Éclat: Part 20

The Challenge:
To create a new track using only stock loops originally from Apple.

A lot of music producers loudly proclaim that using pre-existing loops from your DAW in your tracks is 'cheating'.

However, the opinion over here at Eclat is that using stock loops is no more or less valid than sampling a pre-existing track, than using a field recording, or even building your own sounds entirely from scratch.

Download the pack of loops we used from here, or alternatively, use the loops that came stock with your own DAW.

Here's what we made:

Things you can do with these loops:

  • Slice the drums to make new drum-kits and new rhythms using Simpler in Ableton:

[youtube &w=560&h=315]

(here's how to turn your computer keyboard into a midi controller)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBhxAEll8-k&w=560&h=315]

Click through for more resources...

Chopping up loops in Logic Pro X:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_4uXxxaDig&w=560&h=315]

Chris Punsalan talks about using Loops:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiIcGFmydW4?start=194&w=560&h=315]

Creative ways of approaching Loops:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjNHsrYKkqQ&w=560&h=315]

Ways to process loops to make them sound interesting:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkObLEgXnIU&w=560&h=315]

For help with getting started with your DAW, all our videos about sampling, arranging your track, and more, click on one of the tags on the right for links to more tutorials.