to demo our products and make sure that they work in your software. The tempos of these drum loops range cover 120 bpm to 168 bpm.
What is this Product?
This product is a collection of audio files that you can use to create your own music, songs and beats. Known as ‘sample packs’ or ‘loop packs’, this collection of sounds can be downloaded immediately after purchase in the form of a zip file. For more information, view our ‘How to Download Your Sample Packs‘ page. These sound files work in pretty much all DAW applications such as Logic, Garageband, Ableton, Reason, Cubase, FL Studio, Sonar and many, many more.