January 2013

Alesis Monitor 1 and Boss SE70 Super Effects Processor
 

Getting the equipment together

You might have seen I haven't added any new music loops for a while. There is a reason for this.

The site is only a month old and it's all self built so there's been quite a lot of configuration to do getting all that set up.

I've also been ramping up the sort of equipment I have before I get too stuck in.

Basically I've got a big shopping list of new kit I want to get.

Next instrument purchases will be a Fender Jazzmaster or Jaguar (not sure which yet) an also a new amp as well as a new pedal unit. Going to go for the Boss GT100 which is fairly new on the scene and looks amazing.

I've still got my Boss SE70 super effects processor but miss the floe controls that a proper integrated pedal board offers. So when I get those i will add a lot more electric guitar loops.

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Picture from Kennington studio
 

Tracks Using My Own Loops

I don't always end up making tracks out of the things I record. They sit there in sort of sketch format and never seem to be able to come back and do something more worked-up with them. I'm definitely not proud of not taking more time to remember things or make better recordings of them etc. But I guess this is what this site is working towards in a sense.

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Bass Guitar Loop 1

Remarkably low quality test as I'm setting up this new category! Better stuff coming soon.

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Older Stuff and Varying Quality

As you might have read in the about page I've been toying with the idea of setting this site up for a while. I think I've played guitars long enough to have really let myself down in terms of taking it more seriously. 

Some of the things I've recorded over the years sound interesting to me and I feel bad for not working them up into more polished pieces.

I've a wealth of recordings going back a number of years, and half I can't even remember how to play. This site is as much about archiving all this stuff in a way that I can go back and use cleaner / tidied up portions of these older recordings to work up. 

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Electric Guitar Loop 5

Going over some old files and taking out bits that sound interesting to me. As with all loops available, feel free to download and add to your own composition.

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Banjo Loop 5

Another banjo loop recorded ages ago.

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Banjo Loop 4

Going back over some old recordings. Adding a few bits that stood out.

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Acoustic Guitar Loop 14

A variation on number 13.

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Acoustic Guitar Loop 13

OK this is the first where I'm going to be making them all a standard 8 bars as a download. Bear with me as I get a bunch of new loops up and recorded!

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Simon and Patrick Acoustic Guitar
 

Going Live

Acoustic Loops is more or less there I guess in terms of I've now set up the site and am almost ready to start populating with some better content.

A lot of the loops on here are not final quality - just place holders as I worked my way through getting the site set up structure-wise and some kind of process of using Soundcloud as the source and host for the files.

The idea is to record as many loops as possible per week and offer them up for download. 

I'm starting with the base elements of tracks but will also aim to provide three complimentary parts that can be laid on the top of a given loop and make these available in downloadable sets.

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