Video: Using Multiple Loops In Multiple Meters (all at the same time)

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You were probably just asking yourself... "hmmm, is it possible to use multiple odd meter drum loops (in multiple odd time signatures) together at the same time, and make something that doesn't sound like a Dream Theater b-side?"  Well, you've come to the right place, because I've got your answer:  YES!  It's totally possible, and the results are pretty interesting.
In this video, I show you how to take three different loops in three time signatures (7/8, 7/4 & 15/8) and play them together inside of Reason.  It's easier than you might think, and it ends up creating a groove that changes slightly with every measure.
The MIDI loops utilized in this video come from our recently released Odd Meter MIDI Drums collection, while the 7/4 Rex loop comes from the Odd Meter Grooves Vol 2 pack, and lastly, the Kong Patch hails from our popular Cinematic Drums Vol 2 ReFIll.

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12 Comments

  • You put It right: not realy lost, but you dont know, where the one is. It is a nice tension with a scent of uncontrolled freedom

    Stefan budian on
  • J’aurais du y penser plus tôt, I should have thought of that earlier, très chouette, very nice.
    A better rythm for Paris.
    Take care

    Damusitex on
  • Very nice good grv thanks

    Jon harper on
  • Hey Ryan,
    Nice work. Would be interested in seeing how this would work in Garage Band. Thanks.
    Glenn

    Glenn Lestz on
  • This is great! Thanks for the inspiration:)

    Mark Foster on
  • I knew most of this from a music theory standpoint but this video inspired me to do some experimentation. Great job! Cheers!

    Paul Perkes on
  • this needs serious thought and possibly modern dance? !
    Right down my street.
    Brilliant

    Steve Barnes on
  • 1470 beats (in eight notes), so:
    210 7/8 bars
    105 7/4 bars
    98 15/8 bars.

    I Always loved to play outphased odd meters, life is build on odd meters, the universe is a…

    Okay, okay !

    nicleT on
  • Awesome vid. Now i know how radiohead get it done. Thanks.

    Todd Gillespie on
  • ‘6 Videos That Will Change The Way You Work With Drum Loops’

    After viewing the first video i have writers block no more!

    Thanks Ryan.

    ChefdeParty on

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