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Thanks. No I'm just creating the loops in GrooveBox and directly recording the loop into AUM. It allows me to have a more organic 'build' process and can stay in the zone longer
It also allows me to go beyond the 8 track limitation of GrooveBox. Just loading it into AUM as an interApp Audio channel.
Fascinated by your protean processes!
So these loops: are they the full drum/bass/lead/pad complement? Or do you play and record the drums first, then solo the bass, etc....
I also like the VERY precise tempo you've got there.....
I record my loops into GrooveBox, and then Solo the tracks and record the loops into AUM.
After I fill it up to a sensible bunch, I then add on top based on what feels and sounds right...It's a bit of an old school process, but I'm kind of digging it, because it's forcing me to listen a little differently than I am accustomed to. It's like I'm jamming with myself
AUM is my loop catcher and fx powerhouse
I love it.
But...this won't make me go schizo, will it?
Hahaha. Nah...but it is letting me do crazy stuff like this:
Think of it as playing your parts into the 4 track recorder. The way a session musician does. They play their part and the studio engineer records in their part, and the producer puts it all together.
You might become obsessive about it though 🤪
This is the sound of that gif!
I love your style! It’s sort of how I used to do my recordings when I had my Tascam 688 cassette recorder! One track at a time🤪🎸🎹😳
But I got a lot more recordings done! It seems that’s why you put out so much! Makes sense! While I’m worrying about settings, midi here midi there , nothing is getting recorded🤓😲
Mmmmmm... you might be into something brother....IOS revolution ☝️😂😂❤️🤯🐶
Hahaha. You are right!🤪
True. Some times the traditional ways are the right ways. 🙏🏼💕
Definitely more focused this way.
Tried something different today. Used the OP-Z to sequence GrooveBox. Arps Galore in this one...not sure what to think of the track...but hey, you learn something new every time you lay down patterns ya know
As far as Process, I just sequenced things in 1 at a time and recorded them per channel. I didn't have the OP-Z driving all 8 tracks at the same time...just sequenced and then recorded the patterns in GB. I did this because I wanted to use multiple Arps on the instruments in GB, and the OP-Z only offers 1 Arp channel.
It was a "slowish" process, but kind of fun and seriously allowed me to focus on things.
You can tell you're boxing with one hand tied behind your back (there's a couple of uncharacteristically awkward transitions). But the limitations seem to have inspired a really cool vibe that probably wouldn't have come out otherwise.
(Does it go without saying that it’s great?)
Yeah. Not my best work but i did learn a thing or two during the process.
@echoopera , big thanks for sharing your love of Groovebox. I've been in the hunt for a long time for an app that allows quick and fun sketching while not at a computer. This thread totally inspired me. I've had GB for a while, but never pressed on with it. Here's the end result:
Here's the workflow...
*Sketched a tune on the iphone with 5 scenes using the free version of GB. I'll likely be buying the "Pro" upgrade. @echoopera you should be getting a commission.
*Exported an Ableton project
*Imported the loops from the Ableton project into Launchpad and mangled some using Launchpad effects
*Imported mangled loops + original Ableton export into Ableton. Arranging and much hand audio editing ensued.
*Very light mixing and mastering
All sounds are from Groovebox
Nice. Totally love this piece. Yeah GB is a very sweet app once you understand it’s intended workflow. I think too often we try and bend apps to our will...when the best solution is to bend to the apps will and do the best you can with it.
Keep sharing. Digging the style 👊🏼™️
FWIW, the LaunchKey 25 has been a great investment for this new relationship i have with GrooveBox. Makes composing a delight and happy accidents occur all the time. If you’ve been on the fence about one of these, come on over. It’s a great setup with the app on iOS and with Ableton on the desktop.
pretty inspirative pack :-) has this any name ? looks like i've made remix of that :-) a bit speeded it up (to 120 bpm) and added some jazzy beat and ep melody ... will upload it tomorrow after i fine tune some details
Of course if you agree :-)
Awesome...looking forward to it. Call the track whatever you want, and just add my name: echo opera in ( ) at the end of the track name you chose.
So much fun. OI’ve never been remixed 👊🏼™️🤪
Ok agreed :-) Will post it as separate thread including link to your original sample pack, so we both get more attention
Sounds good 👊🏼™️
Having a little mellow time tonight noodling around on a simple 4 bar loop:
Man, if only we could record automation to the timeline...oh well...at least it was captured in the vid 👊🏼™️
Thanks as always for watching and commenting🙏🏼💕
That's crazy. I recently got back to using Groovebox, LaunchPad, and Blocs wave this September and I didn't know about this thread.
That trinity has been my main workflow lately here @Samflash3
Got the new Launchkey mini and it’s an excellent controller for Groovebox, can lose myself for hours with that arpeggiator
LOVE THAT LAYOUT VISUALLY! So cool
+1. Or just recording knob movements would be cool.
Another awesome track! ❤️👍🏼☝️
Groovebox And GTL . Yes
Something a bit more upbeat here:
Some great tips here on workarounds to using the Ampify apps together.
BlocsWave to LaunchPad app is so smooth it would be great to have that for Groovebox too eventually.
Had some time at lunch today to perform a little in GrooveBox and guess what?
I did 👊🏼™️💕 just that 😬
Outstanding stuff and very inspiring!
Just starting to use Blocs Wave and Groovebox with the Pro features just bought: I find them pretty interesting and fun to use for loops.
I haven't a physical Launchpad and cannot think if using the Launchpad App too (that I have not at this time in the Pro feature) could be mostly useful.
What do you think? Could be worth purchasing the Pro feature for LP? It's dfficult for me to understand what this could improve my looping stuff. I was thinking yo use DAW like BM3 and/or Cubasis2.
Thanks a lot
Edit: I have Roli Blocks Lightpad M; any of you is using it with Ampify Apps?
Edit 2: Nevermind my question, it was solved buying LP Pro feat. too: it's interesting indeed working together with BW