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

When you want the groove to “cook” under the surface, drum beats played with brushes are what you need. With all the groove and drive but none of the aggression, Songwriter Brushes loops will ensure your songs have a deep, in-the-pocket feel.


Use them in an acoustic setting or in an amplified environment in a variety of styles. They’ll feel equally at home in Pop, Smooth Jazz, Blues, Country, Folk, New Wave, World, Funk, and more. 


All grooves in the pack were made to be used exclusively with the highly dynamic Handy Drums POP BRUSHES virtual drumset. Compatibility with any other virtual drumset is not guaranteed.


Included in the Songwriter Brushes are:

• All subdivisions played on the snare

• Gentle sounding

• A total of 342 groove variations based on 171 rhythm patterns

• 60 drum loops in 6/8 time signature in straight 8, 16ths, and swung 16ths feel

• 92 drum loops in 4/4 with straight 8 feel

• 64 drum loops in 4/4 with straight 16ths feel

• 50 drum loops in half time 4/4 with straight 8 and 16ths feels

• 38 Shuffle drum beats (swung 8ths)

• 38 drum beats in 4/4 with swung 16ths feel

• Syncopated snare beats and syncopated kick beats

• Accompanying drum fills for all grooves


Type: Midi Loops

Size: 265KB


 Goran Rista

Format: MIDI- Type 0, Type 1



(Win 7+)  (MacOS 10.11+, dual binary)

Authentic brush drum beats in your songs with a few clicks of the mouse.

Use them out of the box or morph them into your own custom grooves.

For producers and songwriters alike.

MIDI brush drum loops you can actually use

MIDI brush drum loops you can actually use

As with our other midi drum loop collections, Songwriter Brushes provide a wide range of handy brush grooves: from the super basic to the beautifully syncopated ones. If you are after a brush-sound of drums, you’ll find this pack chock-full of inspiration.


Regardless of the approach, all of these brush beats are highly usable, and you’re bound to find the perfect ones for your music.

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


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


Of course, the Songwriter Brushes pack is right at home with the Pop Brushes kit.


Human Feel

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The greatest compliment a drummer can receive is that their groove feels good. All real drummers shift the timing of subdivisions and certain beats ever so slightly. The great ones do it in such a way that feels good for the listener.


This collection of midi brush loops is injected with a natural, human feel of a great drummer.

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Expertly Edited

Expertly Edited

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


We carefully edited or programmed each note. As you can hear, our brush loops sound as close as possible to what a great drummer using brushes would sound on acoustic drums. We ensured that the feel was consistent while keeping the brush grooves loop seamlessly.


Demonstration of dynamics of midi files

While usually used in lower-volume musical settings, drums played with brushes have a vast dynamic range.


Micro-dynamics can make or break a groove. Even at lower dynamics, drums stricken with brushes sound different depending on how soft they are played. They add articulation and expression to the groove, much like we speak.


Our brushes midi loops contain the all-important realistic dynamics and articulations to convey the natural performance down to the most subtle levels. With the occasional brush sweeps thrown into the mix, they’ll make your rhythm section groove with joy.

Demonstration of dynamics of midi files

“In the Pocket”

“In the Pocket”

A good blend of human timing, microdynamics, and appropriate articulations make a groove sit “in the pocket.” We, drummers, never stop working on playing and staying “in the pocket.”


Although nothing beats a great brush player laying down a deep groove on acoustic drums, we did our best to translate as much of that essence as possible into our brush loops and over to your music.


All Songwriter Brushes loops have consistent and seamless grooves.

Practical time-saver

Get going faster when you use our brushes loops as the starting point.

With the main brush beat, dynamics, and feel already established, tweaking them to suit your needs is both seamless and fun. Mute, drag, or change the notes and articulations while preserving the original human elements.


Add a few brush sweeps to spice up the groove at will.

Suitable for a variety of styles

Brushes are regularly used in a wide range of music styles and this collection will give you plenty to work with. Inspiration galore!

Blues music midi drum loops


Acoustic pop music icon


Folk music midi drum loops


Country music midi drum loops


Funk music midi drum loops


New wave music midi drum loops

New Wave

Jazz music midi drum loops


sampled brazilian pandeiro with Brazil flag icon

Bossa Nova

Soul music midi drum loops


World music music drum loops


Perfect Companions- Handy Drums POP BRUSHES VI

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Perfect Companions- Handy Drums POP BRUSHES plugin

They were made for each other and fit like hand and glove.


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.


I personally have not encountered such realistic-sounding brushwork to date in a MIDI-based program. Impressive stuff.


Combine the Songwriter Brushes loops with Handy Drums POP BRUSHES plugin, our ultra-realistic, acoustic sampled drum set played with brushes to uncover your brush loops’ full potential.


Take advantage of the finest snare subtleties, brush sweeps, and the full dynamic range of these acoustic drums played with brushes.


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.


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Meet the drummer producer Goran Rista

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