Eric Harland Drum Loops

Over the past six months I've had the privilege to produce some incredible drum loops with the great Eric Harland. If you haven't checked out Eric's playing, stop whatever it is you're doing and check him out on YouTube. Here's a video preview of the loops sessions, as well as a full-length interview with Eric.

Video: Making Linear Drum Loops in Reason 6

One of my most popular blog posts is the one I wrote a few years ago entitled "Linear Drumming for Dummies".  It's a concept made famous by Steve Gadd (he's no dummy) and oddly enough, Wikipedia references this very blog when talking about the most widely discussed song featuring linear drumming, Paul Simon's "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover". In the video below, I demonstrate how to create linear...

My New Baby – Cinematic Drums Vol 2

Volume 2 picks up where our first release left off, taking an even more innovative and sound design-based approach to cinematic drum loops.   And "drums" don't even begin to describe the audio contained in this collection.  We raided the kitchen and mic'd up sauce pans.  We took a van full of bass drums to an airplane hangar.  We intimately recorded a rusty hand saw and almost lost a...

New ReFills for Reason 6

The Loop Loft just released two new ReFills for Reason 6 that I produced. Check 'em out! Reason ReFill - Indie Rock Drums Vol 2 Following on the success of our first Indie Rock Drums ReFill, Volume 2 delves even deeper into the many subgenres (and sounds) of indie rock. From the post-hardcore aggressiveness of Fugazi, to the slapbacked echos of Built to Spill, to the gritty blues of The Black...

The Sound of Skin – A Free Download

Yep, this is what I spend my time working on. via The Loop Loft: Skin.  Not only is it our body's largest organ, it's now the latest addition to The Loop Loft's offering of fine instruments.  Ever wondered what goosebumps sound like?   Does the skin of a newborn resonate more than that of a 34 year old man who's never worn sunscreen?  How much bass can our cheeks really produce?  Does fist...

I’ve Got Your Multitrack Drums Right Here

The Loop Loft just released a new collection of Multitrack Drums that I produced. Check it: "Take the melodic mallet drumming of Art Blakey, combine it with warm brush strokes of Philly Joe Jones and mix it together with some 21st century backbeats, and you get our latest Multitrack Drums release, "Felt and Wires". Consisting of six individual channels of drum set mics along with 4 channels of...

More Indie Rock Drums!

It's Friday... which means two things: 1. I'm drinking some excellent IPA. 2. There's a new release from The Loop Loft. Check the details and listen below! Following on the success of our first Indie Rock Drums release, Volume 2 delves even deeper into the many subgenres (and sounds) of indie rock. From the post-hardcore angst of Fugazi, to the slapbacked echos of Built to Spill, to the gritty...

2 New Multitrack Sessions

Things have been busy for me this week at The Loop Loft.  Today we just released two new Multitrack Drum Sessions, "Funk Meets Fusion" and "Thick & Meaty".  Check 'em out below: What would it sound like if legendary funk drummer, Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown) joined a legendary fusion band like Weather Report, and they only performed in dance clubs where the tempo was regulated to 128...

Slide Guitar with Doug Wamble

There's something special about the sound of slide guitar. Whether it be in a country, blues, folk or rock song, there's a certain je ne sais quoi that instantly hits my soul when I hear those notes slip from fret to fret. Why am I having such a cheesy, heartfelt moment about a certain six stringed instrument? Because I'm super stoked about the latest project I worked on for The Loop Loft. I had...