Foundational Drum Loop Basics - [Create Powerful Drum Loops]

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Foundational Drum Loop Basics - [Create Powerful Drum Loops]

Create the Drum Loops You've Always Wanted Others to Hear.

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

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Course Description

Foundational Drum Loop Basics is geared towards producers wanting to improve their drum loops.

You will learn many of the fundamentals of creating a powerful drum loop WITHOUT the use of plugins.

These basics allow you to create the exact flavor you're looking for your tracks.

Drum loops are the foundation of your track, and if your drum loop is boring or bland, your listeners will quickly get bored.

This all comes down to proper sound selection and timing.

There are 5 videos included in this course (I've thrown in a bonus video, too! - 3 Tips for Better Drum Loops)

  • Slideshow
  • Example Drum Loop
  • Urban Loop
  • Tempo
  • Dance Loop

We first discuss different aspects of your drum loop with a slideshow. I’m sure you will learn a lot, stretching the boundaries of what you currently know about music production.

Next, we go over an example drum loop. We later create our own loop from scratch, which you see step-by-step, but in this example drum loop video, you see exactly the techniques I’ve used beforehand. This allows the knowledge to sink in prior before we create our own loop.

In the Urban Loop, this is where we create our loop from scratch. You get to see powerful techniques such as velocity, panning, layering, and sound placement. Sound placement alone is a technique which takes years to get a comfortable feel for. But with my safe spots methodology, you will quickly catch on which makes your beatmaking process much more enjoyable and exciting!

The tempo video shows you a cool technique which a lot of producers do when it comes to tempo.

And finally, in the Dance Loop video we create another drum loop from scratch, but this time with a dance feel to our drum loop. This way you can see what goes into both an urban drum loop as well as a dance drum loop.

By the end of this course, it should shape your drum loops to the next level. If you’re newer to production, this will open your eyes to the techniques available to you while making your beats.


# GratuiTous

Who this course is for:

  • Producers Who Want to Build Effective and Powerful Drum Loops


What will you learn in this course:

  • Create Drum Loops which are FRESH and ENGAGING
  • Take Advantage of the Foundational Basics Available when Creating Drum Loops [Volume, Sound Selection, Panning, and Sound Placement]
  • Understand the Power of Layering
  • Fully Control a Drum Loop
  • Tempo Tricks and Swing for Emotion and Rhythm/Groove
  • An Effective Workflow when Creating Drum Loops
  • Creating Loose and Organic Drum Loops by Note Nudging
  • How to Bring a Loop Back in which a Listener Can't Stop Listening to


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Any DAW will work for this course
  • It's best if you have high-quality sound kits
Foundational Drum Loop Basics - [Create Powerful Drum Loops]


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Foundational Drum Loop Basics
7 Lectures
  • play icon Intro 02:41 02:41
  • play icon Slideshow About Drum Loops + the Fundamentals 17:58 17:58
  • play icon Overview of Premade Drum Loop Revealing the Fundamentals Used 31:57 31:57
  • play icon Creating an Urban/Hip-Hop Drum Loop Step-By-Step 01:22:57 01:22:57
  • play icon Understand How Tempo Can Control Our Drum Loop's Emotion 09:10 09:10
  • play icon Creating Our Second Drum Loop Step-by-Step [DANCE DRUM LOOP] 13:59 13:59
  • play icon [BONUS] - 3 Tips to Create Effective Drum Loops 03:35 03:35

Instructor Details

Riley Weller

Riley Weller

FL Studio Trainer - Making Beatmaking EASY to Understand!

GratuiTous (Riley Weller) has been teaching how to make beats with FL Studio since 2011!

He is known for making concepts simple and easy to understand, which allows his students to see results without feeling overwhelmed.

Making beats is supposed to be fun and rewarding, and if you follow his step-by-step courses, you will discover how much fun music production can actually be!

He has worked with a GRAMMY-Nominated artist, has created many FL Studio Courses and Beatmaking Books, and hosts the podcast "Music Production Made Simple" !

Thank-you for your interest in taking my FL Studio training material, your business means so much, and I hope they help you learn beatmaking in a very organized, simple, and EASY-to-UNDERSTAND fashion!

Riley !

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