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 grooves and release them in a series of volumes. Today I’m happy to announce that Volume 1 is now available as a ReFill for Reason 5, as well as in WAV, AIFF and REX2 formats. Check out the previews below!

Reason ReFill – Celso Alberti Brazilian Drums & Percussion Vol 1 from The Loop Loft on Vimeo.

The Bucket Loop

Loop #94

No trip to Home Depot would be complete without purchasing a big, orange bucket. And no drummer would ever begin using said bucket for its intended purpose until turning it over and playing “Wipe Out” for 10 minutes straight. Instead of filling it full of joint compound and skim coating my dining room walls, I took the bucket into my studio and mic’d it up for some loops.

With a Shure Beta 52A underneath to capture the low end, a Rode NT5 overhead to capture the attack, and one very frustrated wife, I spent the next hour recording a variety of bucket grooves, ranging from samba to hip hop.

Bucket Mic'ing 101
Bucket Mic'ing 101

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Get the .wav file here.

Get the .rx2 file here.

Get the .aiff file here.

103 BPM