Beta Monkey Music on Monday released
Jazz Essentials, a collection of more than 400 Apple Loop drum tracks for musicians that want to write traditional Jazz songs. In addition to ready-made loops ranging from 100 bpm to 325 bpm, Jazz Essentials also includes stick counts, intro figures, one-shots and endings. The CDs made by Beta Monkey Music use real musicians, recorded in a studio, not MIDI instruments. Jazz Essentials are compatible with GarageBand, Logic Pro, Logic Express and Soundtrack Pro. Jazz Essentials is available for US$39.99 from the company’s Web site.