Toontrack Alt-Rock Grooves MIDI

Toontrack Alt-Rock Grooves MIDI


On the surface, a lot of alternative rock grooves can sound seemingly basic. If you start scrutinising them, however, you’ll realise there is a lot going on. In fact, for a genre where musical prowess often is downplayed in favour of artistic expression, there is much to be attributed to the players. Essentially, keeping it simple is hard – especially when it comes to the drums.

The Toontrack Alt-Rock Grooves MIDI pack presents a comprehensive collection of fundamental beats and fills inspired by some of the most influential artists of the genre: Nirvana, Soundgarden, PJ Harvey, Smashing Pumpkins and many others.


  • Drum grooves and fills inspired by alternative rock music
  • More than 420 individually played files
  • 4/4 and 6/8 in straight feel
  • Tempos ranging from 75 to 160 BPM
  • Song structure categorization (intro, verse, chorus, bridge, fills, etc.)
When researching this MIDI pack and digging through a virtually bottomless well of songs of the genre, what I realised was how much the smallest details actually add to the bigger picture. Even though subtle, every ghost note and accent play a pivotal role in each groove. As a drummer, coming up with ideas for this package was a real eye-opener,” says drummer Paul Szlachta.

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