“The Loop Loft is proud to announce the latest release fresh from our studio: “World Drum Loops – Vol 1”. We’ve taken an eclectic mix of rhythms and sounds from all over the world and combined them into one highly diverse loop pack. With drum and percussion grooves hailing from areas like Jamaica, Africa, Cuba, South India and Trinidad, World Drum Loops Volume 1 will supply you with a unique arsenal of culturally and geographically inspired loops and sounds. Listen to the audio preview and you’ll hear what we’re talking about!”
Today’s loop started off as your typical 6/8 Afro Cuban groove. Well, not that typical. I took the traditional bembé clave which is normally played on a cowbell and moved it around the toms. If you want authentic latin beats, don’t turn to the kid who grew up in Iowa. I mean, I went to high school with these clowns.
6/8 Afro Cuban, from someone who has never been to Africa or Cuba:
Anyway, to bastardize this loop to the fullest, I ran all of the drum tracks through Logic’s EVOC 20 Filterbank. I played with the stereo width, LFO rates and resonance levels until my vanilla, 4 bar beat turned into something that didn’t even resemble a drum set.
Björk just called. She wants her production style back. But I’ll post it anyway…