10 Reasons Why You Should Use Loops

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Imagine this! While listening to your favorite song you come up with a new beat in the mind that can best redefine a song. You have an idea, but how is it going to be possible? With no special background in music composition, it might seem difficult. Music lovers, who don’t have costly musical instruments, can make use of loops to add creativity in an existing song or compose a new song.

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A loop comprises small section of a song that is used to play infinitely. They provide an innovative solution for representing old boring stuff in the new dimensions. Loops editing helps in recycling audio/video content and generate remixes of a particular song.

Nowadays, loops are very popular and all big artists of the music industry are redefining their creations using loops. Among these, the most commonly used are drum loops and guitar loops.

 There are several good reasons for using loops by an individual and some of them are described below:

Fresher’s Can Apply Loops

Loops are used to repeat a song section in order to create a specific pattern. Beginning with loops, require no knowledge about instrument’s functionality in advance. It means anyone interested in music can compose their own song easily.

 

 

Easy to Use

Loop software hide functional complexities from the user and provides easy-to-use interface. Softwares such as Audio finder and sound grinder make it simple to edit loops. Loop recorded can be slowed down or restarted, as required. Some people can add their favorite song loops in a single file; containing audio’s of different artists and listens to them.

A Useful Medium to Be Creative

A lot of creativity is involved when working with loops. Creativity always leads to good music composition. Adding fresh ideas to the existing loops is easy, which otherwise may require a lot of time and effort.

Room for Experimentation

If you love to experiment, loops provide a lot of space to perform experiments. Specifically designed tools and wide variety software’s offer vibrant opportunities to the curious user groups.

Value with Velocity

Most of the instruments have been recorded as loops such as bass loops and percussion loops. They save you time and money, and even when you lack formal training in playing instruments, they come a lot handy. For example, amazing guitar loops are already included with logic can be freely downloaded and rarely lacks in value as compared to the original ones. All the shortlisted loops can be combined and tested, before their final inclusion into a music file. Quick results and high quality is possible with loops.

 

No Need of Equipment

One need not to be a proud pianist, and own his own equipment. All you need is a software package based on your choice such as DAW (digital audio workstation). In this digital world, it is beneficial to opt for loops and give a desired shape to your imagination.

An Inexpensive Option

Loops are an inexpensive option to create professional music. Their use saves time and the cost of recording or attending live concert for desired loops.

Bright Future

Loops are driving the future of modern music production. They are heavily used in mobile industry, to create sound effects in gaming. Loops provide enough flexibility to music studio’s for quality production. Film producers in large numbers are adopting this solution to add more interesting element in their movies. Looping also holds many strong options that are going to benefit and holds a bright future. 

Author Bio –

I am Ryan Gruss loves to play with music. I am in this industry from many years. I am continuously serving my customers all over the world with the music loops. I create loops and with different varieties and have gained very good fame and name of my organization Thelooploft. I love writing also and I write blogs and articles related to music.

January 27, 2014 by Ryan Gruss

Making Music with MIDI Drum Tracks

Article Summary

Coming up with your own MIDI drum tracks can actually be a great time saver for any producer. In place of listening to various samples and drum loops for hours together, you can simply build up tracks that specifically suit all your music needs. Not only this, MIDI samples can also help you create an immediate cohesion for your entire song instead of mixing and matching the MIDI loops with separate parts of the song.

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MIDI acronym for musical instrument digital interface is a technical standard describing the digital interface, protocol and connectors which allows a large variety of musical electronic instruments and many other related devices to connect and then communicate with one another. It is so designed so as to notify the build-in instruments about what notes to play, how loud to play and when to play. 

Mentioned below are guidelines elaborating how to make music with MIDI drum tracks!

Instructions

Begin By Plugging In Devices

Begin by opening the program that you want to use for creating your MIDI drum tracks. However, you need to plug in your device in case you are using a physical device such as music production controller or a keyboard. You can also make use of Stylus RMX which is a module plug-in that offers a powerful user interface for manipulating sounds in innovative and unique ways.

Pick Your Tempo – It Will Vary Of Every Genre (Rock, Hip Hop, Etc.)

In the second step you are required to pick up a tempo that you want your drum beat to play at. Remember this will fluctuate depending upon the genre of music that you wish to create. You can pick up the MASCHINE Kits in order to incorporate Hip Hop, R&B, Trap and various other types of genres.

 

Step Sequencing of Devices with Software or Otherwise

Move to the software or the step sequencer of your device for importing the many sounds you require in the channel of your sequencer. These can constitute either the samples you collected from the many sources or the samples that you created. Generally kick drum, hi-hat, snare and splash cymbal sounds are the ones that are required. In case you are unable to import the sounds, you have the option of stock samples that even sound good together.

Creating the Drum Track Foundation

You can program any one-bar drum sample that best suits your need. Remember that this will be the foundation of the subsequent drum tracks, so accordingly create the bar that fits into the genre of music that you are attempting to generate. Do not go overboard and keep it simple initially as you always have the option of adding up more accents later.

Looping Generated Drum Patterns

Now duplicate the bar you created for about 8 times for the chorus drums or 16 times for the verse drums. Majority of the MIDI loop drum programs offer the copy-paste feature in them to save upon your time. In case you do not have this option, then manually copy-paste the generated drum patterns.

Adjusting Patterns of Velocities of Drum Hits

Finally, you are required to add up the accents in order to humanize your beat and also to keep it from repeating itself. Also to make the drum patterns rhythmically interesting, either add or delete the parts of the bars 4, 8 and 16. Also if your MIDI drums are equipped with the option of adjusting the patterns of velocities of your drum hits, then go for it to make the beat feel much less robotic.

Author Bio:- I am Ryan Gruss loves to play with music. I am in this industry from many years. I am continuously serving my customers all over the world with the music loops. I create Percussion loops and with different varieties and have gained very good fame and name of my organization Thelooploft. I love writing also and I write blogs and articles related to music.

January 17, 2014 by Ryan Gruss

How to Create Drum and Bass Tracks with Loops

Drum beats

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Drums and bass loops can help you create a bang with some simple techniques. You can easily create your own track with loops. Gone are the times when real musicians created masterpieces after hours of efforts while working in large recording studios. With the latest software and sound techniques, creating melodies or symphonies like Mozart is just a matter of few clicks and clacks.     

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Before creating your own drum and bass track with loops it is important that you understand compression and distortion that is produced with right kicks and snares. You should have complete idea about the highs and lows that shape up the rhythmic section of a track. Understand where the breaks are needed and how a right tempo is maintained for a good sound track.

 

Choosing the Right Sample

Selection of the right sample with percussive effects and appropriate kick samples is very important. For this you can have kick samples fused with rhythmic patterns that can be easily managed with good software.

Layering the Samples

Layering the chopped beats and adding appropriate end points, kicks to the sample, creating a track with loops and a right tempo becomes a real ease. You need to have top kicks for higher frequencies and all the low frequencies will get distributed with the low kicks. Layer the two samples together till you have a rhythmic pattern.

Adding the Effects

Effects like flanging or pitch shifting can add more sense of beats and an overpowering rhythm to the drum track. This step can be done with a separate channel or synthesized sub kicker that allows more controls while mixing the beats. Make the track and beats go in a rhythmic pattern where the music is mainly restricted to the drum and bass loops.       

Processing the Track                                                     

Once you are done with your samples and are prepared with layered effects, it’s time for the processing. Compression with suiting frequencies and distortions can be quite helpful during the whole process.       

Using heavy compression

If you are trying to create fat heavy break beats, it’s common to come across overpowering beats as soon as the big kick drum beat is triggered. Such sounds can be put into a separate channel with its own compression. You can enhance the kick drum by beefing it up with a layered channel. When doing this never let the volume go too loud – there should be enough space for the sub-bass and beat.

Creating a complex rhythm track

Creating a complex rhythm track is possible using layered re-programmed breakbeats. The process is sure trickier, which means that layering to make the sound still sound cohesive rather than different parts is not going to be as easy too. To achieve it you must have accurately programmed drums. In addition, having cymbals and hihats in some regions may be equally helpful.

Liquid Funk Moments and Wave Leads

The two most in things today are liquid funk moments and wave lead. While liquid funk can be created using a sine or a triangle waves low-pass, wave lead is easier to create with the help of short attack release envelop. To make things more interesting, add some glide and create little nasty lead noises.

Author Bio:-

I am Ryan Gruss loves to play with music. I am in this industry from many years. I am continuously serving my customers all over the world with the music loops. I create Percussion loops and with different varieties and have gained very good fame and name of my organization Thelooploft. I love writing also and I write blogs and articles related to music.

January 17, 2014 by Ryan Gruss