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The Loop Loft was founded by drummer / producer / loop guru, Ryan Gruss.  A boutique sample shop, The Loop Loft records the best musicians on the planet to create the highest quality drum loops, ReFills, Ableton Live Packs & Multitrack Sessions available anywhere.  More...


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From The Garage Vol 1

$ 39.00

Open up any garage door and you'll see a symphony of sounds right in front of you. From the roar of a lawnmower engine, to the incredible bass of a deflated basketball, we set out to capture these musical elements and produce a unique loop and sample library that opens the doors to inspiration. ...
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The Platinum Pack - Save 90%!

$ 99.00

The Loop Loft just went 8X platinum and now so can you!  With over 8,000,000 kB (8.8 GB to be exact) of drum loops in our library, The Platinum Pack is a bundled collection featuring 40 of The Loop Loft's most popular loop and sample collections.  With everything from bebop brush grooves, to fli...
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Matt Chamberlain Drums Bundle

$ 68.00

After multiple trips to the West Coast, countless hours in the studio, and many gigabytes of carefully crafted drum loops and samples later, The Loop Loft is thrilled to present The Matt Chamberlain Drums Bundle. Recorded at Chamberlain’s personal Cyclops Studio inside of the famed Sound City c...
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MIDI Drum Loop Bundle

$ 812.00 $ 79.00

We've bundled all 28 of our popular MIDI Drum Loop sessions, providing you with a massive range of the authentic and unique grooves that The Loop Loft is known for. Consisting of chart-topping Classic Beats, our genre-spanning Drumatic Beats, the über-hip Indie Rock Drums, the funktastic Funk Dr...
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Omar Hakim Drums Bundle

$ 68.00

We've bundled up Volume 1 and Volume 2 of our popular Omar Hakim Drums (David Bowie, Daft Punk, Miles Davis) loop and sample collections, giving you instant access to one of the world's greatest drummers, all at an 80% bundled savings (offer ends soon)! This massive bundle features 467 unique gr...
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Flipped Drums Vol 1

$ 39.00

Ready to go beyond breakbeats?  We just flipped the drum world in every direction but the usual 2 & 4 backbeats.  Introducing Flipped Drums Vol 1.  An entire collection of loops and samples focused on live drum grooves, but flipped on their head, putting an entirely new syncopated dimension ...
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Cinematic Drums Bundle

$ 78.50

If you're looking to load up on Cinematic drums, percussion, sound effects and grooves (and also want to save 50%), then this is the collection for you.  We've bundled all four of our popular Cinematic loop releases together, providing you with a vast treasure trove of truly unique and inspiring ...
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Beats Like Bonham Bundle - WAV, REX2, AIFF & Stylus RMX

$ 78.00

The grooves made famous by John Bonham are now at your fingertips.  Introducing Beats Like Bonham Drum Loops.  Following the success of our hugely popular Bonham Complete Takes series, we have designed a new stereo loop set collection, giving you all of the beats in 24 bit 48 kHz clarity and in a...
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Celso Alberti - Brazilian Drums & Percussion Vol 1

$ 39.00

The latest release in The Loop Loft's "Artist Series", this instantly downloadable collection brings the infectious grooves and sounds of world-renowned drummer, Celso Alberti (Steve Winwood, Airto, Flora Purim, Herbie Mann), directly into your own sessions.  Volume 1 explores a vast range of Bra...
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Bundle of Brushes

$ 82.00

If you're looking for brush loops, then you've come to the right place. We've bundled together Vol 1, Vol 2,  Vol 3, Vol 4, and Vol 5 of our popular Art of Brushes series to give you the entire collection at an 85% savings. From jazz, to roots rock, to blues, to funk, this bundle of brush loops w...
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The Master Collection - Every Loop // Every Format

$ 5,990.00 $ 990.00

Save 80% Introducing The Master Collection.  EVERY loop ever released in EVERY format at a 80% bundled discount.  Plus, you'll receive 80% off of all future Loop Loft releases.  If you're looking for the biggest and best value from The Loop Loft, this is it!  You'll never be at a loss for loops ...
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Eric Harland - Looped Bundle

$ 73.50

"...setting the rhythm of jazz's future." -  The New York Times We've bundled Vol 1, Vol 2 & Vol 3 of Eric Harland's critically-acclaimed "Looped" series, giving you instant access to drum loops and samples from one of the most exciting and innovative drummers in the world, while also savi...
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Classic Beats - MIDI Drum Loops

$ 29.00

From Kanye to Clapton, Dylan to Daft Punk, Bowie to Prodigy, we meticulously reproduced 100 classic drum grooves in MIDI format, giving you unprecedented access to some of the most iconic beats of our time. With drum tracks that span from Zeppelin's bombastic "When The Levee Breaks" to the subtle...
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Track Stacks Bundle

$ 122.00

Are you ready for the drum loop revolution?  The Track Stacks Bundle gives you Vol 1 , Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4 and Vol 5 of this popular series, all at a 50% savings.  The bundle puts an entire drum and percussion ensemble at your fingertips, bringing a completely new dimension to any production wit...
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Nate Smith Drums Bundle

$ 48.00

If you're looking for a drum library with a focus on "live" hypnotic drum grooves with an incredibly deep pocket, The Nate Smith Drums Bundle is the collection for you. This bundle features both his Vol 1 and Vol 2 collections, all at a 30% bundled savings. Recorded at the famed Bunker Studios i...
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Joey Waronker Drums Volume 3

$ 49.00

This is what happens when we decide to create a loop and sample library that is anything but "normal". For this experimental sonic endeavor, we teamed up again with Joey Waronker (Beck, Atoms for Peace, R.E.M.) to produce the most "distinctive" release in his popular series of drum loops and samp...
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Four On The Floor Drum Bundle

$ 49.00

Looking for live drum loops and samples focused around the "uniting pulse" of four on the floor rhythm? This is the bundle you've been waiting for. The Four On The Floor Drum Bundle features both of our popular Vol 1 and Vol 2 libraries, all at a 35% savings. Featuring twelve complete sessions (a...
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Drum Direktor Bundle

$ 447.00 $ 224.00

The Drum Direktor Bundle gives you instant access to all three of our acclaimed CINEMATIK, From The Garage and FNK-4 Instruments, all at an incredible bundled discount. About Drum Direktor: Drum Direktor is the first release in a series of instruments designed from the ground up to give you comp...
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The New York All-Star Drum Sessions Bundle

$ 340.00 $ 170.00

Big Drums from The Big Apple!  The New York All-Star Drum Sessions Bundle features six complete loop and sample libraries from top NYC drummers including Eric Harland, Mark Guiliana and Aaron Comess, all at a 50% bundled savings. The bundle includes loops in REX2, AIFF, WAV and Stylus RMX formats...
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Reuben Rogers - Upright Bass Bundle

$ 39.00

The Reuben Rogers Upright Bass Bundle gives instant access to both his Volume 1 and Nothing But The Blues libraries, all at a 30% bundled savings! About Volume 1 There's nothing quite like the warm, resonate and punchy sound of an upright acoustic bass.  And in the hands of one of the world's pr...
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Dry Drums Vol 5

$ 49.00

Over a year in the making, Dry Drums Volume 5 takes punchy, fat and dry drums to the next level. The largest library in the popular Dry Drums Series, Volume 5 features hundreds of live drum grooves organized into six complete sessions. In addition, we sampled the sounds of every drum and cymbal ...
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From The Garage Vol 1

$ 39.00

Open up any garage door and you'll see a symphony of sounds right in front of you. From the roar of a lawnmower engine, to the incredible bass of a deflated basketball, we set out to capture these musical elements and produce a unique loop and sample library that opens the doors to inspiration. ...
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The Platinum Pack - Save 90%!

$ 99.00

The Loop Loft just went 8X platinum and now so can you!  With over 8,000,000 kB (8.8 GB to be exact) of drum loops in our library, The Platinum Pack is a bundled collection featuring 40 of The Loop Loft's most popular loop and sample collections.  With everything from bebop brush grooves, to fli...
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Nate Smith Drums Vol 1

$ 49.00

Known for his deep pocket, explosive dynamics and ability to adapt to any musical situation, Nate Smith had become one of the most in-demand drummers across a multitude of genres including funk, jazz, pop and hip hop. With his first Volume 1 Loop Loft release, Nate brings it all to the table (and...
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Flipped Drums Vol 1

$ 39.00

Ready to go beyond breakbeats?  We just flipped the drum world in every direction but the usual 2 & 4 backbeats.  Introducing Flipped Drums Vol 1.  An entire collection of loops and samples focused on live drum grooves, but flipped on their head, putting an entirely new syncopated dimension ...
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Drum Direktor From The Garage

$ 149.00 $ 99.00

The bar on drum plugins has just been raised. Introducing the all new Drum Direktor "From The Garage". Completely redesigned (leveraging the newly expanded user interface for Kontakt), Drum Direktor brings together sampling, looping and step sequencing together in a drum instrument unlike anythin...
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The Artist Series Bundle

$ 229.00

The Artist Series Bundle brings together the entire all-star roster of Loop Loft Artists in one massive collection (and at a savings of over 80%). With 35 critically acclaimed libraries featuring over 17 GB of content, The Artist Series Bundle gives you instant access to the best drummers, percus...
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Track Stacks Vol 5

$ 29.00

Ready to change the way you work with loops?  Track Stacks Vol 5 brings unprecedented control to the production process.  With six complete drum sessions covering funk, hip hop, cinematic, rock and experimental grooves, this latest Track Stacks instantly layers 8 unique channels of drums and per...
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Ryan's Corner

Do You Believe In Magic (Drum Rooms)?

If you've ever recorded live drums, then you know how important the actual room is to the finished product. Small, carpeted rooms with additional acoustic treatment will have a super "dry" sound, due to the lack of sonic reflections, while big rooms with high ceilings, hard surfaces (like concrete and dense wood) will produce a much more "live" drum sound due to long decay times (aka natural reverb).

 

But here's the crazy thing.... One of the most iconic drum rooms in history was never even meant to be a drum room at all. The live room at Sound City Studios was originally built as a factory for Vox amplifiers in the 1960's. With it's parallel surfaces (an acoustics 101 no-no) and square, "boxy" shape, it technically should sound horrible. But it doesn't. It sounds like hit records.

Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Rage Against The Machine, Metallica and The Red Hot Chili Peppers (just to name a few) have recorded some of their most successful albums in this very (unconventional) room. 

What are your thoughts and theories on drum rooms? Please leave your comments below!

Sound City Studio Dave Grohl

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VIDEO: The Early Days of Sampling

These days, most of us (including myself) take sampling for granted. We have our MPCs and MASCHINEs sitting right in front of us, and it's just a matter of dragging and dropping a file and you're good to go.

 

But that wasn't always the case. In addition to technically being more "work" to get the audio into your own track, early sampling was often "lifted" from copyrighted material, causing a firestorm of legal battles between content owners and those using their audio.

This video is a great look into where the sampling world was back in 1988, both legally and technically.  Also, I'm pretty sure that's a young Saul Goodman at the 7:45 mark.

Fairlight Sampler

 

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VIDEO: We Are The World (Behind The Scenes)

Ok, this is pretty fascinating. Sit back, and enjoy this rare, behind-the-scenes footage of one of the most iconic (and top-selling) songs in music history, 'We Are The World':

 

This particular video is from the final night of overdubs at A&M Studios in Hollywood on January 28, 1985. The sheer amount of "pop stars" in the same room is a bit mesmerizing... Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Lionel Richie, Steve Perry, Daryl Hall and Cyndi Lauper, just to name a few.

Watch them work out the vocal harmonies and the bridge section, and take special note of their "mic technique", as they are all gathered around several AKG C 12 mics. This recording session was truly history in the making.

 

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