Rock Essentials 2 MIDI Loops
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- 3400 Royalty Free Rock MIDI Drum Loops by a professional drummer
- Straightforward Rock and Pop/Rock grooves
- Time Signatures: 3/4, 4/4, 6/8 and 12/8
- 7 essential feels: Shuffle, Half-Time Shuffle, Ballad - Straight, Ballad - Shuffle, Straight 8ths, 16ths and Driving Rock
- Apps and Formats Supported
- Our grooves are NOT quantized!
- Beat Buddy PBF file included
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This is “rock”right? Almost every song says waltz tempo. Not in 4/4 they’re mostly in 3/4. So it’s a bit strange for me. I know 3/4 can be great too. But why make waltz something it’s not. Rock I consider a speakeasy in the 30s. I understand you need to be intuitive with it but to me waltz and 3/4 are not rockn.
I like that the grooves are very useable.
I needed few 3/4 beat ideas for a set of songs I'm currently working on. It seated in perfectly.
Have been using. Groove Monkee drum grooves with EZdrummer 2 for years ! Excellent for my music projects !
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.
As a Steven Slate Drums user, I've been a little disappointed at the lack of variety when it comes to 3/4 or 6/8 midi grooves. This was a great purchase and I'm sure I'll buy more packs in the future. Thanks for helping my songwriting along!
Good quality midi files that can easily edited to suit need. A good resource to help with the creative process or as completed components. I would purchase again.
I'm 58 years young and have been recording for decades - these MIDI patterns are incredible, and I've matched them up to SSD5 drums samples. Really pleased. Pop, Rock type songs....
Just what I needed Good grooves. Used a few already.
Rock Essentials 2 MIDI Loops I am enjoying my Rock Essentials 2 MIDI Loops. I can find everything to easily to get going on some Rock 'n' Roll; good grooves textures , fills and song parts.Groove Monkee loops are a good value.
Rock Essentials 2 Excellent midi drum loop and value for money ! Choice for a long time !
Rock Essentials 2 MIDI Loops A great collection of loops. Most useful.
Super pack Toujours d excellente qualité vos pack
Great package of grooves! GM grooves are always a great value and this one is no exception. When I’m stuck for the right groove I always find it by going back to the basics and working forward from there. And Rock Essentials 2 is One that I gravitate to every time.
Love how clean and real "feeling". . . Because they are! I've been looking for this pack and after my son recommendation I bought Rock Essentials 2 ... Loving it.
Happy with it Happy with it
Rock Essentials 2 Midi I do like the drum patterns, the integration into EZdrummer 2 is easy and between the two they sound nearly as good as acoustic drums. Well worth the money!
excellent! I use all my groove monkee loops, they sound and feel great!
Perfect partner. Great drumming partner when you try out new songs. Focus on groove instead of fancy fills.
superb as always exellent loops highly recommended my me.10/10 work so well in ezdrummer 2
Rock essential 2 Great midi pack. Tons of great grooves:+1::+1:
Great Pack Great Deal Just like every Groove Monkey drum Midi pack I own. The quality of the beats chose including the velocity of the tracks make s them sound realistic. The packs come with every format imaginable ready to use with your favorite drum sampler.
Good midi loops I like RE2 a lot; the loops are well played, practical, and carefully mapped for Toontrack products (haven't tried the others). My only gripe is that navigating through a large number of loops that all have extremely similar names (some of which seem to be too long to fully display in EZD2) isn't much fun. So; very good product and reasonably priced. It could maybe just use some cleaning up WRT loop names.
Super to begin new song. The loops help me to write new songs. Playing is realist. Thanks.
ok A great collection of grooves and fills,super!!
Rock Essentials 2 MIDI Loops These are a great starting point for putting songs together..Easy to edit, measures can be put together and also mixed in with my own played grooves via midi keyboard. Works seamlessly with my Samplitude Music Studio 2019 and various vsti drum synths..
Make the Files easier for Beatbuddy users to install Merge the files for user friendly usage in the beatbuddy manager, instead of going through each individual folder and individual files in the file explorer
I especially like the halftime I especially like the halftime shuffles! Great idea to also have a midi mapping for Modo Drum. Maybe you should update other packages as well ;-)
Just what a good ‘normal’ drummer would play. I installed mine into Superior Drummer 2. Worked perfectly. Will definitely buy some more styles. They must be good as this is my first ever review, of any product. They are not too fancy, just what a good ‘normal’ drummer would play. Nice job guys.
Nice. Cool stuff.
Nice Drummer These are going to save me a load of time in my latest project/
Fits like a glove Just down and dirty rock grooves - love them
The right name !! The new building blocks of my rock/metal music, as usual, right on the spot, I find new inspiration each time. John (happy french customer !!)
Beat buddy files I use a beat buddy for the “drums” with our church band on those Sundays when our drummer is away and we cannot find a sit-in. While there are some great stock beats with the pedal, they are often too much... and they are limited once you get out of 4/4. Groove monkee offers a great alternative and have a number of other meters. This particular package has a lot of loops based on triple meters and is very, very useable. It is great to have this alternative source for good rhythms for my beat buddy. Thanks!
Rock Essentials 2 Good stuff. We have fun.
Good Groove Match various genres However, I think the number of straight beats is small.
The Real Thang groovemonkee.com , The only way to go. 100%, 5-STAR, A+++.
Perfect loops - Thanks! Perfect loops - Thanks!
Excellent! I use a BeatBuddy for a duo gig with vocals/guitar/bass. I like to keep things simple and in the pocket, and these loops give me a wide variety of grooves to use without modification. I have bought 3, and I'll be back for more. Great feel, nice work! Thanks.
Rock Essentials 2 Quite helpful...great
Allows me to use BFD3 Allows me to use BFD3 drum samples...inspiring...makes budget projects sound like big money productions...
Loving Rock Essentials This Rock Essentials pack a great song writing and rehearsal tool that gives you a perfect foundation to work from. Thanks,
MIDI Groove "Very useful" Very useful and it's been a must item for these years. Some hitches for sorting the grooves but it is a matter for host itself??
Great! Just what I needed! Excellent live loops!
Rock Essentials 2 MIDI Loops Yet another fantastic midi pack you guys rule!!!!! I am a huge fan of Groovemonkee products they are extremely well programmed and are awesome as writing tools for me personally as i dont have the space/access to a live drummer keep up the great work dudes cheers from Australia !!!!!!!!!!
Must have collection! I'm not a drummer so this collection is an important piece in my drum toolkit to produce my songs. Sounds organic and full of life. Very well organized too!
Really good Great sounding, natural feel! 3/4 & 6/8 midi is often lacking from software programs. This fills that gap. Very happy with my purchase.
Escellent! I am a composer / producer based in Spain and the drum parts have never been one of my strong skills, but thanks to the Groove Monkee patterns, the rhythm section of my tracks sounds much better. I use the DAW cubase 9.5 pro, and Studio Drummer from Native Instruments. Here you can listen to some songs produced by sucking Groove Monkee drum patterns: https://richarddobeson.com
Great customer service! great product! Love these midi loops. Easy to work with and sound fabulous! And Russ...You RULE!
Great Grooves Quality product and good value.
Rock Essentials 2 - 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!
Great Drum Loops for many types of musical ideas! Works Perfect with my Abbey Road Modern Drummer!!! Thanks Groove Monkee!!! Planning on purchasing many of your MIDI Drum Loops
Good stuff The files are professionally played and definitely sound and feel like a real drummer. They loaded perfectly into EZD2 and AD2.
Many nice grooves! This package offer a big number of well played drum midi files!
Unexpectedly high service levels and all the drum beats you can eat. Took care of me VERY well. I had a problem of my own making and they made it right, on Thanksgiving weekend. I don't know why you'd need anything else forever if you get the MIDI drum mega-pack, it has everything. Pretty impressive.
Groove Monkee Rock Essentials 2 MIDI Loops I found this pack to be really musical and usable, unlike some alternative brands that sounded too rigid and lifeless for my liking. Once I tried the free demo I knew Groove Monkee was in different league, their products have feel and realism. They also have great prices, deals, discounts and regular sales. I can see myself getting a lot of mileage their midi packs due to their usability. Yep, I'm impressed with Groove Monkee's quality, great stuff.
Nice variety There's a nice variety of time signatures in this pack. I especially like the swing feel grooves; they fit well with my own playing style.
Great loops Great loops easy to use and work with making song writing easier .
Outstanding set of loops This is a great setup. I love how these packages are set up. Very easy to use and combine with other parts. The grooves are nice and the fills work well with the style.
Cool Groovemnkee just moved right into my DAW and worked Fine. Using Protools 11 Superior drummer and others. Groovemonkee fit right into my setup and worked flawless. Sounds good.
Rock essentials I have just about all of your loops that I need for rock and pop music it's absolutely incredible what you guys provide thank you
Rock Essentials 2 Wide assortment of very usable drum midi grooves. Prefer over Toontracks
Simple and effective These loops are just what I need: punchy and to the point without becoming too busy. Perfect for the simple rock styles I enjoy playing most. Seamless use in EZ Drummer 2. Keep'em coming, GM.
Love it But for my need not enough 12/8 patterns
Another win! Perfect companion pack to Rock Essentials 1!
Excellent I love all the Groove monkee groove packs I have purchased and this one is another great pack. It gives me great grooves for writing and plenty of varieties and options to use.
Amazing A great collection of grooves. It makes life easier for a non drummer like me.
Awesome I've bought two midi packs from you guys and they have both been awesome. Keep it up
Midi patterns are good I find that the midi patterns are very useful when exploring different ideas for writing. They can also be altered in your daw if they are too busy or to sparse for my songs. The installation instructions are very good , covering a wide array of DAWs. The only thing preventing me from giving this 5 stars is the fact that the installation instructions are outdated. For instance NI Battery is about to release version 5 (and these instructions only detail how to install for Battery 3 nor are some compatible with new versions). A few of the genres are also not compatible with various updates of software programs. So, be careful and read the specs before purchase. All in all, a useful tool.
So so If you have zero drum programming skills these can be helpful. Otherwise, they have no feel and no creativity. I can get more vibe out my keyboard.
Thank you for this very Thank you for this very useful package of drum loops. I have found that very useful for creating my pop-rock songs. :-)
Awesome product! i. would definitely Awesome product! i. would definitely recommend!really great drummers
Good product. Good product.
Great Product Very Satisfied with this product
Rock Essentials 2 MIDI Loops Excellent product, great feel. Keep the good work!
Great drum tracks Great drum tracks, very useable. Large list of drum loops. You won't be disappointed!
Groove Monkee Loops Rock!!!! I'm really pleased with my purchase. The Rock Essentials 2 MIDI Loops set from Groove Monkee is a great addition to my growing collection of drum loops for use in my choice drum software, EZDrummer 2 from Toontrack. Will eventually add all GM loop sets to my collection, but next in line are Rock Essentials 1 and Retro Funk.
Rock Essentials Vol. 2 Very nice selection of beats!
Great loops As usual with Groovemonkee , very flexible, good quality
Rock Essentials 2 MIDI Drum Loops Awesome product. Great price! What else could you ask for
Super ! correspond à ce que je cherchais ...
Rock Essentials 2 MIDI These files might not have any particularly revolutionary or new sounding beats, but they don't claim to be. Decent 'meat and potatoes' drum midi with a healthy amount of variations and fills. Decent price too.
Great product at a gtrat price ! Fantastic drum loops cant wait to use them in my next project !
Rock Essentials 2 MIDI Loops In fact, real drums, good rhythms, I hope to use it in my music. darekpiano
Groove monkey rocks All I can say is Groove Monkey rocks, I have almost all of there loops and use them day to day in my projects, The Rock essentials packages are straight ahead quality loops that have a great feel in general. They are a streamlined more basic loop collection that fits with a lot of the song writing style i like and all i can say is keep up the good work.
I haven't had time to I haven't had time to really dig in. But, scanning through some of the fills and beats, it seems to be exactly what I need. Id love to see more simple-fills libraries. A lot of these libraries get too technical too fast, which isn't my thing.
Mike G. wrote: "I have found that I always go to my Groove Monkee midi drum files time and time again. I have many files from others, but none comes close to the feeling of a real drummer like Groove Monkee's files. Thanks again for your work that you have done!!"
Andres B. wrote: "First time I opened RE2 I spent like 4 hours in a row, it was addictive, could not leave the studio until it was time for dinner. RE2 sounds to me like one stellar drummer is behind the grooves, imparting a professional and cohesive feel throughout the library."
Robert T. wrote: "Your grooves rock (great feel). I hope you continue to build on this library. I'm a believer."
Steve L. wrote: "I have been using Groove Monkee MIDI Files for many years now. I go to them regularly. Personally, every one of these MIDI Packs is in my sound library. Keep up the great work!"
Joachim wrote: "This is a truly great package when you want the beats not to steal center stage attention (like some drummers!) but remain in the supporting role. Really useful grooves, just like Rock Essentials 1, with a lot of variation and a lot of ride cymbal. ;-) Sterling value, I wouldn't want to be without it!"
Paul K. wrote: "An easy install. I'm in drum heaven. Keep up the great work on your products."
Greg M. wrote: "The grooves showed up in the proper User Libraries section of Superior Drummer 2 and sound great!"