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Download Free 7/8 Drum Loops Here

May 29, 2012 Uncategorized 3 Comments

So, what’s up with 7/8?

free 7/8 drum loops

Yeah, what is up with 7/8 time? Well, for starters it’s a damn cool time signature – and a popular one if you’re into advanced music styles such as progressive rock and fusion. When OddGrooves started out back in 2008 all we did was odd meter drum loops. We have since then extended our range with funk, reggae, latin, metal and others genres. But now it’s back to our roots, so to speak. We have recorded a brand new selection of odd-meter drum loops, all in 7/8 time. And you get to download 8 of them right here, free of charge. 96 bars of top notch drumming recorded by professional drummer Magnus Brandell.

The free version of our 7/8 pack covers styles such as progressive rock, fusion and some pop. All in 7/8. Drum sampler mappings include Toontrack, Steven Slate 3 & 4, Addictive drums, I-Map and General MIDI.

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Download 7/8 Drum loops here





P.S. Do you want free drum loops delivered straight to your inbox every month? Simply submit your name and e-mail address in the box to the right!

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More free drum loops

May 4, 2012 Blog 2 Comments

free-drum-loopsLast month, we gave away a “mini-pack” of free drum loops inspired by Porcupine Tree, and the response was overwhelming. It seems like musicians, producers and composers from all over the world have at least one thing in common: They like the concept of free drum loops :-) So, Magnus sat down behind his drum kit and started banging away to produce some more free loops for you. Free to download, no strings attached.

In this pack there are four individual loops, and I mean loops in a broad sense of the word because the loops are all 32 bars long. The first is inspired by various African Djembe rhythms, “glued together” into a groovy drum beat. The second is a rock tomtom groove, and then there is a halftime beat and a very funky groove. All are arranged for Toontrack, Addictive Drums, Steven Slate 4, Sonic Reality I-Map and General MIDI.

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P.S. Want more free drum loops, delivered directly to your inbox every month? Simply fill in your name and e-mail in the ugly box on the right side of this page and we’ll take care of the rest. Your e-mail address is safe with us and we promise not to spam you (we send out a monthly newsletter and the occasional product annoncement).



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Customer Sound Clip – Latin

October 7, 2011 Blog Leave a comment

The very talented Adriaan van Niekerk was kind enough to share a short sample of a song he recorded using a couple of grooves from our upcoming Latin Drum Loops Pack. Listen to it here:


What do you think? Please share your thoughts!


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Awesome Customer Sound Clip

September 1, 2011 Blog Leave a comment

James Lake – Rosy Okenfold

James Lake

James Lake

I just love it when our customers spontaneously send in songs that they have recorded with OddGrooves MIDI drum loops. Especially when they sound as good as Rosy Okenfold by James Lake. Magnus plays drums on a couple of songs on James’ upcoming album, but the drums on this song were all done using OddGrooves Westcoast Drumming. To quote James: “It was like the beats were made specifically for my song“. And I agree, the loops are right there in the pocket.

James uses Addictive Drums on this clip, and I must say that it sounds pretty amazing. Great playing, arrangement and production.

So, keep an eye out for James Lake’s album. And in the meantime, here’s “Rosy Okenfold”.

James Lake – Rosy Okenfold


P.S. Westcoast Drumming is available here.

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Free Metal Drum Loops – Please Share!

December 14, 2010 Blog 10 Comments

Free metal drum loops

Free Metal Drum Loops

A lot of people have been asking whether there will be any freebies associated with the Shredder Pack launch, and the answer to that is…

Of course there will be freebies!

Hey, this is OddGrooves, and we ALWAYS give away a bunch of high quality free drum loops when we launch a new product.

So, without further delay, go ahead and download the free metal drum loops by right-clicking the link below and choosing Save As. ==>

Free Shredder Grooves

The mappings are EZ/Superior Drummer, Addictive Drums, Sonic Reality I-MAP, Steven Slate Drums and General MIDI and the loops are different variations with hihat, ride or fills in five different tempos.

Sharing the grooves

We want to spread the word about the Shredder Pack, so you are welcome to share these free metal drum loops with your friends, all we ask is that you direct them to this page instead of e-mailing them the midi files. Please use one of the icons below to post to your Facebook profile, tweet or to share on another social network.

And if you enjoy these free metal drum loops, please let us know by leaving a comment below.

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Free Jazz Drum Loops

October 28, 2010 Blog 6 Comments

free jazz drum loopsDownload Free Jazz Drum Loops here

Yes that’s right, we are giving away a couple of groovy, swingy, jammy… uuuhh… jazzy drum loops for free. There’s no need to opt in or anything, we wanna keep this open and available for everyone. There’s one 8-bar tomtom groove, one 16-bar hihat groove and one 16-bar ride groove all selected from the upcoming OddGrooves Jazz Drumming – Swing Pack (scheduled for launch very very soon).

All loops are arranged for the formats that we usually offer (EZdrummer/Superior Drummer, Addictive Drums, Steven Slate Drums, Sonic Reality I-Map and General MIDI).

Make sure that you download this NOW as we will pull it down for the public when we launch the Swing Pack.

These grooves are entirely free, but we’d like to ask one thing of you in return: If you like the grooves and find them usable in your music, please let us know by leaving a comment in the comments section right here below the post.

We would also be thrilled if you’d tweet this page or share it on Facebook by clicking on the appropriate icon below the post.




Swing Sound Clips – click here to listen

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Swing Drumming Sound Clips

October 28, 2010 Blog Leave a comment

Here are two sound clips taken from the OddGrooves Swing Drumming pack. All instruments by Magnus Brandell. Enjoy!



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OddGrooves Reviewed in Wusik Magazine

October 17, 2010 Blog Leave a comment

Our MIDI [intlink id=”9″ type=”page”]drum loops[/intlink] packs have been reviewed by the dynamic Alex Arsov of Wusik Magazine.

Here’s quote from the review:

“It is not hard to find some decent four-on-the-floor MIDI grooves among the competition, but when the time comes for fills and intros, Oddgrooves packs are absolutely unbeatable. Hats off to Mister Magnus… Live MIDI drum clips played by an excellent drummer, a collection where everything except the ordinary could be found. Magnus is a real drummer in all matters – unpredictable, wild with plenty of crazy ideas. ”

Read the whole review here:

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Reggae Drumming Frequently Asked Questions

September 2, 2010 Blog Leave a comment

Reggae Drum Loops FAQ

Thanks everybody for asking a lot of questions about the [intlink id=”53″ type=”page”]Reggae Drum Loops[/intlink] pack! To make it easier for everyone I gathered them here in one place. More Q&A’s will be added as they come in. Here goes:

Q: Can I try the reggae loops before I buy them?

A: Yes, there are a couple of reggae loops in the [intlink id=”19″ type=”page”]free drum loops [/intlink]pack. And with our money-back guarantee you really can’t lose. Buy them and try them out, if you don’t like them we’ll give you every cent back.

Q: Will the reggae loops work for metal?

A: They are probably not ideal for heavy metal, but why not create your own reggae-metal genre? Who knows, it might be a hit!

Q: Love the sound on the demo clips – what are you using?

A: It’s Toontrack Superior Custom & Vintage with the Vintage Oaklawn preset and the snare slightly tuned up. And some parallel compression with if I remember correctly Stillwell Audio’s fabulous Rocket Compressor.

Q: I use Superior Drummer – where do I put the files?

A: Look up the Superior Drummer User MIDI folder (reachable from the Superior plugin interface) and then navigate one level UP to the MIDI folder. Now move the folder 220@ODDGROOVES_REGGAE_DRUMMING to that folder. Re-start the plugin. Done!

Q: I’m not into reggae specifically, but have enjoyed your [intlink id=”15″ type=”page”]progressive drum loops[/intlink] products in the past. In there anything in the Reggae Pack that can be used in prog?

A: Yes, there is. The 125 BPM half-time grooves were all inspired by Frank Zappa’s reggae vamps, so there is a fair portion of oddness in there as well.

Q: I’m in France – why do I get charged Swedish VAT?

A: As a company based in Sweden, OddGrooves is bound by law to charge Swedish VAT (25%) to residents of both Sweden and other EU countries.

Q: Wassup with all this reggae nonsense? I thought you guys were prog musicians! Jeez…

A: Yes indeed, we are prog musicians. But we also like reggae, and thought that other people also might like to have access to some great [intlink id=”53″ type=”page”]reggae drum loops[/intlink]. Not to worry though, we have plenty of progressive rock loops and other cool stuff in the pipe.

Got more questions? Ask them right here on the blog!

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Press Release: OddGrooves Releases Reggae Drum Loops Pack

August 31, 2010 Blog, Press Release Leave a comment

OddGrooves Releases Reggae Drum Loops

Stockholm, Sweden August 31 2010

OddGrooves releases Reggae Drumming, a drum loop pack inspired by the great roots reggae drummers of the seventies. Reggae Drumming is arranged for Toontrack EZdrummer, Superior Drummer, XLN Audio Addictive Drums, Steven Slate Drums, Sonic Reality I-MAP and General MIDI.

Inspired by the great reggae drummers from the mid-seventies, MIDI drum loop production company OddGrooves releases Reggae Drumming – a MIDI drum loop pack arranged for several popular drum samplers.

According to drummer Magnus Brandell the goal with the Reggae Drumming pack was to “get into the soul” of the reggae drummers of the 70’s. Major sources of inspiration were among others Burning Spear, Peter Tosh and The Wailers.

OddGrooves CEO Per Ulfhielm says:
“While our background is mainly in the progressive rock genre, many of our customers have requested that we produce a set of high-quality reggae drum loops. There are plenty of audio loops in that genre out there but we saw the need for a high quality MIDI loops reggae pack that you can use with your own drum sampler and select the sounds that you want”.

Reggae Drumming features:

  • 247 [intlink id=”53″ type=”page”]Reggae Drum Loops[/intlink], predominantly roots reggae, but also reggae pop such as The Police and loops inspired by Frank Zappa’s classic reggae variations.
  • All drum loops are played live by a professional session drummer
  • The grooves are not quantized
  • All grooves are in song format to make life easier for composers and producers on a time schedule
  • Arranged for Toontrack EZdrummer/Superior Drummer, XLN Audio Addictive Drums, Sonic Reality I-MAP, Steven Slate Drums and General MIDI

Song Format

OddGrooves Reggae Drumming is designed in a “song format” structure, which enables composers and producers to quickly preview and put together a drum track without first having to go through countless MIDI files. The available song sections are:

  • Intro
  • Verse
  • Pre-chorus
  • Chorus
  • Outro/ending

The Reggae Drumming pack is priced at 27 US dollars. For more info, see [intlink id=”53″ type=”page”]reggae drum loops[/intlink].

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