How To Use Loops To Spice Up Your Beats

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How To Use Loops

I’m a big fan of loops. I have a huge collection of drumloops, synthloops, bassloops, etc. which I have gathered from all kinds of places in all these years. Loops can give a lot of extra edge to your music when used right. Especially drumloops. With a little of work you can create professionally sounding drum tracks almost instantly.

What is a loop you may ask. Bascially, it’s a sample which is repeated. Loops used in a modern electronic music are usually a sequence of drums, basslines or melodies of a certain length recorded to audio file and when played repeatedly they sound like a piece of composition that keeps repeating seamlessly.

Most of the commercial and free sample packs you can buy or download all over the net contains loops. Loops in these packs are usually 4, 8 or 16 bars long and the tempo varies according the genre.

This tutorial video will show you how you can mix drumloops with your kick drum to quickly create a nice groove. You’ll learn how to sync loops that are on a different tempo via the time stretch function in FL Studio. Also some very basic equalization is covered.

Also, remember to check my tutorial on how to add variation to a loop.

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Petri Suhonen is an electronic music hobbyist. He has been producing music with computers over a decade on such styles as trance, downtempo, ambient & experimental electronic using FL Studio.

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Jon W
5 years 5 months ago

Nice tutorial 🙂 I’ve never really messed with loops but when I downloaded some of the free samples linked on here they came with alot!
Looks like I might have to try something new 😀
Thanks!!

martin o
martin o
5 years 5 months ago

Well done tutorial. Informative and very helpful thank you vm

shadow tha enigneer
shadow tha enigneer
5 years 12 days ago

hey where did you find your drumloops i’m going insane trying to find some

hussein
hussein
4 years 8 months ago

can you b profession by use loops and big producer i m try to be one

Moe
4 years 2 months ago

I’ve never used a drum loop before, but I recently got some new software with a few hip hop drum loops in it, and I was kinda amazed how nice and professional sounding the sample loops was. I agree with you when you say it can give you an edge, because it can expand your creativity and shorten your production time when making beats.

Great posts Petri, I’m excited about reading more of your submissions.

Thanks

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