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Gruss Loops on Primetime TV!

My good friend, tv and film composer extraordinaire, Will Bates, just informed me that some Gruss Loops will be featured tomorrow night on VH1’s live special, Divas. The show is being hosted by the shit bat-crazy one and only, Paula Abdul, and will feature live performances from Cindy Lauper, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus and the first person l think of when I hear the word “diva”, Stevie Wonder. I was wondering when Miley and Stevie would finally work together.

Paual Abdul
Paual Abdul

Anyway, sandwiched between Paula’s incoherent rambling and Stevie’s diva-ing, listen for some beats from Gruss Loops Volume III (now available in the back issue store) as well as a mix of fills and breakdowns from previous packs.

Introducing Gruss Loops – Volume II

It’s midnight. It’s July 1st. This can only mean one thing: My rent is going to be late. But as coincidence would also have it, Gruss Loops – Volume II is now available!

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For this month’s loop pack, I wanted to give everyone a small preview of what’s inside the box. Here’s a sneak peak into the sonic orgy that my subscribers partake in everyday:

157_DeathCabbage – Indie rock meets your backyard garden. Poppy enough to get signed to Atlantic Records yet dirty enough to be welcomed in Williamsburg.

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118_CoolQuest – A series of grooves and fills inspired by the one and only, ?uestLove. Afro and hair pick not included.

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300_BeBop – What, you were just about to ask when I’d include jazz loops? Consider yourself served. Uptempo and aggressive bop for your inner Sonny Stitt.

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96_Cowbell – I’m bringing cowbell back. As I previously mentioned, my favorite percussion accessory is now out of retirement and back on the dance floor.

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129_Distorted Shuffle – Who said shuffles were just for blues bands? Step back from the speakers. This set of shuffles is about to kick you in the ‘nads and walk off with your girlfriend.

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118_AfroCuban – The product of my collaboration with Bob Reynolds, this set of loops brings together the traditional Bembe patterns of West Africa with the slickness of a coked out LA session musician from the 80’s.

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Plus many, many more groves. Over 100 in total….. All for $9.95

All loops are 24-bit stereo 48 kHz files and provided in WAV, REX2, & AIFF formats.

To become a subscriber and gain instant access to Gruss Loops – Volume II, just click the button below.





A Deal You Can’t Refuse

As I’m putting the finishing touches on Gruss Loops Volume II, I realized I should make you painfully aware of the sweet deal that currently lays before you. You see, since I’m offering the loop packs as a subscription service, there will be over 200 loops available over the course of the next two days. That’s right. You could sign up now, grab Volume I right now AND Volume II in another 24 hours…. all for the rock bottom price of $9.95. You can even cancel after you nab both of the packs. See if I care (you cheap bastard). I know you’ll be back for more.

If you’ve been thinking about subscribing, now’s your chance to get the most for your money. Would you rather have 200 new loops or eat three Big Macs? Seriously, we’re talking 5 cents per loop. You can hardly find gumballs anymore for a fucking nickel. After July 1st, Volume One will go deep into the “archives” and only be available as a back issue. Time is of the essence. What are you waiting for?

Jimmy, VP of ryangruss.com Sales
Jimmy, VP of ryangruss.com Sales

Not to leave you hanging…

Yes yes, I know I haven’t been cranking out the free loops on a “daily” basis this week. A full refund is in the mail. I promise. You see, things are pretty crazy around “Casa del Gruss” at the moment. We’re currently looking for some new digs (something a little more drummer friendly.. you know, ideally with a barn and a 48 channel Neve console) and I’m finishing up Volume II of Gruss Loops… to be released next week! But fear not, here’s a loop to keep you cheap bastards entertained in the meantime.

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Loop #77

Today’s loop is a good old, “drop it on top of whatever” type of dance beat. You can’t go wrong with a nice bell pattern on the ride, a straight 4/4 beat between the kick and snare and a hefty amount of filtering.

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Download the Logic session here. (180MB)

Get the .wav file here.

Get the .rx2 file here.

Get the .aiff file here.

122 BPM