Gruss Loops Volume XI Has Arrived!

The most highly anticipated loop pack in the history of recorded music (or just perhaps this blog?) is finally here. Gruss Loops Vol XI has just dropped louder, harder and funkier than J. Lo from Sony. Packaging this fluorescent shade of purple can only mean one thing: mind blowing loops. Volume XI contains over 265 MB worth of high quality, fire-your-mediocre-drummer-inducing beats. Subscribers, just click here to download this gem of a loop pack. The rest of you freeloaders, feel free to take a closer listen below and jam along in your mom’s basement with the mp3s.

131_DanceGate

Don’t confuse this with Watergate. Dick Nixon and Deep Throat weren’t involved with the recording of this set of beats (at least from what I can remember). DanceGate takes an acoustic drum kit playing a variety of “four on the floor” grooves and cuts it up with some very tight gating to sound as if it were put together by some guy like this… but except this isn’t totally lame.

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115_Songo

My last name might be Gruss, but there must be some Latino genes kicking around somewhere deep in my DNA. Whenever I first sit down at my drum kit, I almost always find myself wanking warming up with some sort of songo groove. I don’t know if it’s the melodic interaction with the toms, or just the chance to hit the cowbell on every quarter note, I love playing this type of groove.

[audio:115_Songo.mp3]

110_NineEight

Do you finally have your much-awaited audition with Dream Theater? Or perhaps you’re just trying practice along to some Rush-style grooves? Well, consider yourself lucky. This set of loops in 9/8 will help you become the fusion GOD of odd meters. One extra eighth note on top of a 4/4 groove, this is like the relentless hiccup of pop beats. Now, hold your breath for as long as you can and get down with your prog self.

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119_Vinyl

Huh.. what’s that sound… the popping.. the hiss? It sounds like… vinyl! Damn straight. We don’t just do things in the digital realm around here. We have time machines and shit. What other loop site can give you this type of vintage warmth along with a backbeat strong enough to keep Amy Winehouse from nodding off in the middle of a song?

[audio:119_Vinylb.mp3]

104_JustinT

He’s dated Cameron Diaz. He’s dated Brittney Spears. He has his own restaurant and bar in NYC. He used to look like this. He put his d*#k in a box and made everything cool. It’s about time we honor Mr. T with a series of beats.

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To become a subscriber and gain instant access to all of the 100+ loops (each as AIFF, WAV and REX2) in Volume XI, just click the button below.





Free Loops – Get ’em while you can!

This just in, via The Loop Loft:

Who doesn’t like free stuff? Tonight, The Loop Loft is running a very special promo… one which will help give you a taste of what The Loop Loft is all about: Awesome Loops. So, what’s in it for you? A FREE loop pack delivered (via secure download link) straight to your inbox. What does it take? Just your email address. Here’s how it works:

Simply, enter your email address into the “Join Our Mailing List” box in the right hand column of this page and we will reply with a free download link to our award winning, highly coveted, groove slammin’ Rock Steady Volume 1 loop pack (24 Bit 48 KHZ Audio WAV Format). In order to receive the email reply containing the download link, you must submit your email address before 10pm EDT tonight (Tuesday, March 30th).

We promise we won’t spam you (is there anything more annoying?) or sell your email address to a third party. We simply want to spread the love (and loops) and keep you up to date on the latest at The Loft with our (almost) monthly newsletter.

Cool? The clock is ticking and you’ve got loops to download… so get to it and enjoy!

Cheers,
The Loop Loft


Snap, Crackle & Pop

Loop #128

My studio has a time machine. Does yours? For today’s loop, I set the dial to 1964 and typed in “Destination: Stax Studios“. I was only there long enough to record a three minute session, overdub some tambourine and eat a pulled pork sandwich, but all in all, the trip was a success. With the vinyl master under one arm and a gallon of BBQ sauce under the other, I transported myself back to current day Boston, where I just finished digitizing the session for your pleasure. Subscribers, look for the rest of tracks in the upcoming April release of Gruss Loops.

snap, crackle, pop

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[audio:119_Vinyl.mp3]

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119 BPM

Get Out Your Hacky Sack

Loop #127

Take a little bit of Sublime, mix it up with a dash of 311, and you’ve got yourself some serious stoner-funk-reggae. This particular genre requires one very ringy, high-pitched snare drum, some off-beat hi hat skankin’, and an extra large brownie.

Crunchy grooves, brah!

Here’s a four measure loop that will make patchouli oil ooze from your speakers.

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[audio:78_StonerFunk.mp3]

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78 BPM

Spring loop sale!

This just in, via my very close friends at The Loop Loft:
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The sun is out, the snow is melting and the birds are chirping. Things are finally warming up over at The Loop Loft and we’ve decided to celebrate the first day of Spring with a massive sale on ALL loop packs. We’ve slashed prices by up to 70% on our entire collection. This is your chance to instantly download and stock up your loop library for as little as $9.95!

Even kittens are excited about this sale!

7 Days

I’m not referring to the lame Sting song (ok ok, I admit I like it… relax), I’m talking about the seven days I just spent on vacation in Mexico. Without going into too many details (most of which, I can’t really remember anyway), my wife and I just returned from a much needed getaway to Tulum. A place where the sun is hot, the beer is cold and the tacos are cheap. In other words, my Heaven.

Watch out for the Green Fairy

Loop #126

To celebrate the return from my seven day vacation, I decided it would be appropriate to record a series of loops in 7/8. Here’s a two measure snippet from today’s session, the rest of which, will be made available to my loyal and extremely good-looking subscribers on April 1st (not a joke).

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[audio:135_7Daze.mp3]

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135 BPM

I’m Outta Here!

Well, not for good… but for the next week I’ll be spending the majority of my time sitting here and drinking this. Don’t look for any new loops to be posted on this site, but for some highly insightful, tequila-fueled rants and observations, be sure to keep up with me over on Twitter.

Loop #125

As I pack my bags (and 30 SPF sunblock), I leave you with a loop inspired by this guy:

Funky hair. Funkier Beatz.

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[audio:104_JT.mp3]

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104 BPM