Can you help me find a big set of MIDI files (beats and fills, and some variations of these) that I can browse so that I can assemble a drum track for my compositions (I’m using Cubase and Battery). BUT… I’m searching for something that is… hard to find, rarely offered… (read on, you’ll understand…!)
I’m not really good at programming drum beats or fills, and even if I was, I still would want to explore possibilities that I wouldn’t have thought by myself. And that doesn’t imply that I’m searching for complex, unique or original beats like the ones they sell on a lot of websites, no, I’m really searching for BASIC, SIMPLE, ORDINARY, USUAL, COMMON, GENERIC BEATS & FILLS (not really interesting stuff, in a way…!) and their corresponding FILLS. Yes, simple BEATS and FILLS that you can hear if you tune in to a pop or classic rock radio station, or if you listen to a Bowie, a McCartney or a Abba record. I searched the web a bit but I mostly stumbled upon complex, original, singular, extraordinary beats… that’s not what I’m searching for.
My compositions are mostly slow-tempo pop/rock style, kind of ballad or slow-rock, and I like powerful (slow) beats like for example the ones in the song Drive by The Cars or in the Top Gun love theme by the band Berlin.
I know I could just create them easily in my DAW, but I want to have a ready-made big set so I can readily browse through them and say “oh yeah, that beat, I forgot about that simple but really useful beat, how could I…”
I guess I can probably find this simple MIDI pack for free on the web since I’m talking about generic, commonly ordinary beats and fills.