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looploft on 01/15/2014 at 08:22AM

How to Create Your Own Free Music Using Loops

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Loops have been around for many years now. The first uses of loops date back to the 1940s when cassette tapes were used to create tape loops and used to create some interesting loops. Even The Beatles have used loops in their music. But, using loops to create music with the help of loops was never so easy as it is today.

But today, the world has changed and grown very rapidly. The music production industry is going through a change. With the help of the internet, anyone can publish their music out there. The norms of the music industry, that tried to sell everything, are being challenged by indie artists everywhere who create their own music and then share it with the world for free.

How we use loops has also changed with time. Today it is possible to create complete compositions using drum loops , guitar loops, bass loops and other instrument loops that have been recorded by famous and accomplished musicians. All this can be done without having to spend a lot of money on hiring musicians and using high tech studios.

How Loops are Made

There are companies like The Loop Loft that hire musicians and get them to record their instruments to create various beats and fills at various tempos. These percussion loops are simple audio files that can be used in any standard Digital Audio Workstation or DAW software like Cubase or Pro Tools. You can buy these drum tracks for a fraction of the cost. So in a way, the best musicians have now been made available to every indie music producer.

How to Use Loops

These loops can be used in many ways. You can simply use them to create a drum track that you can improvise over with your own instrument. Or you can create your complete composition using nothing but loops. You can also edit the audio files using WAV editors to fine tune the sound to get exactly what you are hearing inside your head.

So if you have a composition that you think would sound great with a certain specific drummer from a specific band, you could probably get the loops of that very drummer and use in your composition. There is something unique about certain artists that just can't be replicated in electronic music production. But with the help of loops now everyone has access to the best sounds of the industry.

And the options are not just limited to drum tracks . You can get guitar, bass, trumpets, saxophone, piano and almost any other instrument in all possible genres such as rock, pop, jazz, blues, country etc. The choices are unlimited and that gives you the opportunity to unleash your creativity and create your own unique music that sounds just as good as a commercial production.


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