Creating a beat and effect from a loop

A sound design tutorial in how to create a beat and an effect from a single drum loop

Beat Construction


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Another sound design tutorial and this time I show you how to take an existing drum loop and create a new drum beat and an effect just from the content in the beat.

Topics covered in this video are:

  • Using a Drum Loop for Sound Design Tasks
  • Chopping
  • Understanding the Effects Signal Path
  • Order of Dynamics
  • Using Middle and Side to extract Drum and Effect Elements
  • Using Delays
  • Saturation, Distortion and Tape Saturation
  • Layering and Nudge
  • Understanding Timeline and Grid
  • Multiband EQ
  • Multiband Compression
  • Filtering
  • Transient Shaping

Beat Construction Audio Files