Building blocks

My last 2 loops libraries with Loopmasters have been construction kits.  Mike Skinner of The Streets snapped up this concept with the last release from the band before he moved on, as featured on The Guardian website last year, which is constructed almost entirely with strings from Realstrings Volume 2.

rs vol 3In designing loops libraries, I (naturally) try to make them usable in as many musical situations as possible; one usage I envisage is for video and film editors.  Many will be making full use of loops and sequencing tech so it is a natural progression to supply building blocks in loops packs.  Indeed, many composers work in this way, creating musical elements than can interact and overlay.

Here is a track constructed entirely from one set of loops in Realstrings Volume 3, using the solo loops rather than the more common ensemble loops, and it shows how the pack can quickly be used to create a music bed with all the emotional content of string writing, and the flesh and blood of real instruments.

Logic String Loops

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2 responses to “Building blocks

  1. Wonderful, I’ve bought all of them and they speak, I mean they articulate and communicate and it’s wonderful to be able to re-arrange these musical words that seem so capable in delivering imagery. You have done a fabulous job and it’s thanks to you and others like you, that I can involve myself in music as I cannot read music or play any instrument in a traditional taught sense. I can though, paint with sound and build with blocks. Someone said that a computer has now become a musical instrument in its own right, so perhaps I can play after all. Keep up the good work, and once again thank you.
    Best. Neil

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