Rock Essentials 1 MIDI Loops
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- 1690 Royalty Free MIDI Drum Loops by professional studio drummers
- Tired of busy super grooves and fills? Check these out!
- Ballad, 8ths, 16ths, Driving, Half-Time, Floor Tom and "4 on the floor"
- Rock and pop grooves that are "less busy" and more "straight forward"
- Extra drum fills arranged by tempo and type
- Extended live "trash can" endings
- Compatible with any software that imports MIDI
- Click here for all available mappings and formats.
- Our grooves are NOT quantized!
- Beat Buddy PBF File included
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Great loops; I use them with EZDrummer. It's a must have!
Fantastic quality and outstanding value. This pack is actually very versatile and will be useable in most genres rock and pop music, I'm sure it will prove very useful in many of my future projects. Highly recommended and I'm already looking to get a few more Groove Monkee packs for some blues recordings.
I recently purchased Rock Essentials 1 & 2 to build percussion tracks for some songs I’m working on. I always come to Groove Monkey for midi tracks. They download seamlessly, are well organized, and work without a flaw in my DAW. I’ve tried other drum patterns and midi files such as OddGrooves, Prosonic, and LoopLoft. Experience has shown me that the product I receive from Groove Monkey always fit my needs. The grooves are great - full without being overbearing, and the fills fit perfectly to add some splash. Easily edited and customized, Groove Monkey midi tracks are consistently the best that I have found.
Groove Monkee simply delivers so well-organized and so many drum loops (combinations) in each package that for me it is an indispensable tool when composing music. In the 10 packs I bought, there are more than 13T loops! Great job guys - thank you so much for a great product - P. Valentin
Great beats and great customer support
Really awesome drum patterns....very pleased
Works really well with Slate's SSD5. Installation was painless. Overall, a great experience.
Rock Essentials 1 Excellent midi drum loop and value for money ! Choice for a long time !
Very Happy! This MIDI pack is full of awesomeness... enough said! Good job guys!
Just what I needed I was looking for the basics and this gave it to me. Lots of usable stuff here. Well worth the money.
Great loops Using these in Cubase and loving them! They integrate with SSD5 seamlessly and give you so many great options.
Useful Collection Basically, all you need for straightforward rock at a bargain price. Nice work, Groove Monkee
Groove monkey loops I own a few midi packs all of which I find realistic easy to use and get results fast
Rock Essentials 1 It has taken some time to cull through the many midi files in the Rock Essentials 1 pack. It’s not perfect, but it is a great tool for songwriting. I can use the provided midis to put a basic beat on songs that I can keep or augment later. Well made, good variety of velocities. A little basic, but again, great for songwriting.
Very satisfied Great MIDI files, integrates well and sounds great with EZdrummer 2. Definitely recommend. All my Rock bases are covered. I also had a technical query. I emailed and got an answer very quickly and it was sorted . Excellent service.
Like them Loaded with good grooves!!
Not bad The files could be organized better. At least for use in superior drummer 3
Good Collection I needed Beat Buddy tracks and these were very usable. I wan to mention I also bought Classic Rock and unlike RE1, CRock are very targeted. So make sure you know what your looking for - general tracks or specific beats.
Brilliant rock midi grooves I've been looking for some midi drummng files to generate grooves from for my sequences. And these files fit the bill. And I can use them to get some great genuine drumming. Ace.
Straightforward beats Im loving this pack; being less busy means I'm only adding midi notes I need to customize the loops for my tracks (as opposed to having to add AND erase from a loop)
Good Stuff! The Groove Monkee grooves are good stuff! I've got about 5 of them already!
Great Product I love Groove Monkee
Perfect Good solid drum beats that will fit many music styles. Very impressed.
Great stuff Good collection of basic grooves, quantize friendly and very useful all round. Thanks!
For GGD? ...not officially, but really great help offered by GrooveMonkee - thanks a lot again! Works perfectly with GGD Invasion, now!
great product straight ahead, simple beats for easy use with my Beat Buddy
Very Good Value Standard sounding rock rhythms if you are looking for something to jam with these rhythms sound like something a rock drummer can play.
cool, excellent rythmes faciles à cool, excellent rythmes faciles à utiliser avec BeatBuddy
Great sounding, great range. Great sounding, great range.
Great collection of beats Great collection in this volume, helps as a source of creative ideas in high quality drums loops with a human feel.
Good loops, good price I use with Toontrack EZdrummer and they couldn't work any easier. Install and importing is a snap. Good value for the money.
Great products at great prices Great products at great prices
Highly Recommended!! They produce high quality beats, beautifully presented and are great people to do business with! I mistakenly ordered the same group twice and able to re-order another as soon as I realized I had made a bone head move!
BeatBuddy Rock Essentials 1 does not have a PBF file
Rock Essentials 1 MIDI Loops Really pleased with the product and support, would recommend.
Worth Every Penny! Ive just got a couple of packs from groove Monkee, this one and the doom collection, both are amazing when used with my drummer of choice, EZDrummer2. Very Happy!
Essential composing tool If you are composing songs and need a drum
Rock essentials 1 I found the basic groove patterns to be really good and usable, few more closed hat options would have been nice. good heavy rock patterns . Did not find as many of the fill paterns, most were too busy for me, I will definately come back to to try another pack , It was easy to install in BFD 2, and worked great with the program. would love to see a "fills pack"
Fantastic loops to work with Really enjoy working with GM loops. Its made building a drum track much easier and quicker. They are a big part of my tracking now.
Rock Essentials 1 - These Midi Loops ROCK!!! I am quite impressed with GrooveMonkee midi loops. I downloaded, unzipped the files, ran the installer and wallah the midi loops showed up nicely organized in the EZDrummer browser. I started auditioning the loops and could do nothing but smile. This is an awesome collection! You get a lot for your money. I am a very happy customer. I will be back for more!
Trash Can Endings Thank you Groove Monkey for helping me find what I needed. Was looking for some decent endings and someone at Groove Monkey pointed me in the right direction and it was also on sale. Happy days. I haven’t yet browsed all the grooves supplied but what I’ve heard sound good. The endings will need a tweak here and there but have helped me get a lot closer to what I want. Excellent!
Rock Essentials 1 Good selection of grooves that work well in NI Studio Drummer and Abbey Road 60's Drums
very good thank you , very good
Rock Essentials Great samples - really pleased!!
First class .... Excellent, natural drum phrases which are suitable for a wide range of musical genres ...
Great loops Great loops easy to work with ,making song writing a lot easier .
Need Rock Midigrooves I've founded at groovemonkee.com. Thats exactly what I need. Simple, not overloaded straight Grooves with Chorus, Verse and Fills. Sometimes the grooves you can find are fully overloaded like the drummer is on rehearsel. These are not.Thanks a lot! Danny
Good choice A package of well usable rhythms for my rocks songs. Perfectly compatible with Superior Drummer 2.
Great Midi Pack Very usable rock midi pack. Found exactly what I am lookung for.
Nice pack,simple installation,I'm using superior Nice pack,simple installation,I'm using superior drummer,addictive drums and ez drummer2,no issues whatsoever ready to go in minutes
Too Much Repetition of Material I purchased Rock Essentials 1 - First of all I would like to say the playing and feel of the grooves is first rate. Coupled with a quality sound source (I use Addictive Drums) you can't tell the drums are not a live drummer. However, I found, in the Rock Essentials pack, far too much repetition of beat or beats and fills with hardly any difference. The product could easily have been quarter of the size. In Groove Monkees defence they do warn of some repetition but I was not expecting quite that much very similar material. Don't be put off as these are quality products but read reviews first as I should have perhaps done.
Rock Essentials 1 and 2 Midi Loops I had purchased a collection of Groove Monkee midi drum loops several years ago. When I decided I wanted some more loops reecently, I decided to buy Rock Essentials 1. After trying them out on Session Drummer in Sonar and also seeing that there was a sale going on, I purchased and installed Rock Essentials 2. I am very happy with the quality of the loops and the way they are grouped in folders so you can pick your main loop(s) and fills easily to create a song.
Fantastic Fantastic drum grooves and a lot of them to boot. A lot of variations in an easy to read layout. Very easy install.
Great stuff Great stuff
Great selection of grooves Really Great selection of grooves Really appreciated the installation instructions , made it easy to install to both Addictive Drums and EZDrummer
Awesome Makes mixing and arranging drums simple, great loops, lots of variations,
Outstanding Value Just what a working songwriting with no budget needs to help out in the studio. Great selection and affordable. The drums sound amazing. Keep them coming :)
rock essentials 1 Great solid tracks! Simple to use and high quality!
Look no further, these are the Best! Hands down the best MIDI Grooves I have used for drums, hats off to Groove Monkee!
Just what I needed. Perfect for scratch composition. Realistic drums without over complex grooves. Seemlessly with Sonar's Session Drummer. Very pleased.
Rock Essentials Rocks I find these grooves very useful. As advertised, they are straightforward, not too busy, but not too bland either.
Essentials is, well, essential Excellent plethora of MIDI drum patterns. Arranged logically in groups that relate to each other. Way more patterns than I could ever use, but you never know when you will need one that just fits just perfectly, so you are very likely to find it here. Most are the essential rock beats, that change subtly from one "song" to the next, with assorted different fills on the end of many. I've gotten great feedback on the drums on my latest songs. Thanks!
Rock Essential 1 Hmm… Not bad, but I wished the Loops would be more useful. There are a lot of similar sounding Loops. I´m a bit disappointed! Sorry...
Rock Essentials 1 - just what the title implies!!! Tons of tasty, solid beats....fills....multiple styles and multiple feels within the same styles. Truly essential for rock/pop/americana songwriting. Groove Monkey never lets me down
Great collection Great loops very usable.
Great product Great product
Rock Essentials 1 MIDI Loops Great pack, I very much like the simplicity and smooth playability of all the grooves. Strongly recommended.
Great loops! I am very pleased with the purchase of Rock Essentials 1 midi loops. Very useable loops.
Rock Essentials Content is first rate and beats very usable,,The only thing better would be to have it in sng file to enable the whole folder import into Beat Buddy.
Just what I needed. I know nothing about drums but this pack coupled with Addivtive Drums 2 it's like I have a session drummer available 24/7.
Top notch! I'll end up buying all of the rock and metal packs. They sound great!! If you can't find it here, you don't need it!
Great loops! They are very useful for demos.
Rock Essentials 1 Essential!!
Rock Essentials 1 MIDI Loops Great stuff. Awesome price.
Solid Stuff Great beats, great nuances between variations, great fills and great formatting for Beat Buddy. A fundamental set of Rock Powerhouse standards.
Rock Essentials 1 Basically, a great set of basic rock loops. I have products from other companies listed as great songwriter tools, but the GrooveMonkee Rock Essentials gives great BASIC loops.
Usable and great quality these loops are more than I had hoped for, no crap or unwanted grooves , they are all usable and effective in Cubase with BFD3.
The Stoned Astronaut approves! These drum loops are out of this world.
Loving ROCK ESSENTIALS 1 !!! After downloading the Free MIDI Loops from all packs I thought a little ( actually a lot ) on which package would best suit my playing style and selected ROCK ESSENTIALS 1 to be my first purchase from Groove Monkee. I am very happy with the loops. They are named in such a way that the groupings are easy to identify. This makes for easy recall and selection. I am a SONARX3 user and was pleased that with very little effort I was able to unzip the loops into the my folder \Cakewak\Content\MIDI Library and SONARX3 instantly recognized the midi files as files that could be reviewed with my Drum Synth of choice, Session Drummer 3. As an added bonus the midi loops were easily converted to the Session Drummer 3 Step Sequencer format while maintaining the nuances of the midi files. This is a plus plus for me as it allows me to easily modify copies of the original midi files to tweak sequences as needed when something like a custom fill is required. Groove Monkee Rocks !!!
BeatBuddy compatible Great loops, fills, etc...work great with BeatBuddy!
Rock Essentials 1 Midi Loops I really enjoy working with midi loops that sound great and that are easy to work with ! Rock Essentials 1 Midi Loops is a must for Songwriters ! http://justanotherhook.wix.com/the-basement http://www.jango.com/music/Sergio+Palumbo+songs+?l=0
Good, solid grooves. Lots of Good, solid grooves. Lots of material.
Rock Essentials = USEFUL and PRACTICAL I don't enjoy tap out patterns or editing dots on a grid. SOLUTION? Groove Monkey. These grooves give me a huge leap in quality, not to mention quantity for a ridiculous price. Worth twice as much, but don't tell Groove Monkey. They have the best prices around.
Rock Essentials, I love Groove Monkey I have purchased several drum packs from Groove Monkey. The beats are very usable and make writing easy. I mix several drums from rock to metal to get the sounds I am looking for. Also Groove Monkeys support is top notch.
fist time to use!! very nice~ i love it!!!
EZ drummer users - time to wake up! About a month ago I upgraded my Toontrack EZ Drummer to the new Version 2. Being a 'non-techie' this was not without difficulty, but I got there in the end. In advance of getting Version 2 to work I had been searching on-line for midi drum loops that would extend my EZ drummer and was intrigued by GrooveMonkee’s list of products. To get working with the new version I ordered both, Toontrack’s Americana EZX midi pack and downloaded GrooveMonkee’s free loops, simultaneously. Americana is okay but I was blown away by the free loops, which I just found (1) inspiring and (2) so easy to integrate and use – simple to download and appears in the ‘library’ section on the left in the EZ Drummer browser. Since that first experience of GrooveMonkee I have purchased Hard Rock 1; Progressive; Rock 2 and 3; Rock Essentials 1 and 2, and most recently Country 2; Blues Rock; Funk Hip Hop RNB; and Jazz. You could say I’ve become addictive, but they seem to be so much better that many of the other providers (I’ve tried a few). I’ve been looking for simple straight forward midi (as a guitarist), that allows me to get simple rock, blues or acoustic songs nailed, but at the same time looking for 4/4, 2/4, and 6/8 loops that are just outside of the norm – like my playing – plenty of feel and accent. At the same time I’ve been looking for inspiration that will allow me to wander from the simple path to my preferred home of ‘different’ – influenced by the likes of Rush (Peart) and Transatlantic (Portnoy). GrooveMonkee’s midi drum loops are enabling me to match my guitar creativity, and also stretch me to new ideas. It’s just taking me to another place. So simple to use, so inspiring , so reasonably priced and easy to download – even for me in the UK! It just takes a couple of minutes from purchase to using them. The sound quality is great, but the range of variations/patterns for each ‘basic’ pattern is just amazing – so much scope for creativity. As a EZ Drummer user, GrooveMonkee’s midi loops are taking me to the next level. Thank you GrooveMonkee. AndrewJ (UK)
H. Andersson wrote: "The library is really super!"
Andrew K. wrote: "Sounds amazing! Someone finally made a midi loop library with grooves I can use for writing rock and pop songs"
Amethist wrote: "All my software in music production are bought properly with a license. I definitely spent more than $2000. By far...my best investment so far after my DAW would be the midi files from Groove Monkee. $19 :)"
acousticvillage wrote: "Just bought RE1 and RE2. Apart from sounding incredible when used with Addictive Drums, the customer service is second to none. Brilliant loops, well organised, and just the right amount of busy-ness and constancy. Plenty of variations and the beauty of Groove Monkee is that you do not have to stick to the variations from within a group.Thanks especially to Russ for helping and supporting."
Mark P. wrote: "Just wanted to say thank you for the amazing midi loops. I used quite a few of them for our album that came out last month. We start recording in two weeks for our second album, and we'll be using the loops again. We're telling everyone we know about your company and its affordable offerings."
Carlos S. wrote: "I have worked with many drum software products and your material is up there with the best. My congrats to all of you guys at Groove Monkee!"
StrangerP wrote: "I'm new to music. i sing and play the guitar but i wanted to make "full" tracks. i did not want to use Garage Band's awful loops. the Rock Essential MIDI loops are very easy to assemble and tweak and they sound pretty awesome specially when used with the Solid Rock sample drums."
J. Smith wrote: "I'm really happy with the RE1. Very useful patterns for sketching and composing, among other things."
mymusic42 wrote: "This probably should have been one of the first releases GrooveMonkee ever made! Some basic bread and butter rock beats. But what sets these apart from other MIDI libraries is (as usual) they are done with the hand standards of GrooveMonkee quality. Well done, and they will certainly quickly find a place in my music very soon."