04/09/2020 - Out Now: Krautrock

Drumdrops In Ska

£29.95

Format | Multitrack Session

Drumdrops In Ska

£29.95

Format

Multitrack Session

  • Product Description

      Drumdrops are proud to present this unique and exclusive album of fine Ska drum multi-tracks played by a top Jamaican drummer and recorded with vintage kits, Mics and through 2” tape and warm analogue compression at the Drumdrops studios for your sampling pleasure! Drum drops in Ska Features 15 classic drum tracks played by Horseman.

      Ska is the musical genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950’s and was the precursor to rocksteady and then reggae music as we now know it. In the early 1960s, ska was the dominant music genre of Jamaica and was popular with the British Mod Scene and has had countless revivals over the years.

      Drumdrops have a fine pedigree with live played Dub, Reggae and now Ska beats which use only the finest original drumming talent and stay true to the original recording methods and natural Tape recordings as seen in Studio One back in the day when the Jamaicans first created this sound.

      Horseman is the best reggae drummer in the UK. As drummer for the Reggae Regulars and the Ruff cut band he has backed the best Reggae artists in the business; Max Romeo, Little Roy, Big Youth and Prince Fatty.

      Famous for his precision timing and fearsome delivery. Having worked alongside producers and engineers like Jah Shaka and Mad Professor has guaranteed his status both in the studio and on stage. Horeseman re-tuned his drums to 60s perfection and let rip his favourite Ska grooves from back in the day !

      Drumdrops in Ska was recorded with a vintage Rogers drum kit and Ludwig snare at the Drumdrops HQ using Ampex MM1200 tape machine and vintage gear.

      Cranked and high tuned snare, thrashy hats and rides, the sound is faithful to the classic Duke Reid and Studio One Skatalites era.

      Drumdrops in Ska drum tracks are available to purchase and download as drum multi-tracks. These contain a ProTools session files, OMF files (for importing into other DAW such as Logic and Cubase) the beat tempo map for syncing to external MIDI gear and all the seperate audio parts as 24 bit, 44.1 khz WAVs. It can also be downloaded as mixed ska drum stems. The mixed drum stems are great for people wanting a quick and easy backing track to start writing with. Like all the Drumdrops drum tracks they can be purchased on a track by track basis in either format or as a whole album.

  • Product Details

In Depth

MP3 Samples

01: DD4 132 SKA 03

Uptempo party ska beat with 1/8th open hi-hat pattern, hard snare drum backbeat. Snare drum & timbale intro fills, snare, timbale and tom tom fills and variations, 1/8th tambourine.

Tempo: 132

 

02: DD4 132 SKA 02

Dark uptempo feel ska beat with 1/8th open hi-hat pattern, and x stick rim backbeat. Snare drum & tom tom intro fills, snare and tom tom fills and variations, 1/8th note tambourine and cabassa.

Tempo: 132

 

03: DD4 132 SKA 01

Party ska beat with 1/8th open hi-hat pattern, x stick rim backbeat. Snare drum & tom tom intro fills, snare and tom tom fills and variations, 1/8th note tambourine.

Tempo: 132

 

04: DD4 131 SKA 01

Dark suspensive feeling ska beat with 1/8th open hi-hat pattern, x stick rim backbeat. Snare drum & tom tom intro fills, snare, timbale and tom tom fills and variations, 1/8th note tambourine.

Tempo: 131

 

05: DD4 130 SKA 03

Party ska beat with 1/8th open hi-hat pattern. Snare drum backbeat, snare drum & timbale intro fills, snare, timbale and tom tom fills and variations, accented tambourine and cabassa.

Tempo: 130

 

06: DD4 130 SKA 02

Driving ska beat with 1/8th open hi-hat pattern, x stick rim backbeat. Snare drum & tom tom intro fills, snare, timbale, tom tom fills and variations, 1/8th note tambourine and guiro.

Tempo: 130

 

07: DD4 130 SKA 01

Driving jump up ska beat with 1/8th open hi-hat pattern with alternate 1/8th ride cymbal section. X stick rim backbeat, ride cymbal, snare & tom tom intro fill. Snare, and tom tom fills and variations, slow tambourine and broken 1/16th cabassa.

Tempo: 130

 

08: DD4 128 SKA 01

Laid back uptempo ska beat with 1/8th open hi-hat pattern. X stick rim backbeat, snare drum, tom tom & timbale intro fills. Snare, timbale and tom tom fills and variations, 1/8th note tambourine and cabassa.

Tempo: 128

 

09: DD4 127 SKA 01

Driving ska beat with 1/8th open hi-hat pattern. X stick rim backbeat, timbale & tom tom intro fill. Snare, timbale and tom tom fills and variations, 1/8th note tambourine and broken 1/16th cabassa.

Tempo: 127

 

10: DD4 126 SKA 01

Driving ska beat with 1/8th open hi-hat pattern and closed hi-hat alternate sections. X stick rim backbeat, snare drum, tom tom & timbale intro fills. Snare, timbale and tom tom fills and variations, 1/8th note tambourine.

Tempo: 126

 

11: DD4 125 SKA 01

Mod ska style beat with 1/8th open hi-hat pattern. Snare drum backbeat, timbale & tom tom intro fill. Snare, timbale and tom tom fills and variations, 1/8th note tambourine and cabassa.

Tempo: 125

 

12: DD4 124 SKA 01

Driving ska beat with 1/8th open hi-hat pattern and closed hi-hat alternate section. X stick rim backbeat, snare drum & tom tom intro fills. Snare, timbale and tom tom fills with variations, 1/8th note tambourine and cabassa.

Tempo: 124

 

13: DD4 122 SKA 01

Carnival style ska steppers beat with alternating open and closed 1/8th hi-hat patterns. Snare drum backbeat with rolling variations, snare drum, timbale & tom tom intro fills. Snare and tom tom fills and variations, 1/8th note tambourine.

Tempo: 122

 

14: DD4 118 SKA 01

Hard hitting snare ska beat with broken 1/8th closed hi-hat. The beat has alternating sections with open hi-hat, snare drum backbeat. Snare drum & tom tom intro fill, snare and tom tom fills and variations, 1/8th note tambourine.

Tempo: 118

 

15: DD4 117 SKA 01

Slow steady open hat ska beat with alternating open hi-hat patterns. X stick rim backbeat, snare drum & tom tom intro fills, snare and tom tom fills and variations, 1/8th note tambourine.

Tempo: 117