What Makes Our Drum Beats THAT Good?

Monday, April 4th, 2011

There are tons of sample CDs, drum loops and other drum beat libraries, but the drum beats you’ll find here on DrumTracks.com are different!

World-Class Los Angeles Drummers

All of our drum beats were recording by drummers that have credits from recording and touring with top-selling major label artists. When you play our drum beats, you’ll be inspired to write better songs!

Drum Editing That Makes YOUR Life EASY!

The drum beats on our site are perfectly aligned to a grid. Each and every drum beat within the drum tracks are locked with the tempo. If you want to cut/paste and move sections around you can do that easily without cross-fading or complicated editing.

Mixed By A Grammy Nominated Mixing Engineer

Our drum beats were mixed by Studio Pros’ Grammy Nominated mixing engineer.  You’re not only going to get great drum source tracks, but you’ll get a drum mix that was mixed by a pro!

Superb Drum Sound

We’re using the same drum recording studios that Studio Pros are using for recording LIVE drum tracks for TV shows like the American Idol and other FOX shows. As well as drum beats for bands like “The Script” (reached #1 on billboard’s top 100!) and over 1,500 other recording artists.

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Featured Artist: Lior Ron

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Lior Ron has made a career out of composing and recording music for films, TV commercials, video games, and other media. Because he’s often working with deadlines (and sometimes very tight deadlines), he has become an enthusiastic user of DrumTracks.com to help him create a professional product on demand.

“Many times I have to meet deadlines and work around budgets that I’m given as a producer/composer,” he says. “They don’t just want to get music, they want

sounds. They want a finished product that sounds good.”

Hear a sample of Lior Ron’s music made with DrumTracks.com:


The stress can really pile up when time is tight; and time is tight very frequently, as he is routinely given only 24 hours to finish a project. “It’s not enough time to book a studio with a technician, set up a drum session with a live drummer and be back to export everything and do my mixing at my studio before I send it off,” he explains. But DrumTracks.com allows Ron to get a quick start on his recordings. “I can usually have my edited and exported drum track within three hours of getting a tight deadline with DrumTracks.com. That’s a huge plus, not having to deal with going out and getting drummers into the studio. It just makes the process much easier.”

Ron’s career in music didn’t start in the recording studio. He started playing trumpet when he was six years old as an after school activity, and eventually went to tour the world with classical orchestras. He followed that up with freelance trumpet gigs on high-profile TV shows and as a session player. But his real aspirations were to become a composer and a producer, so he spent three years practicing and developing his skills in the recording studio, getting familiar with the software and hardware. Once he felt comfortable with what he felt was his sound, he was confident enough to start taking work as a producer.

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Drum tips from the drum tech.

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Tuning Your DrumsPaul Hurd is a Los Angeles based drum tech who has worked for years with Drum Paradise, one of LA’s top of the line drum providers for session musicians and recording artists in the area. Hurd shared with DrumTracks.com some of his tricks of the trade he’s learned from being a drum tech and working in the music industry.

Say a drummer is setting out to get a new kit. Do you have any advice for them to get the perfect matching kit?

I would say the most important thing for a beginning drummer would be to get a drum kit that is well balanced. If you are getting a small drum kit, you want to match it with an equally balanced kick drum. SO the rack toms and cymbals can be placed at a level that ergonomics come into play. Being physically comfortable behind your drum set is the first thing you should think about when getting your kit. Be aware of your size and your musical needs. It’s very important to get into the headspace of what’s going to be comfortable for you while you’re drumming.

What’s the difference between buying a kit for live performance and recording?

It’s important to find a kit that’s versatile and can be used for both recording and playing live. The first thing is absolute experimentation with recording. There’s so many different styles and configurations that can be applied to recording. Drums come in so many different sizes, shell configurations, that you would want to experiment with your sounds and use your ears. I’ve found experimenting and finding what most comfortable works is best.

As a drum tech, you’ve set up drums for many artists in the Los Angeles recording studios including Henson, The Village, The Record Plant; What’s would you consider to be #1 thing you have to keep in mind when setting up drums for recording artists?

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