ProducerTech Tech House Production with Loopcloud Part 1 TUTORIAL
Loopmasters’ award-winning, cloud-based sample curation and sequencing software Loopcloud makes producing music in a particular genre, such as House, easier than ever! In this short tutorial series, designed for complete beginners to production, you’ll learn how to use Loopcloud to create all the building blocks you need to produce a quality Tech House track in your music software.
The course runs through setting up Loopcloud in the DAW then some of the basics when it comes to sample browsing, showing how to quickly and easily find relevant drum oneshots for making House. This is followed by a demonstration of how to take those oneshots and instantly sequence them into loops in the player, so they can be exported as custom-made samples into your music software.
After a guide to using multiple tracks in the player, which shows how different samples can be combined together to form comprehensive musical ideas, the included course session files for beats and melodies are opened up in Loopcloud, then fully explained, before loops are exported and laid out to form an 8-bar groove.
The course ends with an introduction to track arranging, showing very simple techniques for using the exported loops to build up the different sections like intro, breakdown and drop. Although the tutorials use Ableton Live, all techniques are very straight forward and easily transferable to any other music software.
Enrolling on the course gives you immediate 24/7 access to an hour of streamed tutorials, plus the Loopcloud session and pattern files from the course. With Loopcloud being completely free software, everything shown in the course can be done simply by downloading the installer and following the instructions in the tutorials. Sign up to kick off your music production journey and start making banging House music with Loopcloud today!
Module 1 – Setup How to set up your music software (Digital Audio Workstation) with the Loopcloud standalone app, including loading the Loopcloud plugin onto a MIDI track and the differences in app functionality when connected to a DAW.
Module 2 – Sample Searching Some basics for sample searching within Loopcloud, showing how to browse for oneshot drum samples in a genre like House and how to download and drag them out of the app.
Module 3 – Loop Creation A guide to turning oneshot samples into loops using the pattern presets in the player, making a 4×4 kick and House hat loop, including using the export button to drag loop samples out into the DAW.
Module 4 – Using Multiple Tracks in the Player How to use multiple tracks in the Loopcloud player to combine different samples together, so they can be previewed, mixed and exported as separate or combined loops.
Module 5 – House Beats Session A lesson on loading up session files in Loopcloud, showing the Tech House beats session that comes with the course, which is used to drag out all the essential drum loops required to start building House beats.
Module 6 – House Melodies Session The included Tech House Melodies session file is opened in Loopcloud and used to add basslines, chords, arps and vocals to the drums.
Module 7 – Intro to Arranging A brief look at the basics of arranging a track within music software or a DAW, focussing primarily on positioning of sounds and some principles of song structure. This includes how to move, duplicate and delete audio, as well as some simple editing like trimming.