So I am a fan of using loops to extend my transitions. My question is: If I loop just a bar or two and did not begin the loop on the 1 because starting it from the 1st beat sounded too much like a loop, do I still play it like I started on the 1 beat? Basically how do I keep time when using a loop?
Right!, so lets say I start my loop on the 5th bar of a 8 bar phrase and I loop for 8 beats, when I turn off the loop it will go back to the start of the 5th bar, so do I match it to the 5th bar of the out going track?
A 5 would be a 1 and a 5 in a 4/4, so unless the phrase match is important you can match it to the 1 or 5 in a 8 loop of the second song as long as the 4/4 is maintained. You can of course set it up again on the 5 if the phrasing is important. (I hope that sentence made sense…)
Yes, basically you are saying, if I start my loop on the 5 treat that as the 1 or if the phrasing is important than stop the loop on the out going 5. Thank you for your help. This is what I have been doing. I wanted to be sure that I was correct. Terry, thank you for your help. As always.
yup, the 5 is half of the one, well at least in top 40 hiphop now a days. btw, ive gotten real lazy about my reg gigs all i do is loop in another track. but, just like sync, if you cant find the one your fu*ked.
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