If you’re a musician, then you know that there is nothing more exciting or engaging than producing your own music. Producing your own tracks means that you are in the driver’s seat. You get to decide on the tempo, the melodies, and in many cases, the lyrics to your song. However, just because you are fluent with one instrument does not mean that you will be proficient in all of them. This is one of the reasons why many musicians and producers choose to incorporate loops into their compositions. Let’s discuss a few benefits of using loops. But first, what are they?
So, What Are Loops?
In sound production, music loops are music clips that are anywhere from 7 to 40 seconds in length. When played, once the clip reaches the end, it loops back to the beginning and plays again. So essentially, it’s a never-ending melody or beat. Many musicians combine various loops so that they create an entire song.
Removes Creative Barriers
Loops can remove creative barriers that stand in your way. As stated earlier, just because you are proficient in on instrument does not mean that you will be fluent in others. You may be able to hear a certain tune in your head but may not be able to produce it because you lack the ability to play the instrument that you’re envisioning. And that’s where loops come in. You don’t have to know how to play certain instruments if you choose or manipulate melodies that have already been created.
Loops can help save you time. There are some musicians who don’t let creative barriers stand in their way. Even if they don’t know how to play a certain instrument, they will still give a try to find out if they can create the sound that they hear in their head. While this may work, learning to pick out a melody on an instrument that you are not fluent in can take a significant amount of time. If you are in a rush to finish your project, you could always use loops.
Loops are a great way to save money. One of the best parts about recording a new song is collaborating with other musicians. However, there are also instances in which you will be expected to pay musicians for the time that it takes to record your song. Unfortunately, this can be very costly with each new instrument you add to your track. That’s why many producers choose to use loops instead of live musicians. This is especially the case if you are on a budget and only have so much money to spend on your new project.
There are several ways in which a loop can be of use to you. It ensures that you are free to be as creative as possible. It saves you time by ensuring that the sounds you need are right at your fingertips. It also saves you the money that you would have ordinarily spend on live musicians.