Greg Hersey - The Percussionist Vol 1

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A few months ago, while scrolling through Instagram and eating a burrito, I stumbled across a bearded band director that was doing something extraordinary. With a "drum kit" consisting of a marching bass drum, woodblocks, cowbells and random pieces of metal, he was laying down some of the funkiest (and most unique) grooves I've heard in years. This was something special.

I slid into his DMs and we started a friendly rapport around drums and music. I mentioned that I thought his hybrid approach to percussion and drums would make for an incredible loop and sample library, and we began to hatch a production plan that would become this very product that you're looking at today.

Recorded in his band room in Jacksonville, Florida, Greg Hersey - The Percussionist Volume 1 is a library featuring hundreds of loops and samples, recorded on a multitude of different drum and percussion setups, all featuring a wide range of grooves and tempos. We also include two sonic options for each loop: "Dry", which is a tighter drum sound utilizing the close mics on Greg's kit, and "Mixed", which has a much more open and powerful room round.

In addition to the loops, we also produced two custom MASCHINE kits featuring all of Greg's drum and percussion sounds. All of the loops and samples are neatly organized into folders, allowing you to quickly drag and drop and into the DAW or sampler of your choice.

Ready for a library that blurs the lines of rock, symphonic and marching drums and percussion? Introducing Greg Hersey - The Percussionist Volume 1.

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Product Specs:
Number of Loops & Samples: 435
Number of MASCHINE Kits: 2
File Size: 755 MB

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- 100% Royalty-Free
- High Quality 24 Bit 48 KHZ WAV Audio

About Greg Hersey:

Greg Hersey

Greg Hersey is a percussionist and educational artist based out of Jacksonville Florida and continues to make his mark in the music industry. Greg currently serves as the Director of Instrumental Music at Episcopal School of Jacksonville, cultivating successful middle and high school ensembles. He inspires students to strive for excellence and to become passionate, dedicated musicians. Since Greg’s arrival at Episcopal, he has worked with students in establishing the ESJ Pep Band and Drumline, providing unique performance opportunities for students. Greg is an active member of the Florida Bandmasters Association, as well as the Percussive Arts Society, regularly attending the annual PAS International Convention.

Greg Hersey is a graduate from the University of North Florida School of Music and holds a Masters degree in Percussion Performance. He has studied with renowned instructors Charlotte Mabrey, Kevin Garry, Danny Gottlieb and Benjamin Wiseman. As an accomplished performing artist, Greg actively performs for musical theater productions, BayKings Band, local musical acts, orchestras and various schools as a guest clinician and artist.

Greg has competed in the Guitar Center Drum Off and was 1 of 30 semi-finalists nationwide, representing the state of Florida and southeast region. He has also been a grand finalist in the Blue Man Group Drum Off in Orlando, Florida. In addition to being a full-time educator, Greg works as a freelance percussionist in the Jacksonville area and surrounding communities. He offers private drum set and percussion instruction to students not only in the Jacksonville area, but nationally and internationally via Skype and FaceTime. He has served as an instructor and guest clinician for numerous camps and educational establishments over the years. Greg has a successful track record of students being admitted to prestigious universities such as Cornell, Auburn, Virginia, Brown, FSU, and Villanova. Greg has been featured in a full length episode on the drumming podcast “Drumeogab” hosted by Seamus Evely. Greg Hersey founded a collaboration series on Instagram entitled “Complete The Beat” where drummers all over the world have participated. This series was the foundation of Greg Hersey’s Instagram following and through a display of artistry, dedication and passion, he now has over 40,000 followers.

Greg is immensely grateful and fortunate to be in partnership with various companies and families. He serves as an artist and endorses following companies; Vic Firth, Zildjian Cymbals, One Beat Better, Big Fat Snare Drum, Rustic Percussion, Cherry Hill Custom Drums, Firehouse Drums, Sugar Percussion, Destroy A Drum, DrumDial and RimRiser. Greg has received national and international recognition from Vic Firth, Pearl Drums, Drummers I Like Podcast, Drum Gab Podcast, Drum Talk TV, Drummers Guide 2 Gear, LowBoy Beaters, The Drummer’s Database and KickPort International. As an educator and performer, Greg dedicates all of his time to improving his percussive skills and knowledge. With such a strong passion for percussion, Greg finds educating aspiring percussionists to be a tremendously rewarding experience. He hopes that his instruction and love for the arts will encourage others to pursue and embrace percussion the same way that he has.

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Your loops are 100% Royalty-Free. What exactly does this mean?

This means that you can use any of the loops purchased from Yurt Rock in your own songs and you are free to sell the recording commercially without owing us any money. It’s that simple.

What file formats will I receive?

All of our audio loops and samples are high-quality, 24 bit 48 kHz WAV files. All of our MIDI drum loops are mapped to General MIDI format.

What do you mean by "drag and drop into any DAW"?

For each release that you download, we provide everything into organized folders (by bpm and tempo) that allow you to quickly find the loops and samples that you're looking for. From there, simply just drag and drop the file into Logic, Ableton, Pro Tools, FL Studio and any other DAW that you might be using.

Who is behind Yurt Rock?

Yurt Rock was founded in 2021 by Ryan Gruss. Ryan was formerly the Founder & CEO of (which was acquired by Native Instruments in 2018). Yurt Rock picks up where The Loop Loft left off, providing access to even more legendary musicians from around the world.

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