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best sequencer for loops?

Postby kcseb » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:44 am

Hi all

I'm a long-time Cubase user. I record traditionally (i.e. full length multi-tracking) but also like working with loops, building tracks based on layering loops on top of each other and pitch-shifting and tweaking as needed.

I currently use Stylus RMX for this, an old VSTi plugin (mainly aimed at drum users) which can import REX, WAV, loops, etc. However it's a clunky solution and a bit like using a 'sequencer within a sequencer', so not a great workflow.

What other software could I look at that allows you to create tracks based on layering up loops quickly and intuitively?

Thanks!
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Re: best sequencer for loops?

Postby fatbenelton » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:36 pm

Not sure what platform you are on but PC only Magix Acid should do the trick. Just updated to Pro 8 after languishing under Sony for years.


https://www.magix.com/gb/music/acid-pro/


It's a full fat sequencer though so may not suit your workflow alongside Cubase.
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Re: best sequencer for loops?

Postby The Elf » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:37 pm

I don't have any interest in loops, so it's not something I've made a study of, but I know that Cubase has tools in there to help with tempo-matching, slicing, stretching and stuff like that. It would be worth seeing what can be achieved by Cubase itself before pulling in a plug-in.
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Re: best sequencer for loops?

Postby Wonks » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:00 pm

Again, I've never used it, but Ableton is more geared towards loops than Cubase, and it is from the same stable.
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Re: best sequencer for loops?

Postby Ramirez » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:58 pm

I use Bitwig Studio a lot. I like it.
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Re: best sequencer for loops?

Postby desmond » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:24 pm

Wonks wrote:Again, I've never used it, but Ableton is more geared towards loops than Cubase, and it is from the same stable.

+1

"Live" has a great set of tools for this kind of material, and is a great complement to a more conventional DAW, imo.
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Re: best sequencer for loops?

Postby fxsoundscapes » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:04 pm

hmmm.. I use Cubase but usually i see all the loop people using FL Studio. They say its simpler to use but after working with Cubase for 10 years, i cant figure it out. Use what you know the best! :ugeek:
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