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Subject:5/4 drum loops?
Posted by: Tobias7000
Date:5/4/2006 6:00:18 PM

Folks, having a hard time finding some 5/4 time drum loops. Experiented with slicing other loops in to 5 beats but was not happy. What do you do to get an odd meter loop?

Subject:RE: 5/4 drum loops?
Reply by: jumbuk
Date:5/4/2006 6:43:14 PM

There are some loops on Bill Bruford's sample CD, but probably not enough for you. I think there are a couple of other sample CDs with odd time sig loops on them, but I can't remember off the top of my head (I'm at work on the day job right now).

You could slice a 4/4 loop intwo, then join it to a 3/4 loop, but this will sound unnatural - not what a real drummer would play.

The best way would be to build some yourself using MIDI or single hits. I have done music in 7/4 and 5/8 in the past using my own loops. It is worth going to the nearest music store and buying a drummer's book on odd time sigs - this will give you ideas for making it sound realistic.

Subject:RE: 5/4 drum loops?
Reply by: frogman06
Date:5/4/2006 11:58:59 PM

Drums on Demand jazz loops ?????

Subject:RE: 5/4 drum loops?
Reply by: jumbuk
Date:5/5/2006 12:24:34 AM

The Sony Jazz Traps CD has a folder with 28 5-4 loops. You can download one free loop from Sony's page here:

Subject:RE: 5/4 drum loops?
Reply by: Tobias7000
Date:5/6/2006 1:33:31 PM

Thanks everyone for the tips. Also was intrtoduced to several neat tools that I am looking into:

Stylus RMX

fxpansion GURU

Booth pretty cool VSTi plugins for creatin drum loops. I tried the Guru demo and got what I needed for the 5/4 loop I needed.

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