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Drum grooves and fills inspired by the Motown era

Even if the typical “Motown sound” was of course strongly influenced by the tasteful brass and string arrangements as well as the unmistakable call & response vocals, it is above all the characteristic grooves of drummers like William “benny” Benjamin, Richard “Pistol“ Allen and Uriel Jones with their magical backbeats, which have forever engraved themselves into our collective musical memories.

“For me, the grooves of this particular era have always had an almost magical depth. The drummers moved very subtly and with great ease between the two timings of straight and shuffled play, which were strictly separated in later genres. Their grooves, which were mainly based on a jazz tradition, were playful, light and positively cheerful, but always unique and with this special quality. If you deal with the subject of groove and the meaning that a beat can have for a song, you quickly realize that the Motown era provided new and indispensable impulses for the further music history, ” says Drummer Sampling- / MIDI-Drummer Norman Garschke.

And it is precisely this magic that is captured in this Drum MIDI Pack - the characteristic heartbeat of the early Motown era with a direct connection to our current music and production methods. “The philosophy of the Motown artists was never the self-expression of one's own instrumental abilities - it was always and exclusively about playing the right and necessary things at the right time for the purpose of the song. That was particularly important to me with this pack: a versatile selection of useful basic grooves, which can be the perfect starting point and inspiration for your own songs, and which can be refined with the help of the more complex variations and fills, ”says Norman.

Feature spotlight

  • Drum grooves / fills inspired by songs from the Motown era of the 1960s

  • Recorded by Superior Drummer 3 / SDX's drummer Norman Garschke

  • More than 500 individually recorded grooves and fills

  • 4/4, 6/8 in straight, swing & shuffle feeling

  • Tempo from 55 to 160 BPM

  • Clearly organized in typical song structures (intro, verse, pre-chorus, refrain, bridge, fills)

For EZdrummer, EZdrummer 2, Superior Drummer 3 and Superior Drummer 2.0 (optimized for 1 kick, 1 snare, 2 toms, 1 floor tom, 2 crash cymbals, 1 ride cymbal).

 System requirement

A full version of EZdrummer or Superior Drummer is required for download and installation!

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