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Drumdrops has released Now That's What I call 80's Drums, a new sample pack that features twenty 80s Pop & New Wave drum tracks ranging from 71BPM to 179BPM. It takes influences from a variety of 1980s acts, with nods towards drum grooves synonymous with the styles of George Michael, De La Soul, Soul 2 Soul, Happy Mondays, Michael Jackson and Depeche Mode, to name a few.

Performing the tracks is drummer Steve Sidelnyk (Madonna, Annie Lennox, Massive Attack), who began his career in the 1980s. The album was recorded by producer/engineer Chris Potter (The Verve, U2). Recording took place at Miloco's Sofa Sound studios in West London, which is owned by producer Hugh Padgham (The Police, Genesis, Phil Collins).

Recorded on an an SSL E-Series console with a rack of vintage Neve 1081s and 1064s, they were able to record an authentic 80s Pop Drum sound. All of the drum tracks were recorded to 2" 24-track tape on a Studer A800 tape machine, while the live room added a suitably controlled drum sound.

A DW Collector Series drum kit was used for this recording. The snare drums used were a Ludwig Black Beauty, Ludwig Coliseum and a DW Craviotto. The kit was fitted with Evans drum heads, and nineteen microphones were used to record it.

Pricing & Availability

'Now That's What I Call 80s Drums' is available to purchase as single tracks, or you can save 20% by buying the full album. Drumdrops offers the album as drum multi-tracks, mixes and drum stems (drum loops are coming soon).

All of the multi-tracks come with session templates including Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Reaper and Studio One. An OMF file is also provided should you need to export the 24-bit 44.1 WAVs into any other DAW. A beat tempo map is included to help sync up the drum machines. Each multi-track is priced at £5.00 and the complete Multi-track album is £80.00.

The stem and mix packs come with the full mix of drums, as well as separate drum stems of each individual drum component. These stems are ideal for those who want the ready mixed versions of the track and will help build your track at speed. All the Mixes and Stems are 24-bit WAVs. Each Stem pack is priced at £3.50 and the complete album of stem packs is £55.00.

The drum loops packs contain about 6 different 4-bar loops taken from the drum track and are provided as separate drum parts, as well as the full mix. All loops come formatted as WAVs, Apple Loops and Rex2 files, they can be dropped into any software. Each loop pack is £3.00 and the complete Loops album is £45.00.

For all KVR readers there is an additional 20% off the price of the album. Please use the voucher code KVR80s at the Drumdrops checkout.

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