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Don’t forget about “Import Block” / “Load Block”!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Just a reminder to folks that you can use “Import Block” (sometimes called “Load Block”) to load a single block (loop) in, and I gave you 92 loops that you can use in your own songs. These aren’t your standard portable keyboard cheeze either, a lot of these came from my own song sketches and experiments. A few I really liked are:

“8-Bit Ecstacy” – My attempt at a very traditional sounding chiptune song with basic square, sawtooth and sine waves, and C64 drum samples. You can mute track 17 (and maybe 19) if you want a plain backing to jam over. It changes key really well! “8-Bit Ecstacy 2″ is a bit more harsh and not as good to my ear…

“Electroclash” – After being reminded of the awesomeness of classic electro by Ladytron’s “Turn it On”, I wanted to make some too!

“Dark Dancer 1,2″ – I wanted to see if I could do something in the vein of Benny Benassi’s “Satisfaction” after hearing Mike Bleeds cover of it at a chiptune show.

“Guiding Raise” – A “Krautrock” one-note jam that reminded me a little of the song “Guiding Ray” by Yamo (and countless other krautrock songs, really.) But then I added a bunch of melody parts that are muted initially.

“Negative Space” – After seeing the “Pants-off-men” video parody for the song “Panzermench” by On One, I really wanted to do something with that kind of a strong industrial bassline.

“Mirror Shades” – Not only is Kraftwerk’s “Computer World” my favorite album of all time, it is also the first record I ever bought with my own money (on cassette, no less). The “organ sound with long decay” you hear in this is directly inspired by that album, even if the rest of the backing is not.

“Never an Angel” – After I wrote this, I realized that it kind of reminded me a little of “Send Me an Angel” by Real Life, which is really great 80′s dance tune. This song also has a solo bit that is initially muted.

“Panic Club” – A dark dance loop with a lot of muted parts you can unmute as you play to build up the song.

“Rock 1 A,B, & C” – Three loops in a kind of “classic rock style” that works really well with the chord changing functions. Layered electric guitar sounds to good effect!

“Trentstep” – I got some great industrial drum sounds by repitching ordinary drum sounds way outside of their normal range and thought it sounded just a little Nine Inch Nails-ish. Then I tried it with the dubstep “wub wub” sounds and it really seemed to work! Hence the name…

“Yoroshiku!” – A big brassy loop that is supposed to sound kind of like you might hear in an anime theme song. Tina keeps saying she is going to finish this song someday…

You can make your own library of loops as well… just save them with “Export Block” / “Save Block”.