Things Are Really Getting Odd

Between assembling baby furniture, raking leaves in the yard, and diligently working on a new ReFill for Propellerhead, I somehow managed to crank out another collection of beats and samples for The Loop Loft. I also managed to not update this blog in several weeks. So sorry.

Anyway, this particular collection consists entirely of odd meter grooves. And we’re not just talking geeky nü-metal stuff…. I’ve covered a gamut of genres with this one. Jazz, funk, rock, pop and folk… it’s all in this pack. Hot off the wires, here’s the official press release from The Loft:

The only thing odd about these loops are the time signatures.  With a massive amount of loops, fills and samples recorded in everything BUT 4/4, The Loop Loft is happy to announce the release of Odd Meter Grooves Vol 2.  Taking a natural and musical approach to live drum tracks ranging in time signatures like 3/4, 7/8, 5/4, and 9/8, this collection provides users with the articulate and fluid phrasing that programmed beats simply can’t provide.

Odd Meter Grooves Vol 2 by thelooploft

We’ve also expanded The Platinum Pack to include the recent releases of The Art of Brushes 2and the Odd Meter 2 pack, bringing the total size of the collection to over 1.4 GB.  Now’s your opportunity to instantly download every drum loop we’ve ever recorded (1,702 loops), and save 40%!

Friday Funk

When I was in high school, my friends and I were huge Rage Against The Machine fans. When I think back to my senior year, “Killing In The Name Of” is the soundtrack in my mind that accompanies the memories. Such sweet, innocent times.

This is why I was struck with a serious case of nostalgia when I finally heard (yes, I know this has been out for a year) Zack de la Rocha’s vocals on this video from One Day as a Lion, his new band. It’s good to hear him again, and this time he has former Mars Volta drummer, Jon Theodore, laying it down. Check it out.

The Big News – Reason 5 ReFills

I’m happy to (finally) announce the release of a project I’ve been working on all summer. I’ve partnered with the über-cool Swedish software company, Propellerhead, to produce two ReFills designed specifically for Reason 5 and Record 1.5.

After spending the past several months practically living in the beta version of this software (officially released just over a month ago), I can easily say this latest release contains two of the biggest innovations to ever take place in the world of loops; The Dr. Octo Rex and Kong. They allow the user to dissect and interact with loops in a way that was never before possible. Some bold statements? Yes (especially from someone partnering with them!), but if you take a look at the demo videos on their website, you’ll understand where I’m coming from.

Anyway, enough gushing. You can check out my first two ReFills over on Propellerhead’s website, as well as The Loop Loft. Below are some videos that give you a peak inside of each ReFill pack.