Tom Brechtlein is a drummer’s drummer—a seasoned vet with a versatile skill set that is evidenced by the broad array of talent that has chosen to work with him. Tom’s client list boasts names like Chick Corea, Kenny Loggins, Wayne Shorter, Jean-Luc Ponty, Christopher Cross, and Robben Ford. So when it came time for us to make a diverse drum library that could serve nearly any need of our user base, Tom was our first call.
The result of Tom’s sessions? He pulled out all the stops, delivering brutal rock grooves, sludgy blues, Louisiana-worthy funk, and tasty jazz and fusion licks that will quickly make this library your secret weapon. Vol. 1 focuses on rock, funk, blues and fusion styles. Vol. 2 is centered around jazz and Latin styles, with some loops including brushes.
Recorded with Studio One in PreSonus’ own River City Studio, the sample library boasts the beautiful acoustics of a room designed from the ground up by renowned architect and acoustician John Storyk of Walter Storyk Design Group. River City Studio has hosted such artists as Terrance Higgins, Reba McEntire Band, Royal Teeth, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Nothing More, Mutemath, Charlie Hunter, and Louisiana's own LeRoux to name a few.
Loops include several beats, grooves, and fills from several genres at many tempos. Vol. 2 focuses on Latin and jazz styles, and the beats and grooves played by Tom include several of his signature techniques.
Thoughtful editing for a natural sound
Unique to this drum library, Intros and Fill patterns flow naturally into the groove, so that cymbal sustain carries over a loop start point to create a more nuanced, natural aesthetic. Other loop packs don’t do this, resulting in unnaturally abrupt cymbal and tom cutoff.
Outros that don't start on the downbeat are often tied into their groove as well, making it easier to place them in the timeline. Count-offs have also been left in many of the Intros to allow greater flexibility in creating pick-up beats without adding hours of frustration spent trying to properly place them on the right beat.
Loops and One-Shots compatible with Studio One Prime, Artist, and Professional (version 3.5.5. and higher)
Impact XT kits require Studio One 4 Artist or Professional