“There is no law that says a drum beat requires eighth notes on the hi-hat – or even a hi-hat at all”, says drummer Stephen Belans.
And isn’t that what’s at the very heart of indie music? To stay out of the beaten path, to go your own way, to always question the frayed, prevalent mindsets?
With the Indie Folk MIDI pack, Stephen Belans delivers a wide and useful range of grooves and fills for songwriters that are looking to expand their horizon, go outside their comfort zone or rethink what role the drums can play in a composition.
“Sometimes just a simple heartbeat/backbeat feel is all that’s needed. Other times, the drums find their place at far ends of the spectrum. Some grooves stick to a smooth ebb and flow with a natural evolution of intensities while other ones use more dramatic transitions that don’t rely on traditional rock defaults”, says Stephen.
Every one of these grooves will work as-is. You won’t need to change a note – but do feel free, there’s plenty of room for customization to truly make them your own.
Works with EZdrummer, Exdrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 2 (optimized for 1 kick, 1 snare, 1 tom, 1 floor tom, 2 crash cymbals, 1 ride cymbal, 1 percussive instrument)
• A diverse set of grooves and fills for indie folk inspired music
• All material categorized in different songs
• Intro / verse / pre-chorus / chorus / bridge / fill sections
• Swing and/or straight in 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 & 6/8
• Played by professional session drummer Stephen Belans