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Simon Phillips Session Tracks

Acoustic drum loops

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Simon Phillips Session Tracks

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Chock full of essential loops to form the building blocks of your rock songs, Session Tracks features master drummer Simon Phillips (The Who, Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani, Mick Jagger, Toto etc.) laying down groove after groove, inspired by some of rock’s greatest moments, from AC/DC to Led Zeppelin to ZZ Top. No MIDI, no machines - just real drums played by one of the best drummers in the world and customized for Reason.

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Throughout 34 ‘Drum Sessions’ across a wide range of tempos, Simon Phillips turns in a dynamic performance across a variety of rock styles from Brit hard rock to Texas blues. Each ‘Drum Session’ contains all the parts you’ll need to create your song (Verse, Chorus, Fills etc). Simply choose a drum session that matches your tempo and feel and create professional drum tracks in seconds. Mix and match loops from different sets and use the custom Kong and ReDrum patches to add crash cymbals, kicks or extras to the loops to increase realism or build your own custom kits.

Stereo Loop Sessions Contain:

  • Over 400 REX2 stereo drum loops arranged in 34 Drum Sessions
  • 68 Dr Octo Rex Patches
  • 3 Combinator Patches
  • Multi-velocity Kong Patch
  • ReDrum Patch

Recording and Equipment

Session Tracks was recorded at Woodcliff Studios in Los Angeles. Simon used Tama drums and his performances were tracked into Pro Tools. The sessions were mastered to ‘record release’ quality - with no over processing - just the sound of a great room, great drum kit and a great drummer.

Simon’s gear list

For the recording Simon used his own Tama Starclassic Maple Kit:

  • Kick drums:
    16" x 24"

  • Toms:
    7" x 10", 9" x 12", 10" x 13", 11" x 14", 12" x 15", 13" x 16"

  • Snares:
    Drum Paradise "HitMaker" 5" x 14", 1939 Leady 6-1/2" x 14", 1974 Ludwig 402 6-1/2" x 14", Tama Starclassic Piccolo 3-3/4"x 14", Tama "Pageant" 5" x 12"

  • Zildjian "A" Custom cymbals:
    14" HiHats, 22" Ride, 19", 18" & 17" Crashes, 12" Splash, 10" SR Hats, 22" Oriental China & 22" A Custom China.

  • Pro Mark Signature Sticks.

  • Microphones:
    Shure SM57 for Snare, Shure KSM27s for the Toms, AKG 414 for Hats, AKG 460s for Overheads and Yamaha NS10/20 Subkick mics and Shure Beta 52 for the Kicks.

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Released: 2013-09-17
Version: 1.0.0


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