David Battino writes an interesting article What’s wrong with loops?
DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get me wrong; I love making music with loops. In fact, the very first interview I did for my book, The Art of Digital Music, was with Ableton masterminds Gerhard Behles and Robert Henke. I followed that by interviewing premier Ã¢â‚¬Å“loopologistÃ¢â‚¬? David Torn and numerous video game composers and sound designers, who live or die by the quality of their loops. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a whole chapter called Ã¢â‚¬Å“Support Our Loops.Ã¢â‚¬?
I even composed the entire hour-long soundtrack for the bookÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s accompanying DVD using only loops in Live. But afterward, I experienced that strange feeling IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve had sometimes when listening to ambient music: IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll have a sudden urge to get up and put on some music, but then realize that music is already playing.
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