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FAQs

Are Drumdrops drum tracks and loops copyright free?

Yes, as long as you have proof of purchase.

Why does Drumdrops charge less than its competitors?

We keep formats limited to keep our costs down.

Why do Drumdrops releases sound better than their competitors?

We exclusively use old Neve or Api recording consoles for recording and mixing, vintage microphones and valve equalizers and most importantly good sounding live rooms and drummers!

Were the drums originally recorded on analogue tape?

Nearly all Drumdrops drum track are recorded using Ampex GP9 or 499 analogue tape. Some of our more modern releases don't use tape.

Have Drumdrops performances been quantised by Beat Detective or similar?

NO! All Drumdrops releases are 100% live and are undoctored.

But what about my programmed stuff?

All Drumdrops drum tracks are supplied with a DAW session file tempo mapped to each quarter beat so your sequences, slaved applications and external MIDI sequencers follow the live drummer. This allows you to overdub/program midi parts easily, make use of quantize and other tempo/grid features.

Note: If you are creating a new session with a DAW we don't support, simply import the included MIDI file to the session of your master sequencer followed by the separate audio and HEY PRESTO! Your sequences follow the tempo fluctuations of the live drums!

What if I like the groove but not the sound?

Since the performances or loops are in multi-track format, Pro Tools features such as Sound Replacer can be used to customize/overdub or replace sounds.

What if I want a big, expanding Led Zep style drum sound?

Turn up the room tracks and experiment with some compression.

Can I use multi-track titles with any software or hardware?

You can use multi-track titles with any software or hardware that can play or import 24 Bit AIFF files. We supply Pro Tools session files as well as OMF session files and MIDI tempo map files for importing into other DAWs. In newer releases we also include templates for Logic, Cubase, Ableton, Studio One, Reaper and Reason.

Do the Tempo Maps work in Ableton?

In recent releases they do. The older releases tempo maps work in Logic. Pro Tools and Cubase. If you have bought older catalogue in multi-track or stem packs and have proof of purchase from our site, please email us at support@drumdrops.com and we will then email you over the correct Ableton tempo map for the track you purchased.

Can I use .RX2 files with any software/hardware?

.RX2 files work with Pro Tools with Reason, Propellerhead Software Reason, Logic Audio, Steinberg Cubase, Steinberg Nuendo, Steinberg Halion, MOTU Digital Performer, MOTU Mach 5, Native Instruments Kontact, Native Instruments Intakt, Native Instruments Kompakt, Native Instruments Battery, Sonar, IK Multimedia Sampletank, AKAI S6000/S5000 and AKAI Z-SERIES samplers.

Can I use Apple Loops files with any software?

Apple Loops files work with Garage Band and Soundtrack.

I use Garageband what products can I use ?

Garageband Uses Apple Loops. Head over to our Drum Tracks and find the ones which have loops packs. All of our loops packs come formatted with Apple loops.

I do not wish to pay with paypal what other methods of payment are there ?

Yes we accept all major credit and debit cards as well as PayPal!