Free Jazz & Big Band Drum Beats for Download!
The piano sound in the mp3 files is not included in the midi file. It is only played in the mp3 demo to show where the bar stops are.
There are over 51,900 four-bar Jazz & Big Band drum loops in this library and they all sound as good as, or better than, the demos.
Jazz & Big Band Midi Drum Library
If you like the demos, why not get the whole library?
That's over 51,900 loops for one low price!
Contains 4-bar Loops:
41,140 Full Kit Loops
|1,024 Kick Loops||84 Clap Loops|
|950 Tom Loops||1,007 HiHat Loops|
|1,098 Snare Loops||613 Side-Stick|
|143 Bongo Loops||559 Conga Loops|
|234 Cabasa Loops||396 Maraca Loops|
|61 Clave Loops||46 Cuica Loops|
|221 Shaker Loops||1,113 Ride Loops|
|285 Tambourine||415 Cowbell Loops|
|182 Triangle Loops||29 Timbale Loops|
|20 Agogo Loops|| |
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You get over 51,900 JAZZ & BIG BAND patterns for only $39.95!
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Midi File Organization / Folder Structure
The first folder is the ROOT folder. This folder contains all of the MIDI Phrases. It is named "Prosonic Phrases 3.0" and is selected (highlighted blue).
The ROOT folder contains the STYLE folders. The Blues & Rock-n-Roll folder is selected.
3. TIME SIGNATURE & FEEL:
Each STYLE folder contains the TIME SIGNATURE & FEEL folders. In the Common Time Signatures library there are 6 time signatures: 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/8, 9/8, and 12/8. In the Complex Time Signatures library there are 7 time signatures: 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 5/8, 7/8, 10/8, and 11/8. There are 6 possible feelings: [Normal Straight], [Normal Medium-Swing], [Normal Hard-Swing], [Double-Time Medium-Swing], [Double-Time Hard-Swing].
Inside the TIME SIGNATURE & FEEL folders are the THEME folders. The MIDI Phrases are grouped into "themes". Each THEME has a particular groove to it and there are lots of variations within each THEME.
5. THEME CONTENTS:
Inside the THEME folders are the SYNCOPATION folder and the midi files. The SYNCOPATION folder contains all the theme phrases in a heavily syncopated format. The syncopation folder is only in 4/4 and if you're looking for something a little different check here. [I personally find this folder to be the most interesting... it's amazing how many lyrical sequences can come out of asymmetrical patterns.]
6. THE MIDI FILES:
Inside each THEME folder are the actual midi files. The first number in the file name is the variation group. In this case there are 8 variations in variation group zero "0". The second number is the number of notes in the file. So the selected file has 46 notes in it. Next come the names of the instruments contained inside the pattern. So the selected pattern has KICKS and HI-HATS playing in it. The last number is just a unique index and has no significance.
7. FILES CONTINUED:
As you go down the list the patterns continue to "build up". There are more instruments added (and therefore more notes) so the textures get thicker. I've scrolled down a little here, notice the file I have selected, it has 99 notes played by 8 instruments: Kick, Ride, Toms, Snare, Hand Claps, Congas, Side-Stick, and Bongos.
8. SINGLE INSTRUMENTS:
Inside the ROOT folder is the Singles folder. (It has a "z_" in front to make it go to the bottom of the list.) The Singles older contains all the single instrument patterns. Notice, in this example I've selected the 6th Hi-Hats file. The first number in the file is the note count. The last number is a unique index.
Here are the abbreviations for each instrument. They're simple, but I'm putting them here in case you're interested.
Sticks=STIX | Kicks=KICK | Clap=CLAP
Toms=TOM | HiHats=HAT | Snares=SNAR
SideStick=SSTK | Bongos=BONG | Congas=CONG
Cabasa=CABA | Maracas=MARA | Guiro=GIRO
Claves=CLAV | Cuica=CICA | Castanets=CAST
Shaker=SHAK | Rides=RIDE | Cymbals=CYMB
Tambourine=TAMB | Cowbell=COWB | Triangles=TRIA
WoodBlocks=WOOD | Timbale=TIMB | Agogo=AGOG
MIDI File & Drum Pattern FAQ
Is the download version different than the shipped vesrion?
No, they are exactly the same. The download version contains exactly the same files as the DVD except you can start using them now!
What is a MIDI File?
The word "MIDI" is used to describe a few different things. A "MIDI file" can be thought of as "Sheet Music in Digital". (Sheet music that computers can read and play.)
Why use Prosonic Patterns instead of audio loops?
MIDI is a superior method of music composition for a number of reasons.
If you've ever used audio loops to write music you know how frustrating it can be to get them to fit just right in your song. You might find a great drum loop but how can you develop it while keeping the same drum sounds? You can only make variations on the timbre of the sound itself and that's it.
With Prosonic Patterns you have total control over every aspect of each note. Need to bring the hi-hats up in the mix? Easy! Need to change that note and make it sweeter? Just move it where you want it! Don't like a note... delete it!
You can also use a Prosonic Pattern on any instrument. So you can use a drum Phrase on any instrument (flute or violin for example) and come up with very unique and creative musical ideas!
You can even change the tempo of a Prosonic Pattern and the sound of the drums will be exactly as you sampled it.
What software can I use Prosonic Patterns in?
Every Prosonic Pattern is mapped to the General MIDI Standard and is compatible with, and can be loaded into, any General MIDI compatible software or hardware device (ie: your favorite sequencer).
Loading them into Propellerhead's Reason™ and Twelve Tone's Sonar™ has been especially rewarding. They are perfect for Cakewalk Project5, Battery 3, Cubase, Garageband, Pro Tools, Motif ES, Fruity Loops, EZdrummer, DFH, Sony's ACID® Pro, Ableton Live, and many more!
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Constructed with human feels, very professional sounding
By Phillip Danzy on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Tony these Libraries are awesome. After checking them out Now I'm able to create my ideas without having to program every instrument. They are very professional sounding. The Major and Minor arpeggios are some of the best arps I have ever heard. I will be using them in my next project.
All the Midi files are all constructed with human feels which make them perfect for recording and live performance. I will be recommending these libraries to all my clients and colleagues. Thanks for these creations.
I am a fan of drum beats and the products
By CLAUDE VERREAULT on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I am a fan of drum beats and the products that Prosonic offer on the Web are great.
I like very much the products of Prosonic.
The libraries for the products I bought from Prosonic were very easy to install on my computer ans I was able to use it as soon I have installed it on my computer.
The libraries are great to learn how to play music on my drum.
I enjoy the products I bought very much and I recommend it for everybody who like music.
Thetford Mines (Quebec) Canada
Well-made and clearly organized for serious production
By Nick Spencer on Thursday, July 20, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Silver Spring, MD
First, let me say that I am a musician that primarily uses a keyboard to make music. So I am always looking for resources to improve the drum parts in my music.
I prefer to use MIDI rather than samples because they are easier to customize to my particular musical needs. The libraries from Prosonic Studios provide this flexibility. More so, they give me ideas musically that I would not have come up with on my own.
Simply put, these libraries are well-made and clearly organized for serious production. But most importantly, they are "Good" musically.
Quality usable patterns - outstanding for the money.
By Travis Kamen on Monday, July 17, 2017 | Verified Purchase
The amount of quality usable patterns is outstanding for the money.
I purchased the Techno & House midi pack. i was building a live hybrid hardware and computer semi improv Techno set. It is not a genre i usually produce. So after grabbing a few of the free patterns, i saw the value at hand...
I was able to quickly build minimal to complex grooves easily. allowing me to focus on sound design and moving through my set... i new i had a solid drum foundation that would eliminate hours and hours of drum programing. Especially since i was purchasing these drums to spend less time in front of the computer and more time playing music.
High quality midi files. Highly recommended!
By Ronald Schmidtt-Fajlik on Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Prosonic Libraries offer high quality midi files. After downloading them I was surprised by the amount and range of files. They exceeded my expectations. They may be used on their own, but I use them for further creative inspiration.
Tony Pappas has always responded to my inquiries promptly and courteously. He truly cares about customer satisfaction.
I highly recommend Prosonic Libraries to all music producers, whether to fill in music sections or as a source of creative inspiration. They've certainly saved me time to focus more on the creative side of music.
The feel is realistic and stylistically appropriate.
By Fred Van Doren on Friday, July 7, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Fred Van Doren
Clifton Springs, NY
This is a fine collection of meticulously assembled tracks that can serve as a solid foundation for writing and practice. Each style is recorded in multiple tracks making it easy to add and subtract individual instruments.
MIDI is really a good choice for percussion tracks, because they can be used with any samples you wish.
The feel of the tracks is realistic and stylistically appropriate, though it comes from a rock orientation. As a keyboard player, I am perfectly capable of hacking a simple rhythm track, but I am not about to waste a week perfecting it.
This collection makes it much easier to start with a clean rhythm so I can concentrate on the music.
The quality and variety of the patterns are top drawer!
By Jon Jones on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Klamath Falls, OR
The quality and variety of the patterns are top drawer! I am surprised and inspired in all kinds of new musical directions...directions that I would have never thought of.
The arpeggios are a songwriter's wonderland. And a recent track was inspired completely from beats off the 'Techno & House Drum Beats'...who new I was an EDM producer?
Great Stuff...the midi's sound great with Superior Drummer...On my last album "Differences"...I utilized a Prosonic drum beats for the track
Thanks Prosonic for giving me the keys.....Jon
Jones Studio Group
These loops are by far the best I've ever used
By Anthony Hebert on Friday, June 30, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Victoria British Columbia, Canada
These prosonic midi loops are cut above the rest. Very inspirational for composing. Great for supporting a new song idea's development, yet flexible enough to allow spontaneity to unfold.
Being a session bass player having worked with many major label drummers, I find these loops are by far the best I've ever used. After years of searching I've finally found exactly what my studio needed.
I highly recommend prosonic. And it was very refreshing to find thier customer service second to none. Hats off to the creative team at prosonic.
Highly recommend their products.
By Richard Lachaine on Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Verified Purchase
The midi patterns I have purchased from Prosonic Studios are fantastic and help greatly in my creativety.
My primary instrument is the guitar so having all the variations provided to me by the multitude of professionally created midi drum and keyboard midi loops is extremely helpful in my workflow and triggering new ideas for songwriting.
I mostly work alone in my home studio and Prosonic Studios midi loops open up a world of creativety and just makes things easier for me to achieve an end result I can be proud of.
Highly recommend their products.
The patterns and quality are top notch!
By Michael Plishka on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Lake Villa, IL
Prosonic patterns have been a musical godsend. Prior to Prosonic, finding high-quality, imaginative patterns for my music had been a challenge. Producers and musicians will not be sorry with Prosonic.
The patterns and quality are top notch!
They enable me to explore and play with rhythms and instruments in innovative ways. I can make drum tracks, mix and match. Even more inspiring, I can take midi patterns that are intended for drums and use them as a melody, and vice versa!
Thanks for the inspiration and tools that enable great music making!
I appreciate the value for the money
By ROUEL COMIA on Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Pasig City, Philippines
I bought the Pop & Soft-Rock style MIDI phrase patterns to quickly help me bring in some drum beat/rhythms quickly to pop music arrangements/project I'm currently working on.
There's quite a number of patterns to choose from and it's almost certain that you'll find something close to what you have in mind. And the good thing is that since these are MIDI patterns, one can easily edit MIDI notes, add or delete notes to add some variety to the pattern or suit one's creative taste.
I appreciate the value for the money that the drum library offers. I use the patterns within Cakewalk Sonar X3 (Studio version) and sometimes with XLN Addictive Drums and Session drums (within Cakewalk).
Thanks guys, very good job...
By Cem Engin on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I am usually not the kind of guy that likes everything without finding something wrong or scanty about it...
Well there is nothing scanty here. What not to like?
Really well organised, bunch of variety of well crafted midi patterns.
When I get prepped midi drum patterns or loops, I almost always feel like changing the patterns and accents. Or add stuff. Because usually they come either to square or dry or repetitive or all of the above...
But to my surprise these midi patterns required very little adjustment. The need to tweak which rises up after an improve session, usually either with a Keyboard or a Bass, played over a pattern. Because you will want to arrange a new traffic accordingly. Since the drummer can't hear me, I have to do the listening for him.
The inspiration comes from small details and nuances for me. And then a good sound. But playing with a good drummer is a must. When you feel that good drum beating, it just pumps you up and elevates your playing like nobody's business..
So I felt like I had to write something about this trip...
I haven't tried everything but I certainly feel drown to indulge myself with more of the good stuff here...
Thanks guys, very good job...
These files give me the freedom to create
By Charles Balogh on Thursday, June 8, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Gold Canyon, AZ
I have used ready-made midi drum libraries from Prosonic for backing tracks and recordings and have never been disappointed with the results. I can tailor the midi files for any of my sample libraries and because they are midi, I can customize them to suit any project. It takes a lot of tedium out of my workflow, drastically cutting down production time, (and money).
Not being a drummer, these files give me the freedom to create musical projects that would have been impossible for me before now.
They just sound good and the way they are organized...
By Patrick Olier on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | Verified Purchase
PONT l'ABBE, FR
I was used to create my own midi drum patterns for years, spending a lot of time to ultimately achieve rather poor ones, lacking of true feeling and live taste. Then I started to look at ready made ones in the marketplace and found the Prosonic libraries. Great ! They just sound good and the way they are organized make them very easy easy to use. I am now saving a lot of time and quickly achieve the kind of result I am looking for.
I highly recommend getting your beats from Prosonic
By Jerry Rio on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | Verified Purchase
New York, NY
I got a lotta drums for the money from Tony. The patterns were very diverse and excellent for a songwriter like myself who likes to always start every song using the best beat I can find.
Unlike other bundles of midi grooves the prosonic packets contain many many more variations of basic beats and even some that are not so basic. As a foundation for any good song you can find, if not exactly what you are looking for, you will find something very close.
After asking Tony what would be the best collection for my style he suggested the "PoP and Soft Rock"....it really fit the bill. The files also integrated seamlessly with EZ drummer2 making the whole process very smooth.
I highly recommend getting your beats from Prosonic instead of the bigger companies that charge more and offer less.
I can spend more time creating sounds...
By Stephen Tomporowski on Friday, May 26, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Prosonic patterns always make it into my music. There's a great variety of sequences for rhythm and chords and also split single instrument midis. This makes the creation of polyrhythms easy as layering midi tracks and I'm not stuck with someone else's idea of a bass hit. Then you can take prosonic drum tracks and run them through a synth for more exotic sounds. I can spend more time creating the sounds rather than fighting with the timing. The variety of Prosonic patterns are just what I need.
The stylistic variety is unique and execution is superb...
By Michael Klubertanz on Sunday, May 21, 2017 | Verified Purchase
The Prosonic MIDI drum patterns are a wonderful way to break the bonds of your favourite drum plugin. They can be easily fed into sequencers and plugins alike, offering longer takes than most drumsaplers have on board.
The stylistic variety is unique and the compability and execution (technically as well as musically) are superb. If you are not a drummer yourself, this is the next best you can come to it. A useful addition to every media composer's palette which will speed up your workflow when creating drum tracks.
Song builders & groove tools of the highest order.
By Alistair MacIsaac on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Verified Purchase
South Ayrshire, GB
As a long time Studio Producer, and "time served" Sound Engineer, I feel well qualified to advise you not to walk by Prosonics Products. The quality & also the VARIETY of their patterns stand tallest among ANY other available on the market.
Not mere Drum loops, but song builders & groove tools of the highest order. ALL patterns come split, enabling you to utilise these Midi patterns with far more control than any other. Everything tidily tagged...ooh...& the Free midi browser is a GODSEND!
They are great for instant production of music.
By Philip Bull on Friday, April 21, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I use the patterns for techno music. I find that they are great for instant production of music which I then adapt within my DAW. Drag and drop straight in, EASY! The midi files I use are for all aspects from kicks, baselines, hi-hats and percussion loops.
The swing elements give a great variation on your basic 4/4 groove and the amount of creation I feel is limitless. This is the only midi collection that I own and use. I don't feel that I need another.
The dynamics and groove of the midi files are spot on
By Willem thielemans on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Selecteer Uw Staat, BE
I got myself a copy of the Techno & House Midi Drum Library and I definitely got great value for my money. The library is packed with high quality loops and provides me with instant inspiration to start a new track or to add a little spice to an existing one.
The dynamics and groove of the midi files are spot on and give your drums a human feel, something that is very important to me. I'm very happy I discovered the world of Prosonic Studios, keep up the good work Tony Pappas!
Tremendous value, they're excellent patterns...
By Gregory Besaw on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Tremendous value, they're excellent patterns and priced very fairly for the number and quality in each package. The MIDI files are well catalogued and organized, with a natural feel and good dynamics.
I've used these in Toontrack's EZDrummer 2 and in Superior Drummer 2.0, integrating them with other samples. The mapping works well in General MIDI compatible drummer settings, and I haven't experienced any problems with other software.
I really enjoyed the variety and realism of the Latin & Salsa patterns, which are difficult to get a good feel with. Plenty of dynamics in the Heavy Metal & Punk patterns also.
As a songwriter they do just what I need them to.
By Jonathan shelton on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Verified Purchase
The midi selections are great!
As a songwriter they do just what I need them to do and perform outstandingly across a myriad of platforms.
These are great files! I am sorry I waited so long to find them but happy I have them!
I have used them to create patterns, intro, chorus, verses, and everything else in between.
Trust me you will not be disappointed.
Exceptionally well crafted libraries that give you...
By Anders Hurtig on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Verified Purchase
These are exceptionally well crafted libraries that give you great value for your money. It gave me inspiration that I needed. I hope that you too dig in your treasury to get your hands on Tony Pappas excellent work.
My biggest thumbs up is the ability to make each and every file your own. It is quite customizable. It is great when your production needs a little push or if you want a quick drag and drop possibility to get your track started.
This pack really delivers quality.
The beats have a great feel and there is a tremendous...
By Glenn Hughes on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | Verified Purchase
San Jose, CA
I have found it very difficult to find great latin rhythms for a song I'm working on. After weeks of searching various libraries and listening to a lot of loops, I took a chance on the Prosonic "Latin and Salsa" loops library. I'm happy to say that it far exceeded my expectations.
The beats have a great feel and there is a tremendous selection to choose from.
The two biggest challenges this library has presented is a) getting the time to go through all the great loops (a great problem to have) and b) staying focused on my original song when it's so easy to be distracted by the new rhythms into writing more new songs! (another great problem to have).
Great folder structure - easy to find what you searching for
By Josef sticker on Saturday, February 18, 2017 | Verified Purchase
- this are great and big grooves and they are really 'groooving'!!!
- best MIDI grooves i ever had in my library !!!
-superb for production - big grooves to combine with any sounds of my choise/library) !!!
-great folder structure -easy to find what you searching for with lots of variations, so its easy to combine for a 'live' feeling...
- it's MIDI - easy for editing or for making new combos to get 'new' grooves/variations
- love it !!!
The creative inspiration alone made the purchase worth it.
By Brock Miller on Monday, February 13, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Heres the thing i loved about the bundle of drum patterns i purchased. They helped me compose things i didnt know i had in me. The creative inspiration alone made the purchase worth it and then some!
Expirimenting with time signatures unfamiliar to me has helped me grow as a musician, and these bundles have so many feels to choose from.
Im glad i acted on the impulse. I got so much more pleasure messing with my DAW because of my purchase. I recommend these bundles to anybody needing help getting out of a creative rut.
"I use these midi drum beats every time I practice. I even used a few on my new album Intergalactic Highway
Prosonic's Midi Browser
Prosonic Studios has released a new tool that will help you, browse, audition, and play midi files! Prosonic's MIDI Browser is a free midi player that lets you loop, change tempo, and transpose Prosonic midi files as you quickly audition them!
Prosonic's MIDI Browser is included free with any midi patterns library purchased!
(Only the PC version for use with Prosonic midi files is available at this time.)
Audition MIDI Patterns Quickly & Easily
Selecting a MIDI pattern in the pattern browser will automattically load that pattern into the player. (Use the spacebar to start/stop the player and use the mouse, or arrow keys, to change patterns.)
Loop, Change Tempo, & Transpose
You can loop, change the tempo, and transpose the midi file while auditioning it!
Quickly Save Files To Favorites
You can quickly save a file to your own custom favorites folder so that you can get to them quickly during a writing or jam session!
Easy Navigation to Custom Quick-Folders
You can quickly navigate to any folder on your system by using the Quick-Folder Slots!
Easy Settings Menu
In the settings menu you can change to any MIDI output port and setup your favorite and quick-folder directories. If you need more MIDI ports check out LoopBe. LoopBe1 works great and it's FREE! http://nerds.de/en/download.html
"Once again I would like to congratulate you and your team for creating such a worthy product. The midi phrasing library is tremendous, simply top class."
George M. Bellshill, GB
"These Midi files are the best quality over anything else you'll find on the web. Perfect for any producer."
Vuetone Studios™ UT, USA
"I appreciate the Blues & Rock especially because the phrases and loops are excellent. I've bought a lot of drum files, loops, patterns, etc. since I first started with my Atari 1040... Your stuff is fresh modern and interesting."
Rob V. RI, USA
"Thanks for the absolute great customer service this evening. I was able to instantly download the drums tracks I needed.
The midi tracks sound amazing with lots of great ideas. Plenty of variety in the drum patterns which I can then mix and match and customize on the fly."
Craig T. NY, NY, USA
"These midi patterns are awesome! Reason has never sounded so good..."
Tony P. NM, USA
"Your patterns blow away every one I've heard by far..."
Joel B. TX, USA
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