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Subject:Acid and non-loop music?
Posted by: Laurence
Date:12/6/2005 7:51:20 PM

Anyone here using Acid to do non-loop genres of music like country, blues or folk? I see libraries of loops advertised for these genres and would love to hear samples of them being used convincingly in these styles.

Subject:RE: Acid and non-loop music?
Reply by: rictheobscene
Date:1/9/2006 4:44:22 PM

Kings X did an album using Acid Pro. I think it was done when Acid Pro 3.x was the current version, so it was a little while back.


Message last edited on1/9/2006 4:44:37 PM byrictheobscene.
Subject:RE: Acid and non-loop music?
Reply by: Iacobus
Date:1/10/2006 10:41:00 AM

You can use a blend of plain-vanilla audio tracks and loops to strike a balance. Using a straight-up audio track (like a One-shot) would, of course, require you have access to such material, usually recorded yourself.

To add, when using loops, it's probably best to use several different instances of the same phrase. For example, when I make my guitar loops, I usually play the same phrase/riff several times and then blend them together and place them throughout the project for a much more convincing "imperfect" effect.

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Subject:RE: Acid and non-loop music?
Reply by: JohnnyRoy
Date:1/10/2006 10:56:05 AM

Blues? Non-looping? You’ve got ot be kidding. Blues is one of the most loopable genres there is (including the lyrics!) ;-). Same is true for country and folk. Music by its very nature is a sequence of repetitive/reoccurring themes. I do blues, rock, etc. with ACID all the time and the only thing that isn’t looped is the solos and vocals. Everything else is looped. As mD said, you can have variations on a theme (i.e., 2 different versions of a verse or chorus) and use them at different times but 1-4-5 is 1-4-5 no matter how you cut it. Loops don’t have to be 4 beats, they can be 8, 16, 32 beats. The longer the better for a more “live” feel. ACID is perfect for looping the backing tracks of any genre.


Subject:RE: Acid and non-loop music?
Reply by: Lavoll
Date:1/14/2006 3:27:30 AM

I'm scoring a film in ACID right now :) That's rather unloopy. For some reason the video clips were really misbehaving in SONAR, so i said føkkit and switched over to ACID.
MIDI sucking in ACID? I've never really understood what all the great MIDI things in other programs are... i've asked but I've never gotten a real answer. What do you do in other programs with MIDI?? I do the same thing in all programs wheter it is ACID, SONAR or REASON or whatever.. I record midi... if i play wrong or i dont like my performance.. i fix the bad note(s) or i record a new take.. if quantizing is needed i do that.
There must be aworld of timesaving and music enhancing midi things i could do, but what are they? I am not being sarcastic, i am seriously wodnering about this :)

Message last edited on1/14/2006 3:28:22 AM byLavoll.
Subject:RE: Acid and non-loop music?
Reply by: DKeenum
Date:1/14/2006 5:09:41 AM

I have to add my voice here. Acid is my main app. I do vocals and everything in acid pro, and I think variation loops and one shots are key to creating a live sound.

Subject:RE: Acid and non-loop music?
Reply by: Cheameup
Date:1/15/2006 5:16:09 PM

I agree about the midi . It's fine for me . I rewire reason and play what I want and fix anything I dont like . I dont see whats so crap about it .

Subject:RE: Acid and non-loop music?
Reply by: Laurence
Date:1/19/2006 7:39:31 AM

Well blues players play the same thing over and over, but they, either by incompetence or design, seem to do it a little differently each time.

The midi implentation of Acid is fine for a short midi phrase here and there, but it gets difficult when you go to longer section where you need to punch in corrections. I find the midi implementation lacking a little, but I still find myself gravitating to Acid for more and more projects.

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