PowerFX has released All Them Beats - a definitive beat resource boasting more than 430 MIDI rhythm and beat files and over 1,000 acidized wav loops and rex files for today's producers and drum software aficionados.
True to the PowerFX signature, the extensive beat library is expertly produced and organized within three categories, including: "Regional" featuring Brazilian (bossa nova and the samba), African, European, and other regional beats; "Genres" showcasing jazz, rock, country, and blues styles (Chicago shuffle, Texas shuffle); and "Greatest Breaks" such as the Funky Drummer, The Amen Break and Walk This Way, among many others.
"We were inspired to create All Them Beats by our customers, a growing number of whom use high-quality multi-sampled drum libraries and drum software in their music projects," explained PowerFX CEO Bil Bryant.
All of the MIDI files were recorded live with an electronic V-Drum kit, assigned to General MIDI files, and exported out to loops using representative samples of each style, making it accessible to users with or without drum libraries. And because each beat is assigned to a MIDI file and short text description, auditioning beats is simple and user-friendly.
All Them Beats also features a bonus selection of drum loops culled from PowerFX's samples. Users can choose real played acoustic beats and grooves in various styles like the original Motown Beat played by "Pistol" Allen, one of the Original Motown Drummers, or funk master drummer Jabo Starks, as well as country, blues, rock, world beats, and stylistic electronic and hip hop loops.
The versatile collection of samples and rhythms serves as an essential resource for musicians, producers, DJs, composers and engineers who own multi-sample drum libraries and drum software like EZ Drummer, Addictive Drums, BFD or Session Drummer.
"Whether they create jingles, film scores, or commercial recordings, producers now have a definitive resource of drum beats to suit any situation," said Bryant. "If you need a Zydeco Shuffle, a Polka, a Reggae One Drop, or the Mexican Hat Dance, it's all here."
All Them Beats is available from PowerFX.com for $69, and can be purchased as a downloadable package or on DVD. The MIDI files are also available as a separate download $39.