WARNING: The following is for music creation nerds. Mom, you can skip this one…
Lem, a North Point Music member, asked the following:
Hi Reid –
First – a big thanks for northpointmusic.org – integrating multitracks into our worship services has taken our band to a new level. I look forward to whenever new songs are added to the site.
Second – could you tell me what you or your team uses to create loops? I have all the Metamorphosis stuff and lots of samples from various places, but I’d like to begin creating my own. Loops in 6/8 or 3/4 are particularly difficult to find, thus prompting me to look into creating my own stuff. I’ve heard Stylus is a cool product. Any advice?
Glad the MT’s are working for you!
Man, Stylus RMX is awesome! We’re now creating 90% of our loop stuff in Stylus. Even simple things like tambourines and shakers are great in Stylus RMX. REMEMBER: Stylus is a PLUG IN for your existing Digital Audio Workstation (Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Logic, etc.)
I’ve been using it for a couple years now, and am still finding new stuff in it. The learning curve is realistic – not super easy out of the box, but with some hands-on time and reference to the manual, you should have the basics down in a few hours.
As far as 6/8 and 3/4? Yeah, I find the same problem. Nothing our there! I’ve taken Stylus RMX loops that I like the overall feel of, dragged them from Stylus onto a MIDI track (as with all Stylus loops), created an 8th note grid and then moved the MIDI pieces around until I get what I’m needing. A little tedious, but worth it in the end.
What do YOU want to know about (that the F.A.Q.s at www.northpointmusic.org haven’t answered already?