Drums On Demand has released a selection of drum loops for GarageBand.
The company has released Volume One of its loop CD in Apple Loop format. The collection offers music-makers 900 acoustic drum loops organized into 41 easy-to-use song sets. There are MP3 examples of all 41 sets available online.
Each Song Set includes as many as 33 verse, chorus, fill, bridge, break, intro, ending and other loops, ranging from one to eight bars in length. Find the master verse or chorus loop that fits a song and use the other loops and segments in the Song Set to build a drum track that feels and sounds like a live session-drummer playing a real song. The collection costs $49.95.
Mac users are also being offered GarageBand resources by Access Music and Bitshift Audio.
Access Music, which makes the Virus Synthsizer series, has released a free Apple Loops collection for GarageBand and SoundTrack. The 46MB collection features punchy arpeggiator patterns, fat filter flows and amazing pad sounds exclusively generated with a Virus C synthesizer. All loops are royalty-free and can be used in commercial productions without an additional license.
Bitshift Audio is also offering a 40MB collection of free electro/breakbeat drum and synth loops from the forthcoming Apple Loops CD "bitshift's bangin' beats" for download.