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Three New Pro Tools Tips on Multitrack Drum Loops

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For songwriters, using drum loops in your demos can give you home recordings a solid professional sound. Stereo loops are a great way to work because you can just arrange the parts on a single track in your recording software. 

There is a point where you might want to use multitrack drum loops to be able to tailor your sound to the genre or just better match the song. This flexibilty is great but the complexity of your project increases. You will need more setup and a few more tricks when using multitrack drums verses stereo drum loops. If you are in the early stage of songwriting, I would suggest staying with stereo loops.

But if you really want the control or perhaps you plan to send your project off to an professional mixer, then it might make sense to learn how it's done. Here are the first two Pro Tools tips videos using multitrack drum loops. Much of this would apply any drum project recorded with live multitrack drums.

When I say multitrack drums, I am talking about drums recorded by a live drummer with a several microphones. Drums are often recorded with a dozen or more mics to 10 or more recorded channels. Because of this, drums offer a unique challenge in any recording project. 

 

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