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    Platinum Samples is pleased to announce the release of their two new Brooks

    Wackerman Multi-Format MIDI Groove Libraries available separately as Songs and

    Grooves or as a bundle, the Grooves Library has over 1,770 MIDI files (over 6,120

    bars of unquantized grooves) while the Songs Library features 11 songs (over 1,300

    bars split into song sections like intros, choruses and verses) formatted for BFD2®,

    BFD Eco®, EZDrummer®, EZplayer®, Superior Drummer 2.0®, Addictive Drums®, Cakewalk®

    Session DrummerTM as well as General MIDI which can be used with any GM compatible

    drum software or hardware.


    The Brooks Wackerman Grooves MIDI Groove Library features grooves played in 4/4, 5/4

    and 7/8 in tempos ranging from 95 to 295 BPM. The Brooks Wackerman Songs MIDI Groove

    Library includes 11 songs separated into complete song structures (intros, verses,

    choruses, bridges, etc.). The library features grooves played in 4/4 at tempos

    ranging from 121 to 215 BPM with straight and swing feels as well as song endings.


    Brooks Wackerman is the drummer for seminal American punk rockers Bad Religion,

    Brooks is also the frontman for his solo project Kidneys. Brooks’ first band was

    Bad4Good at the age of 12 after which he became the drummer for funk metal band

    Infectious Grooves whose success led him to becoming the drummer for the hardcore

    band Suicidal Tendencies from 1997 to 2001. Brooks played drums for The Vandals

    album “Look What I Almost Stepped In” and continues to be the stand in drummer for

    the band when their regular drummer, Josh Freese, isn’t available.


    In 2001 he became the current drummer for Bad Religion and has played on their

    albums “The Process of Belief”, The Empire Strikes First”, “New Maps of Hell” and

    “Dissent of Man”. Brooks has also shared drumming duty on Korn’s untitled studio

    album with Terry Bozzio while also acting as frontman for Hot Potty and playing

    drums for thrash metal band The Innocent featuring bassist Ryan Sinn (who used to be

    in the bands: Love Equals Death, Angels & Airwaves and The Distillers), vocalist

    Brandan Schieppati (Bleeding Through) and guitarist Dave Nassi (No Use for a Name).

    In March of 2008 Brooks joined the experimental industrial rock band Fear and the

    Nervous System with guitarist/vocalist Munky (Korn), Billy Gould (Faith No More),

    Leopold Ross (Error) and Zac Baird (Korn, Billy Goat). Brooks has also toured with

    Tenacious D.


    Platinum Samples are one of the foremost producers of drum samples in the world,

    with over 50 years of experience in the professional music industry. The Brooks

    Wackerman MIDI Groove Library was recorded over a two-day session by Brooks on a

    Yamaha DTX900 electronic drum set.


    Optimized for 1 Kick, 1 Snare, 2 Rack Toms, 2 Floor Tom, 1 Hihat, 3 Crash Cymbals &

    1 Ride Cymbal


    The Brooks Wackerman Grooves Library is available now as a download from Platinum

    Samples’ website and includes all formats for $40.00


    The Brooks Wackerman Songs Library is available now as a download from Platinum

    Samples’ website and includes all formats for $35.00


    Both libraries can be purchased together for $60.00


    Please visit the www.platinumsamples.com web site for additional information.


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