Tagged: RF Sample Loops
- July 13, 2017 at 9:01 am #27633
I was wondering if anybody had any thoughts in general about using RF loops in library productions. I know some companies don’t like them but the practice is so prevalent in popular music in general that I was curious if that was changing. I recently came across a package of solo trumpet loops at Loopmasters that could be very useful but I don’t want to waste my time if they are still widely frowned upon.July 13, 2017 at 4:14 pm #27640
I recently came across a package of solo trumpet loops at Loopmasters.
I recently used some great harmonica licks, from Loopmasters, in a track.
Just make sure they are not in the clear and use judiciously.July 15, 2017 at 8:51 am #27650
Hi Art, thanks for your input. One more question. When you say “make sure they are not in the clear” do you mean a passage where just the loop is playing by itself so it could be reused on it’s own?July 15, 2017 at 8:58 am #27651
I’d like clarity on “not in the clear also”? And what about changing the key and slowing the loop down? ThanksJuly 15, 2017 at 10:18 pm #27656
When you say “make sure they are not in the clear” do you mean a passage where just the loop is playing by itself so it could be reused on it’s own?
Yes.July 15, 2017 at 10:20 pm #27657
I’d like clarity on “not in the clear also”? And what about changing the key and slowing the loop down?
You could change the key and/or slow it down but it would still be against their EULA (End User License Agreement) to leave in the clear.July 16, 2017 at 10:37 am #27666
Thanks ArtJuly 23, 2017 at 1:05 am #27738
I use pre-cleared RF samples and loops all the time, but sparingly. Using them extensively or using ‘construction kits’ in the age of digital fingerprinting can and will lead to copyright infringement issues, as too many people are using the same kits which essentially makes their tracks identical.July 24, 2017 at 8:10 am #27742
Yeah, loops are great to add an authentic sound to an original composition. Like an instrument difficult to own and learn like a pedal steel guitar, or traditional instruments from another country. The first thing I do after purchasing a loop product is print out the license agreement and store the hard copy in a file so I can find it quickly if I have any question about how they can be used!