GarageBand DRUMMER, Part2

ULTIMATE LIST of DRUMMERs & PRESETs

Posted by Sponge K. on November 9th, 2019

Understanding structure and workflow is the fast track to master GarageBand. In this article we will learn how to add DRUMMERs and select PRESETs.

Online manual is worth reading before playing around with.

Use Drummer in GarageBand for iPhone

And please refer my previous post as well.

GarageBand DRUMMER, Part1

1. Add Drummer

Adding drummers is first thing to do. You can add maximum 2 Drummers from any Genres (2 Same Drummers/ 2 from Same-Genre/ 1 each from 2 Different-Genres).

To add Acoustic Drummers, tap Acoustic drum-set logo.

Top page of DRAMMER, Tap Acoustic


"Kyle" is defaultly selected from Acoustic drummers. Acoustic drum-set logo is shown on the left of "Drummer Region".

"Half-pipe" is defaultly selected from "Presets".

Acoustic Region created


If you do not like "Kyle", you can tap "Trash box" to delete him.

Top page of DRAMMER, Tap Electronic


Tap "Top Menu Icon" to go back and select other Drummer (Next Fig).

If you want to create "Kyle" again, tap "Create" to recreate him. "Kyle" with Default Preset: "Half-pipe" will be recreated (Prev. Fig) .

Electronic Region created


Start again to select Drummer. Tap "More Drummers" to select by "Name of Drummer".

Or tap "Acoustic/Electronic/(Percussion)" to select Default Drummer of each Genre.

Top page of DRAMMER, Tap Percussion


Default Drummer of "Electronic".

Tap "Electronic" icon...

Percussion Region created

Default Drummer "Leah" with Preset of "After Hours" is created.

Percussion Region created


Default Drummer of "Percussion".

Tap "Percussion" icon...

Percussion Region created

Default Percussionist "Isabela" with Preset of "Coconut Grove" is created.

Percussion Region created


2. Select PRESETs

Here is the list of DRUMMERs and their PRESETs. Checked PRESET is default setting.

Description of DRUMMER's profiles are cited from "GarageBand for iPhone".

There are 21 DRUMMERs & PERCUSSIONISTs. Some of them were added by installation of "Sound Libraries".

PRESET Named "Freestyle" is listed on both Curtis & Maurice.

Only Dez has 9 PRESETs. Others have 8 PRESETs.

ULTIMATE LIST of DRUMMERs & PRESETs

GenreAcoustic
Sub-Genre 1Rock
Sub-Genre 2Pop Rock
NameKyle
Influenced by modern rock, but comfortable with most genres, Kyle plays staraightforward rock beats on a natural, versatile kit.
Preset1Crash the Party
Preset2Echo Park
Preset3Golden State
Preset4Half-pipe
Preset5Mixtape
Preset6New Kicks
Preset7Ocean Boulevard
Preset8Paper Hearts


GenreAcoustic
Sub-Genre 1Rock
Sub-Genre 2Retro Rock
NameLogan
Inspired by legendary drum heroes of the past, Logan plays sparse, hard-hitting rock beats and fills on a retro-sounding kit.
Preset1AM Gold
Preset2B-Side
Preset3Double Live
Preset4Firebird
Preset5Long Haul
Preset6Stillwater
Preset7Stonehenge
Preset8Three Rings


GenreAcoustic
Sub-Genre 1Rock
Sub-Genre 2Hard Rock
NameAnders
Influenced by heavy, riffing rock bands, Anders plays grinding beats on a massive-sounding kit.
Preset111th Hour
Preset2Black Veil
Preset3Crimson
Preset4Full Stack
Preset5Heavy Hand
Preset6Shadows Cast
Preset7Spellbound
Preset8Sticks and Stones


GenreAcoustic
Sub-Genre 1Songwriter
Sub-Genre 2Pop Songwriter
NameDarcy
Tasteful, restrained, and dedicated to serving the song, Darcy plays simple, tasteful pop beats on a natural-sounding kit.
Preset1Aurora
Preset2Clockwise
Preset3Dear Diary
Preset4Heart to Heart
Preset5Hotel Cafe
Preset6Lost at Sea
Preset7Soul Searching
Preset8Summer Song


GenreAcoustic
Sub-Genre 1Songwriter
Sub-Genre 2Roots Songwriter
NameMason
Inspired by Americana and classic R&B artists, Mason plays loose, swaggering beats on a vintage kit.
Preset1Back Roads
Preset2County Line
Preset3Edgewood
Preset4King's Mountain
Preset5Neil's Barn
Preset6Old Growth
Preset7Pendleton
Preset8Stepside


GenreAcoustic
Sub-Genre 1Songwriter
Sub-Genre 2Funky Songwriter
NameLevi
Inspired by laid-back, sun-soaked modern pop, Levi plays funky pop beats on a natural-sounding kit.
Preset1Beach Bonfire
Preset2Big Swell
Preset3Ewa Side
Preset4Gentle Giants
Preset5Local Style
Preset6Longboard
Preset7Trade Winds
Preset8Twin Fin


GenreAcoustic
Sub-Genre 1Songwriter
Sub-Genre 2Experimental Songwriter
NameGraham
Experimental and virtuosic, Graham combines multiple influences to create genre-bending beats on a processed-sounding kit.
Preset1Big Bang
Preset2Chaos Theory
Preset3Collision Course
Preset4Hardcoding
Preset5Non-linear
Preset6Sine Language
Preset7Standing Wave
Preset8Yeah, Magnets!


GenreAcoustic
Sub-Genre 1Songwriter
Sub-Genre 260's Songwriter
NameParker
Influenced by British Invasion artists, Parker plays classic rock beats and bombastic tom fills on a muted, vintage kit.
Preset1Backbeat
Preset2Chelsea Boots
Preset3English Garden
Preset4Mersey Tunnel
Preset5Mop Top
Preset6Number 9
Preset7Reel to Reel
Preset8The Cavern


GenreAcoustic
Sub-Genre 1Alternative
Sub-Genre 2Indie Disco
NameNikki
Inspired by a love of disco and years as a DJ, Nikki plays bouncy, rock-infused dande beats on a processed, hard-hitting kit.
Preset1Breakdown
Preset2Discotheque
Preset3Drop the Beat
Preset4Neon
Preset5No Cover
Preset6Press Play
Preset7Sawtooth
Preset8Strobe Lights


GenreAcoustic
Sub-Genre 1Alternative
Sub-Genre 2Indie Rock
NameGavin
Although worried that his music school training will ruin his street cred, Gavin plays complex indie rock beats on a gritty-sounding kit.
Preset1Blue Ribbon
Preset2Fixie
Preset3Grand Ave
Preset4Prospect Park
Preset5Skinny Tie
Preset6The Factory
Preset7Third Rail
Preset8Vinyl Only


GenreAcoustic
Sub-Genre 1R&B
Sub-Genre 2Modern R&B
NameRose
Influenced by new soul and classic R&B, Rose plays laid-back, cross-stick-driven grooves on a dry, natural kit.
Preset1Baby Grand
Preset2Block Party
Preset3Common Cause
Preset4Flow
Preset6New Soul
Preset6Old School
Preset7Quiet Storm
Preset8Slow Dancing


GenreAcoustic
Sub-Genre 1R&B
Sub-Genre 2Neo Soul
NameCurtis
Using his jazz skills to put a twist on modern R&B and hip-hop, Curtis plays tight beats and unique fills on a hard-hitting kit.
Preset1Center City
Preset2Freestyle
Preset3Lay it Down
Preset4Play the Game
Preset5Rim Shot
Preset6Square Roots
Preset7Throwback
Preset8Urban Suite


GenreAcoustic
Sub-Genre 1R&B
Sub-Genre 2Modern Motown
NameBenny
Benny's style pays homage to classic Motown. He plays tight, funky beats with minimal fills on a vintage kit.
Preset1Britown
Preset2Crossover
Preset3Funky Bros.
Preset4Grapevine
Preset5May Field
Preset6Pocket Square
Preset7Stacks
Preset8West Grand


GenreElectronic
Sub-Genre 1Electronic
Sub-Genre 2Big Room EDM
NameMagnus
A popular dance music festival headliner, Magnus creates thunderous electro house beats to complement anthemic synth leads and bass drops.
Preset1Anthem
Preset2Euphoria
Preset3Flashing Lights
Preset4Glowstick
Preset5Just Shufflin
Preset6Nightlife
Preset7Prismatic
Preset8Touch the Sky


GenreElectronic
Sub-Genre 1Electronic
Sub-Genre 2Tech House
NameLeah
Leah embraces a lean, minimal production style to create nuanced, subtly-evolving tech house beats with a tight, synthetic-sounding kit.
Preset1After Hours
Preset2Atmosphere
Preset3Catalyst
Preset4Hardwire
Preset5Insomniac
Preset6Lights Out
Preset7Perpetual Motion
Preset8Supernova


GenreElectronic
Sub-Genre 1Hip Hop
Sub-Genre 2Dubstep
NameJasper
Inspired by underground sounds from London and years as a heavy metal drummer, Jasper creates bombastic dubstep beats and explosive fills.
Preset1Blast Cap
Preset2Digital Graffiti
Preset3Fancy Footwork
Preset4Full Stop
Preset5Kick Stepper
Preset6Ones and Twos
Preset7Sledgehammer
Preset8The Drop


GenreElectronic
Sub-Genre 1Hip Hop
Sub-Genre 2Boom Bap
NameMaurice
Maurice is a hip hop purist, creating chopped-up, boom bap drum beats out of sampled breaks from classic funk and soul vinyl records.
Preset1180-Gram
Preset2Freestyle
Preset3Higher Learning
Preset4Keep it Real
Preset5Needle Drop
Preset6The Message
Preset7Tipping Point
Preset8Wheels of Steel


GenreElectronic
Sub-Genre 1Hip Hop
Sub-Genre 2Trap
NameDez
Drawing inspiration from southern hip hop, Dez creates raw-sounding trap beats featuring trunk-rattling kicks and rapid-fire hi-hats.
Preset1Concrete Jungle
Preset2Double Vision
Preset3Drop it Low
Preset4Miami Bass
Preset5Roll Deep
Preset6South Side
Preset7Street Lights
Preset8Stuntin
Preset9Trillionaire


GenrePurcussion
Sub-Genre 1-
Sub-Genre 2Latin Percussion
NameIsabela
Inspired by multicultural sounds from her hometown of Miami, Isabela plays fiery, dynamic rhythms on Latin percussion.
Preset1Coconut Grove
Preset2Como Ayer
Preset3Little Havana
Preset4Miami Nights
Preset5Ocean Drive
Preset6South Beach
Preset7Stillsville
Preset8Stormy Weather


GenrePurcussion
Sub-Genre 1-
Sub-Genre 2Pop Percussion
NameQuincy
A veteran of the studio and stage, Quincy plays straightforward, versatile, percussion grooves that complement pop, rock, and R&B.
Preset1Back To Basics
Preset2Coast To Coast
Preset3First Call
Preset4Headliner
Preset5Multiplatinum
Preset6Night After Night
Preset7Take One
Preset8Tracking Room


GenrePurcussion
Sub-Genre 1-
Sub-Genre 2Songwriter Percussion
NameFinn
Finn replaced his drum kit with cajon, foot stomps, and hand claps to create stripped-down, organic beats perfect for acoustic songwriters.
Preset1Beanery
Preset2Boardwalk
Preset3Boulder Creek
Preset4Cafe Soul
Preset5Cold Brew
Preset6Rockwood
Preset7Second Stage
Preset8Tin Roof



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