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I searched and there were a ton of threads, most of them 2010 and older, but I thought there was a discussion within the last couple years where someone linked a site where you could pick tracks. But I'm thinking now that it was audio - like a karaoke site or something. I've always done my own sequences and have never been happy with any of the downloaded ones. But it seems like the drums usually seem to be decent if you can get the sounds right. I'm putting together a new duo and after spending so much time doing sequences for my old one, only to have it never get off the ground, I don't want to waste my time.

 

So I'd like to just get drum tracks for a few songs and then add whatever parts myself that might be needed - typically just bass, though if I can manage to play LH bass with my key parts, drums may be enough. Thoughts? Of course I'll pay for them if they're decent.

Dan

 

Acoustic/Electric stringed instruments ranging from 4 to 230 strings, hammered, picked, fingered, slapped, and plucked. Analog and Digital Electronic instruments, reeds, and throat/mouth.

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Not sure if this is what you mean, but I think Toontrack has a boatload of decent midi drum parts and there pretty easy to edit as needed. The Nir Z stuff in particular has fairly realistic sounding HiHat, which is usually the weak link.

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I would find the MIDI file with the drums you like, download it, open it in a DAW and delete all but the drum tracks.

 

http://midi-hits.com has a huge catalog of MIDI files for sale- they seem to be better than average MIDI you get off a drive-by site, but not by much. They have demo of all their songs - again DL and delete the tracks you don't want and re-save.

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A quick Googling of "free midi files" can get you started.

 

Yeah, those are the hopelessly shitty ones I'd rather avoid. Looking for ones a bit more professionally done.

Dan

 

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A quick Googling of "free midi files" can get you started.

 

Yeah, those are the hopelessly shitty ones I'd rather avoid. Looking for ones a bit more professionally done.

 

I agree that many/most are not great. You did mention that you were interested mostly in the drum tracks, which are not typically the worst part. It's normally the rhythm, lead and solo parts that are crummy, with the bass and drum tracks being serviceable. The usually works for me since creating the bass and drum lines are not my forte.

 

But I understand your point about wanting higher quality work.

 

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