Do you want instant drumloops? This is a LOFI REFILL for Drumlines, a Reaktor 6 instrument consisting of 4 sets of 24 musical drum loops that play against each other to create complex, textured beats. To use, just open DRUMLINESxLOFI.ens in the download folder and hit the Space Bar on your computer to play. Everything’s loaded.
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You get 96 two-bar loops in WAV format at 120 bpm.
You can happily downtempo to 105 and up to 140 before artifacts.
You also get 16 presets as a starter: create unlimited presets of your own.
The total possible combinations of loops is 96 x 96 (9216 variations) and that’s not factoring-in mute or solo into the possible arrangements.
You don’t need to worry that your beats will sound like anyone else’s.
DRUMLINES suits live performance or can be used in your DAW.
NOTE: If multiple instances are used in the latter please re-load a fresh copy separately (don’t just copy track) to avoid a Reaktor loop meltdown.
LOFI REFILL is 96 LOFI LOOPS: grainy beats with a ton of atmosphere and noises-off. If you like Mindsgn and Clark you may like these.
All sounds and tune-snippets are Flintpope originals and completely royalty-free. If it sounds like someone else’s riff it isn’t. A lot of care has gone into making these loops all sound as if they’ve been lifted off records but they haven’t; all 96 have been carefully crafted in Ableton Live. Care has also been taken to ensure at least 99 percent of the loops all play nicely with each other.
Each loop, or LINE (you can see the waveform playback on each) has a set of eight controls.
SELECTOR chooses the loop number from 1-24. Playback is instant as you change it. If playback-sync glitches simply press RETRIG (see below).
PITCH Up or down a semitone.
SHIMMER A switch effect (on or off). Randomly stutters between different loops in this drumline. Best used with another loop keeping the beat solid. This is the secret weapon of this ensemble (used also in FLINTPOPE’S ATMOS and DRUMBOX) and can be almost rhythmic most of the time. Used against other drum-loops it can create an interesting texture and delightfully broken feel.
JUMP Another quirky effect dial that acts Like a vinyl record when the needle jumps. Experiment with settings to get breakbeat and or stutter effects, especially when combined with SHIMMER.
MID is a simple mid-range cut or boost dial that helps clarify the mix in a busy set of loops.
VOLUME dial needs no further explanation, neither do S(OLO) or M(UTE).
The Master FX
RETRIG(ger) If the loops stray (esp. after using JUMP) hit RETRIG. After changing an embedded preset use it too. Or use it as an effect.
FILTER. Routed to VCF cutoff frequency this gives you the muffled “gone to the bathroom” effect.
COMP. Usually turned up full for maximum brute compression.
MASTER. The master volume output dial.
Requires Reaktor 6 full version. FREE REAKTOR PLAYER NOT SUPPORTED YET
Reaktor power-users should have no problem inserting their own loops or other sounds into this ensemble. Just ensure each sample is ROOT 60.
If you like this you may also be interested in the original DRUMLINES at https://gumroad.com/l/uSFIH
HEAR THE DEMO TUNE AT https://soundcloud.com/flintpope/drumlines-lofi-refill-demotape