Bouncing audio with effects and then editing the resulting audio clips is a trick that some producers have been using for years. Here's a practical example of how it works in Live.
What if you could take the exact performance of a classic drum loop and recreate it using your own samples, with just a few steps? With SD3 and Regroover, you can! Here's how.
Sample Logic's latest Kontakt instrument crams over 1000 loops and 1800 presets into a clever four-core loop instrument. Joshua Casper found himself suitably impressed.
Don't throw that tired old library of loops out! Instead, why not recycle them into something new, interesting and usable? Here are some top tips for breathing life into your library.
You don't get much for under $5... a cup of coffee, a newspaper... or a collection of 72 ambient loops plus a built-in monosynth for Reaktor!
Creating hip hop loops for yourself or to sell commercially can be great fun. Here are some tip tips to help you get hipping, hopping, and hopefully not stopping.
A site where you can choose a bespoke way to buy just the samples you need is always a welcome addition to the market. Could AudioHero save the day?
Getting inspiration from old school producers for contemporary music is what Irrupt's Flashback: Forward sample and loop pack is all about. There's musical riffs, FX, beats, percussion and more.
The latest update for GarageBand has a large nod in the direction of China. Not only are there language localisation options, but also Chinese sounds and options to share on Chinese social networks.
Ukraine-based producer Histibe, shares his personal experience creating a sample pack library for Loopmasters. From initial ideas to advice on finalising and promo, there's lots of useful tips here.
There's a growing number of music looping apps available for iPhone and iPad, but LooperSonic caught our eye with its attention to details, flexibility and some powerful features. Check out the video.
Do we need more looping playback and effects tools? Shifted radio.com think so, and after playing extensively with their new Max for Live/Ableton Live device, Properloop, G. W. Childs agrees.
UVI announces Mayhem of Loops 1.5, a sizable update to their premium loop and construction kit archive boasting over 8,000 samples, which is a free update for existing users.
Splice do remote collaboration and syncing within popular DAWs, and have Splice Sounds, a sample subscription service. Prime Loops have joined them so there's now 2000 sample packs available.
Fancy downloading an eclectic range of 263 instrumental samples ideal for Hip Hop? SampleScience's Da Vinyl Box is just a click away.