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 […]

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 […]

New ReFill for Reason 5 – The Art of Brushes

You’re probably asking yourself, why doesn’t Ryan post on this blog as much as he used to? What happened to all of the Dave Weckl jokes? Where are all of the references to 80’s hair metal? Well, things have been absolutely nuts for me lately. Nuts in a good way.. but nuts, nonetheless. A major, […]

Got brush loops?

Wondering why I haven’t posted in a while?  It’s because I’ve been putting the finishing touches on this bad boy.  I also have something even bigger to announce in a few days.  No, I’m not taking over Ricky Rockett’s drum throne in Poison.  But it’s almost as exciting.  Here’s the official press release for today’s […]

Turn Up The Quiet

Loop #139 When your studio is temporarily set up in a spare bedroom (I’m doing some more work on the carriage house) and your wife is taking a nap (apparently, pregnant women love to nap), knowing how to play quietly becomes an essential part of the production process… and a happy marriage. And playing quietly […]

Back To Brushes

I know, I know…. things have been a little quiet around here lately. But trust me, I have a very good Reason for my absence. I would love to share more information with you at this time, but a team of international lawyers and a very large Swedish man who goes by the name, “Sven”, […]

The Art of Brushes – Vol 1

Breaking news, hot off the press from the good people over at thelooploft.com: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Loop Loft, Boston, MA – February 12, 2010 – Have you been searching for a loop pack focused entirely on brushes? Well, you’re not alone. At The Loop Loft, we’ve received many requests for drum loops that incorporate […]

Brushing Up On The Funk

Such a pun-laden headline could only mean one thing: Another funk loop. And rather than picking up the sticks and burying the VU meters into the red, I decided to to go the subtle route and use brushes to lay down the back beat. Loop #119 I’ll admit, I’m not breaking any new ground with […]

Save the Beat

I can’t tell you how sick I am of hearing tired, canned dance beats. I don’t even like dance music. But if I have to hear it while out in public, away from the safe confines of my iPod, I might as well try to improve the quality of the drum sounds. The world has […]