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Loop-based Music Composition With Linux, Pt. 1

Sep 17, 2007, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Phillips)

"Loop-based music composition is the practice of sequencing audio samples to create the various parts of a musical work. A sample may contain only a single event such as a bass note or cymbal crash or it may contain a measured pattern of events such as a drum beat, a guitar chord progression, or even an entire piece of music. The former type is sometimes referred to as a 'one-shot' sample, while a longer sampled pattern is often simply called a loop.

"A loop is usually created at a specific tempo in a precise time period (musical beats and measures) for exact concatenation with other loops..."

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