What’s wrong with loops?


David Battino writes an interesting article What’s wrong with loops?

Don’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 “loopologist� David Torn and numerous video game composers and sound designers, who live or die by the quality of their loops. There’s a whole chapter called “Support Our Loops.�

I even composed the entire hour-long soundtrack for the book’s accompanying DVD using only loops in Live. But afterward, I experienced that strange feeling I’ve had sometimes when listening to ambient music: I’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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