With all the great tools out there to enhance our looping experiences, I was wondering---How do most of you work with drum loops?
Do you use a program like Stylus RMX, Intakt, etc., or do you prefer to play parts in using a sampler?
If so, which programs?
How about audio?
Does anybody still arrange individual .wavs in their sequencer?
I like to use RMX and edit the hell out of the loop, and I also use pHATmatik to play with found loops, but most of all I like to creat kits in Logic with exs sampler, play them, process them, record them and import them as Apple Loops. Recycle lets you do the same in RMX too, so depending on where I want the loop to go I'll use that.
I have a ton of industrial (factory) and home sounds (kitchen percussion etc) which I have made loops from. I usually do a clean and an fx version of those. I keep a wav file for pHATmatik, and either an Aiff for Apple loops or a REX file for RMX (sometimes both). I also keep the one shot sounds in a seperate folder so I can use them with i-Drum.
I have Percussive Adventures 2 as well and it is pretty cool, but the problem with a lot of these plugs is that the core library tends to get overused. Still, there is a lot of individuality that can be put into them (especially with all the parameters RMX has).