Chillout music relies on smooth, laid back acoustic drum grooves with a slightly funky flavour. This Mega Pack combines our two most popular chill out drum loops collections and bundles them together at a reduced price.
The two sample packs featured in this Mega Pack bundle are:
For ‘Chillout & Lounge V1′ we recorded two drum sets. The first features a ‘Pearl Masters Series’ drum set which was recorded in a medium sized room with 12 ft ceilings. The room ambience is just audible and adds a nice live ‘sparkle’ to the recording.
For the second drum sound we switched things up to get a super dry, really tight tone with hardly any room ambience. The almost claustrophobic sound gives you that intimate, soft sound that works so well in chillout and lounge music. That muted drum tone also allows you more space to add your own FX, processing or room ambience during the mixing stage of your songs.
With ‘Chillout & Lounge V2′ we aimed for an even dryer sound by cramming the live room with huge drapes and soft furnishings to capture a warm drum sound that’s almost reminiscent of analog tape.
Both of these sample packs are included with the ‘Big Chill Mega Pack’ giving you a wealth of drum fills and groove variations to make life easier when building your drum tracks.
How we created that smooth vintage drum sound.
To get that smooth vintage drum tone we used a wide variety of drums that ranged from vintage Premiere to Pearl and Gretsch. For tuning we kept the snare really low with lots of dampening on the batter head so that you get that gentle, flabby sound that allows the drums to sit back in the mix of your chillout tracks.
With used felt beaters on the kick drum to reduce the click and then packed the hell out of the drum shell with soft cushions and towels to get a warm, muted tone.
The only part of the drum kit where we allowed any resonance was the toms. We picked some small, vintage Gretsch toms and opted for a ‘Jazz’ style tuning, then added mild dampening on the batter head using moon gel. We allowed the resonant head to remain un-dampened to get that perfect balance for the drum fills.
The cymbals were a rusty old mix of Zildjian, Paiste and Sabian. We flat refused to polish those ancient dust bowls so as not to alter the sound, too much polishing can make them sound too bright and we wanted that neutral percussive sound from those classic 70′s era recordings. Grime is good.
What about the Grooves?
In terms of the grooves and rhythms performed during the recording sessions, we were careful to provide enough variation to suite many requirements. You’ll get grooves that feature side stick, snare and then a good balance between beats that focus on hi-hat as well as ride cymbal. Easily piece together the loops in your DAW to create natural sounding drum progression like a real drummer would choose.
Here’s what you get with ‘Big Chill Mega Pack’
- 212 Loops in (Acidized) WAV file format.
- 212 Apple Loops for Garageband and Logic
- 212 Rex2 files for Reason
If you want to get up and running with your chillout beats and you need that vintage acoustic sound this is the drum sample pack for you. Mega Packs save you money by bundling together our more popular titles. Quantity and quality at a more affordable price is always a good thing.
Download these expertly edited lounge drum loops today and get your ‘chill’ on.