Drumloops are useful in many different ways. They can be used to spice up your musical productions as is, but they’re also an awesome source for creating your own drum kits.
With FL Studio and Edison it’s very easy to edit, cut and save all the individual drum sounds from loops and start building your own collection of drum kits and use them to make your own beats.
In this short tutorial I will show you how to do it in Edison.
First thing to do is to load Edison and pick a nice drumloop from your sample collection and drop it to Edison:
Select a region around the kick drum and press End button in your computer keyboard to zoom in to the selected region:
In the zoomed area, fine tune the selection to make it start exactly where the kick drum start and end where it ends:
If you want, you can normalize the selected region. After that, press Alt + M to set markers around the selected region and name it as you wish. This is very handy feature when you’re “ripping” individual drum sounds from loop as you can export multiple marked regions automatically as individual samples all at once.
Do the same for the other drum sounds such as hihats and claps as well:
After that, export the regions as WAV for common use:
It’s best to save them to a folder that you can locate easily via the FL Studio Browser to pick them up and load to your projects:
Now, navigate to the folder where you saved the samples via FL Studio Browser:
Drag the samples to a sampler channel and start building your own beats:
Keep doing this. In time you are going to have a HUGE collection of drum samples. And net is FULL of free drumloops so you’ll never run out of sample material. Then start to mix up them: use different sounds from different drum kits as you build your beats and you come up with some very interesting drum sound variations.
(Thanks to Warbeats for the inspiration!)