New Midi Drum Tracks Pack #2 Available

12th April 2015:

Today we have a new addition in our e-shop.

Here is another opportunity to “Get Yourself A Different Drummer!” with the all new James Paddock Midi Drum Tracks MEGA Pack #2 – containing  60 new original full midi drum tracks based on his latest 30 in 30 compositions – all programmed by Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) student composer James Paddock. You can use these in your own music productions, or just jam along with them if you want.

Incidentally, James’s 30 in 30 album series are now available via Bandcamp at a Pay What You Want price and you can stream the full instrumental tracks (i.e. drums + everything else) via the icons directly from Bandcamp on the far right of this page – – – – – – – – – – – – – – >

The Midi Drum Tracks Mega Pack series suits a wide range of styles, electronic, drum & bass, film scores and the midi files can be modified and used with any Digital Audio Workstation or digital drum package. For this new pack, James has also added some World/ethnic percussion and Orchestral Timpani for a wider range of interesting variations and moods.

Now bear in mind, this isn’t just some cliched 4 bar drum pattern. It’s the full drum arrangement behind each song: intro, chorus, bridge, fills, ending – the full works! You get odd time signatures, double bass drum patterns, orchestral percussion and more! Quite simply, this is a unique educational resource for songwriters – and to just jam along with if you want a snazzy electronic drummer (when yours fails to show up!). And because it’s midi, you can use it with whatever drum sounds and kits that take your fancy, such as the DD-5, The RX-17 and the DTX Exploded! packs available from our e-shop. Plus, when you subscribe we will also send you a link to the corresponding video for the full track as well the a free drum track (from Pack no. 1) twice a week, so you can see how the drum pattern works with the original instruments.

Contents: 60 midi drum files. Please read the accompanying EULA for terms of use. Thank you.

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Pack 2 – 60 further tracks to inspire your creativity (or just jam along with if you want)

The full music that accompanies these drum tracks is also available from James’s page at Bandcamp. The central idea behind the tracks  on both the “30 in 30” albums is that they are an album of thirty tracks, initially created in a thirty minute time window – and the central theme is complete enough to be recognisable and playable to your friends and peers after that time limit of 30 minutes has elapsed. With practice, and after running a few “Speedmidi” contests, James has become adept at creating musical content quickly, and having a “Speedmidi” contest with your friends and setting a deadline for completion is a good way to train yourself to be more productive on demand. It’s also fun, as I found out when I had a go at the “Speedmidi” concept myself and came up with Plato’s Ketchup. And you can always go back to them afterwards to finish them off if they are not quite done. In fact we positively encourage this – You can hear the results of James’s efforts on these albums.

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The first 30 in 30 Album available from Bandcamp (at “Pay what you want”)

James has just released his second 30 in 30 compilation too. You can listen to that here:

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The second 30 in 30 Album available from Bandcamp (at “Pay what you want”)

This new [Turquoise] MEGA PACK #2 is a companion pack to our original [Orange] MEGA PACK #1, which is available from our e-shop – You can buy the full Midi Drum Tracks MEGA Pack #1 here:

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Pack  1 – 151 full midi drum tracks to inspire your creativity.

Contents: 151 midi drum files. Please read the accompanying EULA for terms of use. Thank you.

James Paddock Midi Drum TracksProduct Testimonial:

“I download the How to Program Drums free midi drum tracks.

What I like: I find them very useful for programming drums in
interesting and slightly unpredictable ways in my productions. I
combine sections of them to drive NI Battery. The loops are tight
and high-quality, and full of interesting variations.

Suggestion for improvement: None at all. They’re perfect as they are.”

Richard Philpott

Have fun and be more productive over time with a Speedmidi Contest

Why not try a Speedmidi contest yourself? Here are some quick guidelines on how to host one…

1) Organise and set a time with your friends to spend writing an instrumental track and aim to complete it as far as possible within 30 minutes. Use whatever instruments and recording equipment you are most comfortable with, and aim to create a playable midi, PCM wav or mp3 file of your new idea within that timeframe.

2) After 30 minutes, each participant stops working on the track and plays it – in its current state at that time –  to the other participants.

3) Once you have listened to each other’s tracks, give feedback to each other on what you liked (and perhaps what could be improved).

4) When you have the feedback stage completed, fix a time for another contest. James hosts these on a weekly basis.

5) The final step is to go back and finish the track. Put it out there on the web when you have done it. Try to measure how long it takes to finish it off,  and aim to be a little quicker the next time around.

6) Above all – It’s supposed to be fun – So have fun with it!

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