Live audio drum loops by Billy Martin of Medeski, Martin and Wood, cover a vast range of styles.
Los Altos, CA - December 16, 2010 - Billy Martin: Loops from the Underground DrummerPack for DrumCore has been launched by Sonoma Wire Works in conjunction with Submersible Music, Inc.. Billy Martin is an internationally acclaimed drummer/multi percussionist for Medeski, Martin and Wood. Well known and highly respected for his innovative rhythms, creative approach, and manic improvisational skills over a wide range of styles, Billy continues to push the art of drumming and rhythm to a higher level. Billy is a unique artist in the truest sense, and this collection of drum loops captures his incredible ability to create and inspire.
This DrummerPack features 13 original Billy Martin Groovesets. The live audio drum loops by Billy cover a wide range of styles, and are presented in stretchable REX format for ease of tempo selection. Groove variations, fills, intros, stops, and endings are all included for virtually infinite drum track creations in your DAW. Also included are 12 Multi-Velocity layered MIDI Kits for programming MIDI grooves with Billyâ€™s kit sounds, as well as MIDI file versions of Billyâ€™s grooves and fills. Single hit Kit sounds are also readily available for easy addition to your audio loops.
GrooveSets in Billy Martin: Loops from the Underground:
Afro Six: An Afro-based 6 over 4 groove with snares off
BeOunce: A swung, bouncy, syncopated urgent groove
Brushing Up: Sultry hip-hop flavored brush groove
Bumpin: Hip 16th note groove with occasional displaced snare pops
Cookarocka: Frantic Drum and Bass inspired groove
Ellingtone: A hip snares-off interpretation of Jazzier days gone by
Gap Tooth Woman: Ride-pulse groove with swing tendencies
HiHeeHoe: Greasy 16th pulse groove with wicked snare ghosting
If Not: Funky Hat groove with a swing feel and great ride breaks
Lucky: Snappy little jazz groove in 3/4 time
Snaked: Slinky hat/sidestick groove with Billy's unique 16th pulse
Titannic: All-steam ahead straight 4/4 bombastic rock groove
Walk Bye: An understated, lazy ballad groove with slight swing feel
This DrummerPack was produced and recorded by the original Submersible Music team, and is configured with metadata for use with the DrumCore search engine, which will help DrumCore users find content based on feel (straight, shuffle, etc.), time signature, tempo and other criteria. Songwriter-friendly "GrooveSetsâ€ 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. DrumCore works with most DAWs, and supports dragging audio and MIDI directly to tracks in applications such as ACIDÂ® 7, Digital PerformerÂ® 6, Live 6 and up, Logic ProÂ® 8 and up, Pro ToolsÂ® 7.4.2 and up, CubaseÂ® 4 and up (32 bit), and Sonarâ"¢ 8 (32 bit).
Drums Used in the DrummerPack: Early 60's Rogers Luxor Set, 20" Bass Drum, 12" Rack Tom, 14" Floor Tom, 5x14 snare, and Craviotto 10" snare - newer (2000's) vintage. Cymbals: Various 1950's 18"-20" K rides and 1950's 14" K Hi Hats.
System Requirements: DrumCore 2.5 or higher and 3.4 GB available disk space.
Pricing & Availability: BIlly Martin: Loops from the Underground DrummerPack is priced at $79.99 (DVD or download), and is available at sonomawireworks.com, and other music software retailers.
Track previews, movie of Billy Martin recording this, and more info: http://www.sonomawireworks.com/billymartin
Produced by Gary Thompson and Dave Dysart for Submersible Music, Inc. in conjunction with Sonoma Wire Works
Executive Producer: Paul Allen
Recorded at Dubway Studios, New York City, April 2010
Assistant Engineer: John Thayer