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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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Westcoast Sound Clips

August 18, 2010 Sound Clips Leave a comment






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Westcoast Drumming – New MIDI Pack Launched

May 3, 2010 Blog Leave a comment

We have now launched our tribute to the great LA session drummers in the late 70’s to early 80’s – [intlink id=”42″ type=”page”]OddGrooves Westcoast Drumming[/intlink]. It’s out, it’s available – go grab it NOW!

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I Do Believe In Loop – New Westcoast Sound Clip

May 2, 2010 Blog Leave a comment

We recorded a couple of cover versions of westcoast classics, and here is one of them!

All drum performances in this clip are included in the [intlink id=”42″ type=”page”]Westcoast Pack[/intlink].


Karin Ulfhielm: Lead and backing vocals

Magnus Brandell: Drums

Per Ulfhielm: Guitars, bass, keyboards, backing vocals


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Westcoast groove!

April 21, 2010 Blog Leave a comment

Now this is what I call a great westcoast groove! Boz Scaggs with the song Jojo from 1980. It features Carlos Vega on dums, Lenny Castro on percussion, bassist Mike Porcaro and Mike Landau on guitar. Classic!

It’s songs like this that inspired us to do a [intlink id=”42″ type=”page”]westcoast drumming[/intlink] pack.

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Yet Another Sound Clip

April 20, 2010 Blog Leave a comment

You guessed it – from the Westcoast pack!


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Free Loops Pack updated with new Westcoast Grooves

April 19, 2010 Blog Leave a comment

Our Free Drum Loops pack now contains two brand new loops from the [intlink id=”42″ type=”page”]Westcoast Drumming[/intlink] pack. Both loops are arranged as “song sections” which means that they are longer than usual. They are pretty cool – and of course totally free for all newsletter subscribers. Not a subscriber? Simply enter your name and e-mail in the big green box to the right and you’ll be downloading them in a matter of minutes!

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Westcoast Drumming Bonus…

April 18, 2010 Blog Leave a comment

Westcoast Pack Launch day is just around the corner, and all of the MIDI mappings (EZdrummer/Superior Drummer, Addictive Drums, Steven Slate Drums, I-MAP and General MIDI) are now in place.

For our subscribers there will also be a very cool bonus, so make sure you are on our mailing list to avoid missing out on this. That’s the big green box to the right.

More info at the [intlink id=”180″ type=”post”]Westcoast FAQ[/intlink] page!

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Another sound clip

April 14, 2010 Blog Leave a comment

This sound clip from the Westcoast Pack features a slight shuffle feel:

Laid Back Westcoast Sound Clip

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Westcoast Drumming Pack FAQ

April 10, 2010 Blog Leave a comment

Which time signatures will be included in the Westcoast Pack?

While our reputation was built mostly on odd meter drum loops, the Westcoast Pack is all about straight 4/4, 4/4 shuffle and some 6/8. It’s true that westcoast music may have some odd quirks from time to time (Nightwalker, anyone?) but the focus here is well-played drum loops that will fit right into the pocket of your music. Or like a glove. Kinda. Please check out the [intlink id=”270″ type=”post”]sound clips[/intlink] to get a feel for what it sounds like!

Are the loops in song format i.e. chorus/verse/etc?

Yes, most of it is in song format. The Westcoast Pack includes 7 full songs divided into several variations of 4, 8, 16 and 32-bar intros, choruses, verses, outros etc. There is also a section of shorter grooves (1-2 bars) and fills.

How many loops are included in the pack?

931 to be annoyingly specific. But in reality there is a lot more content as all the 16 and 32-bar song sections only count as one loop each. You do the math.

Which tempos are included?

The Westcoast Pack drum grooves are recorded in 13 different tempos ranging from 59 to 140 BPM.

I play and compose pop/rock. Will the Westcoast Pack work in my music?

The Westcoast Pack will work great for most pop and softer rock that has a “live” feel to it. If you want your music to sound programmed, look elsewhere (or quantize the snot out of the grooves – something we do not recommend). The Westcoast Pack is probably not the best choice for punk or metal either.

Do you guys offer any type of guarantee?

Yep, we certainly do! If you feel the Westcoast Pack doesn’t do miracles for your music, simply contact us within 30 days of purchase and we will issue a full refund – no questions asked. For more details, please take a look at our 30-day [intlink id=”358″ type=”page”]100% no-questions-asked money-back guarantee[/intlink].

Do I get any bonuses when I buy the Westcoast Pack?

Glad you asked :-) As a subscriber to our newsletter [oddnews] you not only get a discount, but we’ll also throw in a section of surprise grooves that will only be available for a short period of time – and ONLY for newsletter subscribers. I can’t reveal any details now but it involves Magnus playing in the style of a VERY famous drummer with the initials “SG”.

Not a subscriber yet? Go ahead and sign up in the green box to the left!

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