Quick Songs with Patterns and Loops
We'll apply the building-blocks production approach, using audio loops and patterns, to two scenarios:
Create a Backing Track with Apple GarageBand
Build a Custom Groovebox with Cakewalk Kinetic
Where to Start
You can use loops and patterns with many applications, so if you've already got a sequencer, fire it up and try working with the free loops included on the DVD. In this chapter we'll work with applications that import and play loops. Tutorial files are located on the DVD so you can hear the finished project.
Mac: Apple GarageBand (www.apple.com/garageband) is available preinstalled on recent Mac models and is included in Apple's iLife application (www.apple.com/ilife); Apple Soundtrack (part of Final Cut Pro) and Logic Express/Pro have similar features.
Windows: Cakewalk Kinetic (http://cakewalk.com/Products/Kinetic/) is available in a fully functional demo version included on this book's DVD.