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...

The Loop Loft Partners With Ableton

Here's some news that I'm pretty proud of: "The Loop Loft has teamed up with Ableton to bring you a customized, "Live Ready" version of Hip Hop Drums Vol 1.  This collection has been reconfigured from the ground up to work seamlessly inside of Live, and is fully integrated with custom drum racks, clips, effects, macro controls and hundreds of loops.  And since it's an official "Live Ready"...

Hide your kids, hide your wife – I’m blogging again!

It's true, I'm back to blogging again on a regular basis. But not on this site.... I'll be doing it over here at The Loop Loft, where I'm paid in nachos and beer to write about what I'm up to. And yes, I'll still be providing free loops in WAV, REX2 and AIFF formats. Are we cool again? So, make sure to update your RSS reader and add this feed to stay up to date with the latest loops!

Not Just Drum Loops

After recording literally thousands of drum loops by myself, I've recently branched out and started producing loops with other artists. And not just drummers, but actual, real musicians. I kid, I kid... The latest artist I've had the opportunity to work with is bassist extraordinaire, Janek Gwizdala. Janek is an old friend of mine from my Berklee days and is one of the most incredible bass...

Indie Rock Drums

Where the hell have I been? Confined to the sweatshop of drum beats (aka The Loop Loft), producing this fine collection of drum noises and rhythms.. which is finally out today! Check it: Via The Loop Loft: We get it. You're an indie artist and you're not looking for over-produced drum loops that sound like outtakes from a 1987 Bon Jovi session. You'll never book a show in Brooklyn with that kind...

Going down to Brazil!

Over the past few months, I've had the pleasure to work with the amazing Celso Alberti (Steve Winwood, Airto, Flora Purim, Herbie Mann) on an in-depth collection of authentic Brazilian drum loops and samples. It's been a pleasure to work with Celso and an incredible learning experience for me. There is such a vast amount of unique rhythms hailing from Brazil, we decided to focus on certain...

New Reason 5 ReFill

A new ReFill has been released over at The Loop Loft. Check it out! Funk Essentials Reason 5 ReFill from The Loop Loft on Vimeo. With 229 REX2 loops, 4 Combinators, 5 Kong and and 26 Dr Octo Rex Patches, The Funk Essentials ReFill is a collection of drum grooves and sounds inspired by everything from early Motown, spaced-out Funkadelic, dirty hip-hop, James Brown and everything else in between....

Crazy, Massive Sale on Reason 5 ReFills

Yeah, it's me. I'm still alive. I've spent the past two months knee-deep in diapers and spit-up, but I promise to return to a more regular blogging schedule soon. Until then, I just wanted to let you know about this crazy sale over at The Loop Loft. 50% off all Reason 5 Refills... this weekend only. Damnit, now that's what I call a sale.