Drum Beats for the Ages

Seems like most of the drumbeats contained in the unit and even the ones for sale are meant for the current generation of musicians. So when an old dude like me comes along who plays music from the 50’s and 60’s, where the drum beats are slower and mellower, there is a limited selection.

Old Country and Western tunes also have slower beats which also fits into this category.

Like the old saying goes “Good Ole Rock and Roll music” along with some Country Western beats would make this unit more sale-able!

A lot of our users use the BeatBuddy to play tunes from that period of time.

One helpful resource is our song matching tool: http://mybeatbuddy.com/beatbuddy-tools/beatbuddy-beats/

Another helpful resource is our user-generated beats section: http://mybeatbuddy.com/forum/index.php?forums/beats.14/

Also, if you’d like @GoranGrooves to release new content in our library from that genre, you can submit requests here: http://mybeatbuddy.com/library/requests/

@Kauaiguy - I totally agree. With so many of the beats, I find myself saying, OK BB, chill out will ya. Sadly, it never listens. Doubtful a real drummer would either. I’ll be requesting more mellow, less busy patterns. Yes, I could make my own, but I’ll leave it to the experts because I’m, well, lazy like that.

Did you check the Gig Beats and Ballads offerings from Singular Sound? I found both of those to be extremely mellow.



I think you have to buy the Ballads Drum Kit to get the full effect of the Ballad Beats. I was really impressed with the quality of the combined Ballads Beats/Drum kit.


Thank you all for your replies. I just purchased the Country Beats from Groove Monkee, but can’t make heads or tails on how to import it into the BB. There’s a video in their pdf file, but that video talks about creating a song and putting in all your intros, fills, main etc.

Then I found a pbf file that I managed to import but has limited beats. I thought this file that I purchased had over 1000 country beats to it. What goes or what am I doing wrong? Any help would be appreciated.

Let’s see if I can help you make sense of this.

  • Groove Monkee’s Country package was previously available as just the midi files (or loops). Think of these midi files as a Lego set that you could use to build and customize your own country beats/songs.
  • Because not everybody can or wants to build their own songs using midi, Groove Monkee made it easier by crafting 10 songs into the BeatBuddy format and included it with the midi files.
  • So far, you’ve imported the pbf file into the BeatBuddy Manager. The pbf is the folder that holds those 10 country songs. You can tweak these songs using the BeatBuddy Manager or you can use the included midi loops to customize even further.

The Country package has the 1000s of midi loops (not beats/songs) in various mappings (BeatBuddy, EZDrummer 2, Reason, etc). As you get more comfortable with the BeatBuddy software and midi editing, you can use those midi drum loops to come up with your own songs.

Hope I haven’t confused you further . . . .

No, you haven’t confused me at all and thanks for the clarification.
In the end that’s what I though I had, 10 songs. These 10 songs incorporates some of the beats and loops that are contained in the files, and I can further change them and or make my own songs using the loops and the beats that are in the files.

Mahalo and Aloha from the island of Kauai.