Originally Posted by Hope209
Ok, I know nothing about MIDI and have been very anti-loops and MIDI(aren't most guitarists?) but lately my opinion has been changing. A lot of my favorite bands or producers incorporate little loops and electronic beats into their songs so I think I should try to too.
So how do you guys do it? I know nothing about drums and can't play them on a keyboard to save my life. Yesterday I recorded this woman who wanted some electronic drums on her song, but neither of us can play drums at all so we went through the drum kits on my Motif ES8 and simply recorded the arpeggiated beats. BUT the tempos can't be changed to perfect increments so while we recorded the piano at 152bpm, the beat we wanted only went to 151 or 153.
I would like to get some loops that I can use to play along with on guitar. Regular 5 piece kits and techno kits would be cool. Can you just buy loops and import them to your sequencer(Im using Pro Tools LE) onto a MIDI track? Or what? And when you buy loops, how do you guys manipulate them to make it how you want? Thanks!
There's two types of loops, audio and midi.
With audio loops you just put it into your DAW (Pro Tools LE) and away you go.
With midi loops, you can put into your DAW (Pro Tools LE) but you'll need to load a drum kit instrument on that instrument track. I don't know Pro Tools LE but if it doesn't have a drum kit, you need to get one otherwise that midi loop isn't going to do much good.
As far as getting midi loops for drums, just google "midi songs" and most songs have drums, when you bring that midi song into your DAW, just delete all the other midi tracks and keep the drum track to do what you want with it.