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Re: Fear of "canned" loops

The current musical environment is full of many things that I 
personally avoid.  And there are some things that I enjoy as a music 
consumer that I don't as music producer.  But whatever works for you, 
and your audience, works.  At one end of the spectrum you've got free 
improvisation, and the other end you've got lip syncing, and everything 
else falls somewhere between.  Everyone has their personal line, one 
side of which is "acceptable", the other is "cheating".

Personally, I've adopted a set of "rules", (inspired by the Dogme 95 
film movement) for my solo looping project to push me out of certain 
comfort zones that I've developed over the years.  So: only acoustic 
guitar, no effects other than a reverb applied to the entire mix, no 
pre-recorded material, two brother-sync'ed EDPs.  I've mulled over the 
idea of using a drum machine to generate a MIDI click, but for now I've 
opted to use a self-generated base loop and build everything else 
relative to that timing.

But like I said, if the pre-recorded stuff is working for you, rock out 
'til ya pass out.


On Friday, August 29, 2003, at 02:06 PM, 
Loopers-Delight-d-request@loopers-delight.com wrote:

> Strangely, it
> always sort of surprises me when people say they'd NEVER use "canned"
> loops in their music (as though using such is a major "sin" of some
> sort) when the current musical environment is so full of that very
> thing (either via sampling or vinyl or sequencing or drum machines or
> beat/grooveboxes and or Acid/Live software).