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Billy Martin: Loops from the Underground
Billy Martin is an internationally acclaimed drummer/percussionist for Medeski, Martin and Wood. Well known and respected for his innovative rhythms, creative approach, and manic improvisational skills over a wide range of styles, Billy pushes the art of drumming and rhythm to a higher level.

This DrummerPack, which requires DrumCore 2.5 or later, was produced by Submersible Music, and is configured with metadata for use with DrumCore. This will help DrumCore users find content based on feel (straight, shuffle, etc.), time signature, tempo and other criteria. Songwriter-friendly "GrooveSets" group related beats, variations and fills to serve as a construction kit for song creation. All audio is 48kHz/24-bit and created in a pro studio using state-of-the-art digital (ProTools HD3) and analog (Neumann, Neve, etc.) recording equipment. DrumCore works with most DAWs, and supports dragging audio and MIDI directly to tracks in applications such as ACID® 7, Digital Performer® 6, Live 6 and up, Logic Pro® 8 and up, Pro Tools® 7.4.2 and up, Cubase® 4 and up (32 bit), and Sonar™ 8 (32 bit).

Loops from the Underground DrummerPack Features

13 original Billy Martin Groovesets for DrumCore!

The live audio drum loops by Billy cover a vast range of styles, and are presented in stretchable REX format for ease of tempo selection. Groove variations, fills, intros, stops, and endings are all included for virtually infinite drum track creations in your DAW.

Also included are 12 Multi-Velocity layered MIDI Kits for programming MIDI grooves with Billy's kit sounds, as well as MIDI file versions of Billy's grooves and fills. Single hit Kit sounds are also readily available for easy addition to your audio loops.


Billy Martin: Loops from the Underground DrummerPack is $79.99 MSRP. Available from sonomawireworks.com and other retailers.
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DrumCore 2.5 or higher and 3.4 GB available disk space.


Owners of a license to this DrummerPack may use the drum loops royalty free. See EULA for details.

Previews of 13 Included Groovesets

  • Afro Six: An Afro-based 6 over 4 groove with snares off
  • BeOunce: A swung, bouncy, syncopated urgent groove
  • Brushing Up: Sultry hip-hop flavored brush groove
  • Bumpin: Hip 16th note groove with occasional displaced snare pops
  • Cookarocka: Frantic Drum and Bass inspired groove
  • Ellingtone: A hip snares-off interpretation of Jazzier days gone by
  • Gap Tooth Woman: Ride-pulse groove with swing tendencies
  • HiHeeHoe: Greasy 16th pulse groove with wicked snare ghosting
  • If Not: Funky Hat groove with a swing feel and great ride breaks
  • Lucky: Snappy little jazz groove in 3/4 time
  • Snaked: Slinky hat/sidestick groove with Billy's unique 16th pulse
  • Titannic: All-steam ahead straight 4/4 bombastic rock groove
  • Walk Bye: An understated, lazy ballad groove with slight swing feel

Billy's Drums Used in this DrummerPack

  • Early 60's Rogers Luxor Set
  • 20" Bass Drum
  • 12" Rack Tom
  • 14" Floor Tom
  • 5x14 snare
  • Craviotto 10" snare - newer (2000's) vintage
  • Cymbals: Various 1950's 18"-20" K rides
  • Cymbals: 1950's 14" K Hi Hats


  • Drummer: Billy Martin
    Produced by Gary Thompson and Dave Dysart for Submersible Music, Inc. in conjunction with Sonoma Wire Works
    Executive Producer: Paul Allen
    Recorded at Dubway Studios, New York City, April 2010
    Assistant Engineer: John Thayer

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