Tagged: GarageBand

Full Circle With Multitrack Drums

When I started this blog (mainly as a way to share files with my friends) 2 1/2 years ago, I did so by recording drum loops in Logic, and then posting the entire multitrack session for download. This way not only a great way for me to practice both my production and performance chops, but as a way to collaborate with my musical friends, many who were living in Los Angeles, New York and London.

As things progressed and this blog transitioned into a full-blown production company, I shifted to the more traditional loop formats (stereo WAV, AIFF and REX2 files) in order to be compatible with all major DAWs and provide downloads of thousands of loops digital without being more than several gigabytes in size. As you probably know, the size of multitrack sessions can add up fast and storing all of that data (let alone, the bandwidth of transferring it to customers) was going to be crazy, crazy expensive.

Well, with the price of online storage dropping dramatically, I’m happy to say that I’m back to my roots…. recording multitrack drum sessions for The Loop Loft. To make these sessions compatible with all major DAWs we decided to provide the stems as wav files, rather than as Logic session files. So now you can fire up Ableton, Cubase, Garageband, Reaper or whatever your favorite DAW is and drag and drop the multitracks in. I’m pretty excited about the flexibility this will give people, allowing them to control every single detail of my drum tracks, from the panning of a tom to the amount of compression on the kick drum.

So, here you have it, my new baby: multitrack drum sessions. Check out the video below for a glimpse of how it all works.

Multitrack Drum Session – The Loop Loft from The Loop Loft on Vimeo.

Multitrack drum sessions for logic, pro tools, cubase, ableton

Apple Loops!

If providing you with every possible loop format is wrong, then I don’t want to be right. In another step to make this blog the greatest thing since the NKOTB reunion, I’ve decided to start providing Apple loops (AIFF files) along with every new beat. They’ll be included at the bottom of each post along with the WAV and REX2 files. Now you can just drop the loops into GarageBand or Logic and easily adjust the tempo to fit your needs. Look for the inaugural AIFF file to be posted shortly…

Steve Jobs Approves These Loops
Steve Jobs Approved