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1O TIPS to move beyond the loop

Live is great at helping us loop ideas together, but it’s all-too-easy to stay stuck in loop land. Try these ideas to help expand your loops into sonic masterpieces…

1 Looping! There’s nothing wrong with it!

Telling you to loop might seem the oddest of ways to help you move beyond the loop, but what we’re saying is: don’t be scared of looping. To move beyond it, you have to embrace it. DAWs like Logic and Cubase, and especially Live, have looped bars and clips at their hearts. They use the loop as the very first easy way to make a tune. And many of the ingredients you load into them are loops of beats and riffs. Repetitive beats, melodies and basslines are our musical heartbeats at the heart of music technology. So embrace the loop, understand the loop; then use it and abuse it.

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