ShakerLoops - How does that work?

Shaker-loops.com is designed as a sample library of human played, one bar shaker loops that are offered to download or purchase as a CD. The idea is that before you record your song to a boring click track you take 2 minutes time and create a shaker playback that fits to the grid of your sequencer software what allows you the used freedom in editing your tracks afterwards. The purpose is that you will feel much better with a live percussion loop on your side than with a computer generated click track. And if you feel better you play better.

What kinds of samples are offered?

Shaker-loops.com offers you shaker loops and tambourine loops in all possible tempos. The samples are one bar phrases that fit into the grid of your sequencer software.

The files are normal .wav files and you can choose the sample rate between 96khz/24bit, 48khz/24bit, 44.1khz/24bit and 44.1khz/16bit.
The samples are in 3 different feels offered which would be STRAIGHT, LAID BACK and FORWARD

How do I get a sample into my song project?

All you need is a computer with a software sequencer such as ProTools, Logic, Cubase …
You then import the sample you have chosen out of the library into an audio track of your song project and you just have to repeat the sample as often as your song long is.

"So I have a song in tempo 97bpm and I want to create a shaker track. What do I have to do? "

Either you downloaded the library or purchased a CD you now can start with it like this: The shaker loops as well as the tambourine loops are recorded in 5 different tempos. These are 60bpm, 80bpm, 100bpm, 120bpm, 150bpm.
In these tempos you can choose the meters (4/4, 3/4, 5/4, 6/8, 7/4), the subdivision (8th notes, triplets or 16th notes), and the feels (laid back, forward, straight).

loop folder (example)

Let’s take your song in 97bpm: You choose by the feeling of the song the feeling of the shaker loop. Let’s say you decided for the straight 16th note shaker in 100bpm. Now you just have to import this file to your session, then you use the time stretch mode of your sequencer to convert the sample from 100bpm to 97bpm. Once you did this the sample again fits to the grid of your sequencer (make sure you’re in the grid mode and not in any other). Then you repeat the sample as often as you want to and that’s it.