Handy Grooves- COUNTRY DRUMS

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These solid, in-the-pocket drum grooves will provide an excellent foundation for your Country Music songs. Whether you are recording an original Country tune, doing a cover, or just laying down a demo, you will find the right groove to get you going right out the door.


Included in this comprehensive Country drum loop collection are:

  • A total of 147 midi drum loops
  • Over 400 accompanying drums fills for all drum grooves
  • Human feel and dynamics
  • Variable hi-hats allow you to easily adjust their openness on the go by utilizing CC4
  • Time Signatures:
    • 4/4, 3/4 and 6/8
  •  Range of tempos:
    • From super-slow Country Rock ballads to ultra-fast Rockabilly
  •  Feels:
    • Straight
    • Swung
    • Shuffles
    • Stretched Shuffles (in-between swing and straight)
  • Country Waltz drum loops
  • Country Swing drum loops
  • Brush Drum Loops

Country Styles:

  • Classic Country
  • Americana
  • Country Folk
  • Nashville Sound
  • Rockabilly
  • Outlaw Country
  • Country Pop
  • Country Blues
    and more…

These drum loops were made to be used with any one of our sampled drum plugins from the Handy Drums range. We used Rock Standard in the demo and it might be a good starting point if in doubt which drums to pair up.

*The loops are not compatible with BeatBuddy.


Type: Midi Loops

Size: 1MB


 Goran Rista

Format: MIDI- Type 0, Type 1



(Win 7+)  (MacOS 10.11+, dual binary)

Solid Country drum beats on your track with a few clicks of the mouse.

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

For producers and songwriters alike.

Handy Grooves: Country drum loops you can actually use

Handy Grooves: Country drum loops you can actually use

We know the chances are that you will likely start with simple things and let your music grow from there. You don’t want a drum loop that sounds like a drummer is getting paid by the number of notes he plays.


This Country drum loop collection contains very basic grooves in addition to the more complex ones. As the name implies, you can actually use these loops in your music to make it groove.

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


A turnkey way to stay focused on your creativity and songwriting
without worrying about the details.


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



Human Feel

Zoomed in view of midi note off grid indicating human feel

Great drummers shift the timing of certain beats ever so slightly to create a more groovy beat while keeping the groove consistent. Be it laying back on the snare, swinging of the hats or kick, they all contribute to what makes a drummer groove feel good in music.

Zoomed in view of midi note off grid indicating human feel

Expertly Edited

Expertly Edited

Merely recording even a world-class Country drummer on an e-drumset doesn’t guarantee the end results will translate to an acoustic-like performance.

We carefully edit each note so that what you hear sounds as close as possible to what a great session Country drummer would sound on acoustic drums. We then make sure that the feel is consistent throughout and that the grooves loop seamlessly.


Demonstration of dynamics of midi files

Humans play dynamically, accent some notes, and play others softer or “ghosting” them to achieve groovy and driving beats, almost making the drums “talk.”

Micro-dynamics can make or break a groove. Properly sampled instruments sound different depending on how hard they are played. 

Our midi loops contain the all-important realistic dynamics and articulations to convey the natural performance.

Demonstration of dynamics of midi files

“In the Pocket”

“In the Pocket”

Together, human timing, microdynamics, and articulation are some of the elements that make a groove sound “in the pocket.” Drummers spend years perfecting their own “feel,” trying to get the best combination of those. Although nothing beats a great drummer playing real drums, we did our best to translate as much of that essence as possible into our Country drum loops and into your music.

Practical time-saver

Save time programming when you use one of our Country drum loops as the starting point. With the main beat, dynamics, and human feel already in place, customize them by muting, dragging, changing the notes, or even drum kits while preserving the original human elements.

Variable Hi-hats

Variable Hi Hats- What Are They And How To Utilize Them Within Handy Drums?

Variable Hi-hats

Variable hi-hats allow you to easily adjust how open or how close a hi-hat is played. Handy Grooves loops were created for Handy Drums plugins, which accomplish variable hi-hats in the most practical and easy way possible.


The hi-hats occupy only two notes: one for the edge and the other for the tip sounds, and you can regulate the openness by utilizing the CC4.


This approach streamlines something that was previously more of a time sink of assigning notes to each articulation.


Watch the video to see how easy it is to do this.

Perfect Companions- Handy Drums plugins

Award-winning Handy Drums Rock Standard plugin GUI and 3D box artwork

Pair the Handy Grooves COUNTRY DRUMS loops with Handy Drums, our ultra-realistic sampled drum kits to take your programmed drum track to the next level.


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.


With sound varieties abound, you are set to find the one that blends right into your song. While our loops conform to GM drum mapping wherever practical, they were created as the perfect accompaniment to our virtual drum instruments.

Award-winning Handy Drums Rock Standard plugin GUI and 3D box artwork


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.


He has created around 25 virtual drum instruments, and over 13,000 midi drum beats and drum fills, making him one of the world’s most prolific drum loop producers.


Goran’s drum set libraries and drum loops are used by over 85,000 musicians and producers in both live and recording settings.


Read more here.

Meet the drummer producer Goran Rista

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