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.