I'm excited to announce the release of a project we've been working on for quite some time. Ladies and Gentleman, I present to you Classic Beats! The concept for this collection was to take 100 of some of the most influential songs of the past 30 (and even 40) years, deconstruct the original drum grooves, and accurately reproduce them in MIDI format.
That's right. Everything from Michael Jackson's "Billy Jean", to Daft Punk's "Hard Better Faster Stronger", we took into account every hi hat, kick, snare and ride cymbal note in the main grooves for each track, and recorded live MIDI tracks with the exact same beats, allowing you to now seamlessly utilize these famous grooves in your own DAW, with any drum sound you want.
You're probably asking yourself, "But wait, isn't this illegal? Aren't these grooves protected by copyrights??". Well, it turns out that they are not (according to Standford Law School.... and I think they might know what they are talking about). The Fair Use Project states: "Basic drumbeats and rhythm patterns should not be subject to copyright protection at all and there is substantial case law that says they are not."
So there you go. Take these classic drum beats and starting making new music!