Toontrack release Big Band MIDI packs for EZkeys and Drum Software
“The grooves are approved, and swing is king this month with the next instalment in Toontrack’s Big Band month!”
Big Band Grooves drum MIDI pack for Superior Drummer 3 and EZDrummer 2 – drum grooves, fills and breaks inspired by drum heros from the big band era!
The big band and swing era of the early 20th century was significant because amongst other things it introduced jazz music on a major scale to the general public. From a wealth of traditional swing material in various tempos to a latin-flavoured collection of straight bossa nova-inspired beats, these grooves have all the traits you need to lay down the perfect big band drum foundation.
Drum MIDI grooves and fills inspired by traditional big band arrangements
Performed by classically trained jazz session drummer
2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 in straight and/or swing feel with tempos ranging from 85 BPM to 296 BPM
More than 500 individually played files in total
Organised in ‘Slow,’ ‘Medium,’ ‘Medium Fast,’ and ‘Uptempo’ folders for swing feel
Organised in ‘Latin,’ ‘Bossa Nova’ and ‘Songo’ folders for straight feel
Dedicated section for genre-typical tom grooves
Ideal for jazz/big band arrangements, scoring and general song writing
Superior Drummer or EZdrummer is required to use Big Band Grooves MIDI – new to Superior Drummer? Buy it in September and get a FREE MIDI pack of your choice which includes Big Band Grooves!
Full product details for Big Band Grooves visit Time+Space
And not forgetting those ivories…
Big Band EZkeys MIDI – In big band land, swing is king, and this collection has plenty of it to go around!
In the often-busy sonic landscape of a traditional big band arrangement, the unsung hero of the melodic rhythm section is undoubtedly the piano. From the frail harmonics of a subtly struck open chord at the top of the octaves to the thunderous impact of a percussive pattern at the low bass range, the piano has a voice like no other. It literally covers the entire dynamic and expressive scope – melody, harmony and rhythm. So, come on.. it’s time to bring on the swing!
Piano MIDI inspired by traditional big band music
Performed by professional session player
3/4 and 4/4 in straight and/or swing feel with tempos ranging from approx. 110 BPM to 236 BPM
Categorised in A, B, C and endings sections
This collection of EZkeys MIDI sets out to give you a broad palette of big band-inspired song structures across all tempos, feels and styles but remember you need to own one of the EZkeys software titles to use it.
Full details on Big Band EZkeys MIDI visit Time+Space
Prices for both MIDI packs are: £21.95 INC/€25 INC/$29