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Original price was: $29.00.Current price is: $20.00.

An acoustic artist’s delight, World Percussion loops will add color and a World vibe to your tracks while providing deep, hypnotic grooves. 


Use them as they are, or even layer drumset grooves on top for a more contemporary approach. While many rhythms may sound familiar, you’ve never heard these unique percussion beats in this form. You will find plenty of inspiration and practical applications, from simple udu and shaker beats to complex percussion section syncopated grooves.


You may even find yourself unwillingly rocking to the beat of these loops.


Included in the World Percussion loop collection are:

  • A total of 98 percussion grooves based on 49 percussion rhythms
  • A total of 294 dedicated percussion fills, 3 for each section.
  • Each percussion rhythm has 2 groove versions: a simple and a complex one with several percussion layers, labeled as A and B sections.
  • 17 rhythms in 4/4 time signature (straight feel)
  • 8 rhythms in 6/8 time signature (straight feel)
  • 16 rhythms in 4/4 time signature (swung feel)
  • 8 rhythms in 6/8 time signature (swung feel)
  • Rhythms originate from Africa, India, the Middle East, Latin America, and Europe.
  • Great for acoustic singer-songwriters and New Age artists
  • Strange, never-before-heard names for each rhythm

These World Percussion midi loops are only compatible with and playback as intended on Handy Drums WORLD PERCUSSION plugin.


Type: Midi Loops

Size: 300KB


 Goran Rista

Format: MIDI- Type 0, Type 1

Genre: WORLD


(Win 7+),  (MacOS 10.11+, dual binary)

Groovy World Percussion beats on your tracks with a few mouse clicks.

Use them out of the box or as a foundation for your own custom grooves.

For producers and songwriters alike.

Handy Grooves WORLD: Percussion loops you will use

Handy Grooves WORLD: Percussion loops you will use

Your music requires a solid rhythmic foundation, no matter what the genre is.


When producing these world percussion beats, we were mindful that they would play only a piece of a bigger musical puzzle. While they carry the groove forward, they also allow other instruments to shine.


Each of our World percussion loop rhythms contains an elementary version and a complex, colorful, full version with layered percussion instruments. 

They snap together beautifully, particularly when you meld
the appropriate genre-flavoured grooves with their respective kits.


For immediate results, the collection of Handy Grooves MIDI drum loops
is where the fun begins.


The grooves are very usable, the MIDI obviously editable,
and the price pretty modest given what’s on offer.



Natural Feel

Zoomed in view of midi note off grid indicating human feel

Percussionists shift the timing of some beats ever so slightly to achieve grooves that feel good musically. Great ones manage to do so consistently.


Be it laying back on specific beats or swinging subdivisions, they all contribute to what makes a percussionist’s groove feel and sound a certain way.


You’ll find that our world percussion beats feel good and will inspire you to groove.

Zoomed in view of midi note off grid indicating human feel

Expertly Edited and Programmed

Expertly Edited and Programmed

Whether a percussion groove is recorded or programmed, many minuscule details need to be taken into account before it is ready for prime time. No accidental notes should be present and everything needs to sound as intended and loop seamlessly.


Some percussion instruments can have several articulations depending on how they are played. We carefully audition all percussion loops and make the necessary adjustments to the timing, velocity, and articulations while removing unwanted notes.


The end result is world percussion loops that are clean, groovy, and musical.


Demonstration of dynamics of midi files

Microdynamics are differences in volume intensities within a single instrument. Quieter “ghost” notes played on percussion propel the groove forward and connect the spaces between the accented rhythms. They act as glue while leaving space for other instruments.


Microdynamics help our World Percussion midi beats groove with a flow.

Demonstration of dynamics of midi files

“In the Pocket”

“In the Pocket”

Take a pinch of microdynamics, add a handful of grooves and a fair bit of articulation, and you are presented with “in the pocket” percussion grooves that mill forward like a freight train.


Although nothing beats a great percussionist playing real percussion, we did our best to translate that essence into our World percussion loops and over into your music.

Practical time-saver

Save valuable time by starting with our World Percussion beats, then tweak them into something of your own.

Even if you could program loops as good as these, would you have thought of them? Get inspired.


With the main percussion grooves, dynamics, and articulations already in place, customize them further by muting, dragging, changing the notes, and articulations while preserving the original rhythmic elements.

Perfect Companions- Handy Drums WORLD PERCUSSION plugin

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Perfect Companions- Handy Drums WORLD PERCUSSION plugin

Handy Grooves World Percussion loops and Handy Drums WORLD PERCUSSION plugin are a match made in musical heaven. Fact: they were made for each other.


The MIDI loops come with an installer that offers seamless integration with Handy Drums. The loops are instantly accessible within Handy Drums’ MIDI Loop Browser.


Handy Drums and Handy Grooves is a perfect pairing for the singer-songwriter, musician, or producer who wants to get a professional-sounding drum track up and grooving.


Rhythmic percussion of the handheld variety is also captured with exceptional accuracy.


With proper articulations and dynamics, the ultra-realistic sampled percussion kit will playback the loops as intended. Don’t leave without it!


Meet the drummer producer Goran Rista

Goran Rista is a professional session drummer and producer based out of Miami, FL, and founder of GoranGrooves.com.


Over two dozen virtual drum instruments consisting of thousands of drum samples and over 13,000 midi drum beats and drum fills, make him one of the world's most prolific drum loop producers.


Goran's drum set libraries and drum loops are used by over 90,000 performing musicians and studio producers worldwide. They are the soul and groove behind one of today's most popular and best-selling drum machines- BeatBuddy.


Curious to find out more?

Meet the drummer producer Goran Rista

Ready to get grooving?

Original price was: $29.00.Current price is: $20.00.