Well, I am not an expert loop maker, but have made a few...
Others can certainly provide additional advice, but I will make a start here.
The loops you make will be limited by two things:
1) The kind of loops you want to make (beats, bass, mellody, texture/soundscape, experimental,...)
Which, by the way also relates to what you wan to use them for.
2)What programs and gear you want to use / have access to. And also techniques to use.
I am going to assume you have some idea of what you want to do with the lopps. So really you want some ideas relating to 2), in terms of equipment and techniques.
I think the first question would be: Do you still have your SP-404? What is preventing you from making loops there and recording them as audio?
Assuming you don't have it anymore or don't want to use it. I do not know Novation Launchpad.
But I do know Audacity. I use it as a sound editor, usually not as a tool to create loops. I would usually create loops in my DAW.
I will assume Audacity is what you have or what you want to use in this case.
This is not the tool I would recommend, because the scale at the top is set to seconds and I do not think there is a way to set that to beats and set a BPM.
You can calculate beats to seconds, but maybe there are simpler ways.
Here is what I would suggest, as an easier way to create loops in Audacity:
Load a pre-existing loop (for example from Freesound). Preferably just a kick on the beats. Or a metronome clock would be even better.
You can adjst the tempo to what you want using the Audacity Change tempo function from the Effects menu.
Mute that track and just use the waveform as a reference to position your own samples.
Load kick, snare and other sounds and position them using the initial loop as reference for the beat.
Then select a region the same size as the initial loop you have loaded and export that to audio.
use a mic (cheap built in mic on your laptop will do fine) to record yourself tapping a rhythm on the desk using your fingertips. Make sure the rhythm repeats a few times.
Stop the recording. Play it back. Select the best section and play that as a loop. Edit (using cut and/or trim) to obtain a perfect loop.
Now mute it and use a similar technique as in 1, using that loop as a reference to position your samples. The difference here is that you could create the intended rhythm pattern, and all you need to do now is replace the sounds with proper ones.
These techniques work for percussion / beat loops. Creating bass or mellodic loops only from within Audacity will be considerably more difficult.
I would definetely recommend that you try using a DAW to create loops. Will be a lot easier and a million times better and more flexible.
Reaper's demo is free to download, fully functional and never expires. - You can use it at will, provided you are not making music (or loops) commercially.
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2802 - Oz
where can we find this these samples?? are they free??
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Does anyone work with loops? I just installed the app Novation Launchpad for Ipad. I have been working with loops before but then I made them in my Roland SP-404. Now I have to create my own loops in software. Audacity in my case. I’m trying launchpad as one way to make music. And it’s fun to make loops in right tempo and key. Sounds for loop making is all around you, as sounds tends to be. As usual freesound is an excellent source.
(I have three loops, I made yesterday, waiting to be accepted/moderated.)
Does anyone have any experience in loop making to share?
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I'm looking for a professional namedrop for my sets. I go by Clad and I spin mix genres, along the lines of Latin, Tech, and Electro House. I'm willing to pay for male, but preferably female vocals that really mesh with the beats in addition to complementing the mood and not killing the vibe. It can be just as simple as "Clad" or soething creative, I'll leave it to you. "Any takes?
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2797 - Time warp
Enjoyed this a lot. It's been a while since I've actively listened to "glitch music". Have been in an ambient phase for the last 2 years straight. Thanks for some fresh air.
Messed around with Mr. Alias (not pro) a few years ago and didn't much care for it. You put it to good use though. I'm assuming Mr. Alias Pro can't be too drastically different from the Mr. Alias.
Anyway, Kudos on the track and keep on creating!
2796 - knot
I can't find anything for soldiers drilling - presenting arms, standing at ease etc. I've got a silent film of some WWI soldiers practicing fitting their bayonets, and I can't find anything to match. Any ideas?
I really want something like this for my short film project
They are not royalty free unfortunately. Do you know any free heist scene music ( like in ocean's eleven ) ?
edit: I have found these : http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?collection=011 , http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html/index.html?genre=Funk
pretty good actually.
2795 - Mangle
2794 - pressure