These superbly stylish jazz drum loops offer you a wealth of crystal clear inspiration. Expertly recorded in 3 different live rooms with a sizzling production sound and room ambience, these loops draw from a strong Latin influence and offer some beautiful drum kit sounds using hybrid vintage jazz drum kits from Gretsch and Ludwig. Tempos range from 80 bpm to 150 bpm.
Jazz drums require a special kind of tuning and instrument selection. It’s essential to get the right tones that create sonorous toms, bright snare drums, soft kick drums and super fizzy hi-hats. We hand picked our drums from highly collectible vintage drum sets and spent days testing out different ride cymbals and hi-hats to find the perfect sound for jazz.
Once we had the instruments sorted it was time to tune the drums for that classic jazz tone. We cranked the toms for a much higher tuning than we would use for rock or metal and then tuned the snare drum down slightly for a looser, fatter jazz resonance.
The kick drum required almost an entire afternoon to get just right, the aim was to use zero dampening inside the drum because jazz music often has lots of space for the kick drum to resonate. We used felt beaters and heavy duty, twin-ply heads to create that muffled kick drum sound that you can hear in the preview above.
Once the sound was perfected it was time to unleash our seasoned jazz drummers and capture the magic.
Here’s what you get with ‘Jazz Cats V1′
- 109 Loops in (Acidized) WAV file format.
- 109 Apple Loops for Garageband and Logic
- 109 Rex2 files for Reason
Build your jazz drum tracks in minutes with ‘Jazz Cats V1′. Whether you aim to produce authentic jazz tracks or simply fancy using some jazzy break beats for your latest hip hop or chillout beats, ‘Jazz Cats V1′ is where it’s at.
Come on Daddy-O, download this sample pack right now and start making some swanky beats.
Tempos range from 80 bpm to 150 bpm