Rush drummer Neil Peart and Grammy-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz teamed up with music software developer Sonic Reality to create this new sound collection. Over 600 grooves performed by Peart are now available in a variety of loop formats such as Rex, Apple Loops, Acidized Wave, R.A.W., Stylus RMX and more to come. Musicians can use these drum grooves to write their own music, practice, jam or play Rush covers inside their computer recording software or iPads and mobile devices.
"When we did the Neil Peart Drums Vol. 1 Series we wanted to present a digital recreation of Neil's amazing DW kit so it could be played from any MIDI controller such as a keyboard or an electronic drum kit" says Sonic Reality CEO Dave Kerzner "But for Vol. 2 we now also have the isolated drum tracks of Rush songs performed by Neil and cut up into 1-2 bar patterns that can be re-arranged and used in new music made by any musician or songwriter."
The Neil Peart Drums Free Sample Pack
For a limited time Sonic Reality and eSoundz.com are offering an additional free set of 72 loops taken from the Rush song "YYZ" in their R.A.W. series Rex, Apple Loops and Wave formats. These exclusive drum loops are currently not available in any Neil Peart Drums products or anywhere else.
Listen to YYZ: A cover of the Rush instrumental "YYZ" done by Sonic Elements featuring Billy Sherwood of Yes, Dave Kerzner of Sonic Reality and Neil Peart Drums here: soundcloud.com/sonicelements/yyz
Listen to TRIFECTA: An example of the same grooves of YYZ used in a different musical context which is an original song called "Trifecta" by Sonic Elements also featuring Billy Sherwood of Yes, Dave Kerzner of Sonic Reality and Neil Peart Drums: soundcloud.com/sonicelements/trifecta-pt-1-wip