In November last year I bought myself a loop station. I’ve seen them used since I was a kid, but these days they seem to have gone to a whole new level. There is a new genre emerging in the solo scene. Loops. Check out DubFX and Bernhoft.
Basically a loop station is a fancy guitar pedal. It gives you the option of recording yourself on the fly then playing it back in a continuous loop. Meaning one artist can now accompany him/herself. Be it with bass lines, beatbox, vocal harmonies, sound effects, percussion, the possibilities are endless. Making these little tools powerful music makers. The pedal I’m currently trying to get my head around is the Boss RC-300. With so many variables it’s like learning a new instrument. And like learning a new instrument the results are so satisfying.
Here is a video of me performing a Fat Freddy’s track named Wandering Eye.
The track perfectly lends itself to the loops format as overall it is quite repetitive and at the same time it is such a brilliant song.
Over the coming weeks I will be recording more of these videos and posting them to our youtube page. Please subscribe to our channel and we’ll keep you informed as to when the next one is online.