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Re: Rhythm Question

Hi Daniel,
how do you perform midi note looping?
Do you use Ableton?

Also I wish to contribute that some "momentum" can be created with a glitch machine like Stutter Edit which I personally love.

You can check some "beat repeating" pattern here:

Two Fates

2015-05-28 22:08 GMT+02:00 Daniel Thomas <danielthomas4@mac.com>:
I loop my drums via midi note looping, and then use velocity and complexity CC controls to govern  dynamics of the groove.

> On May 28, 2015, at 10:42 AM, Kevin Cheli-Colando <billowhead@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> This is kind of a question for Rick W but really anyone who has an opinion to share should jump in as well.
> I'm thinking a lot about rhythm in my looping and drums and percussion in particular and I'm finding it very odd how many of my pieces seem to sound very static too me even with changing beats and the like.
> What I'm curious about is that little 'switch' that happens in rhythm that seems to change the momentum and propel the beat forward (or backward I suppose) making the entire feel of the music change.  Does that make any sense?
> You can have a drum beat that is backing a group and it still feels like its a repetitive beat and then with a slight change in pattern/instrument/accent/what the whole sound changes and feels more propulsive and moving.
> I'm a guitarist primarily so my repertoire with regards to such things is limited so I thought I'd throw this rambling thing out there and see if it makes any better sense to anyone else.
> Kevin
> --
> Till now you seriously considered yourself to be the body and to have a
> form. That is the primal ignorance which is the root cause of all trouble.
> - Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950)