Next, I choose a bass audio loop from my audio loop library. Most DAWs come with additional audio loops, which are sometimes on a separate disc. I audition a few loops and find one that sounds pretty good, so I drag and drop it onto an empty track. After adding a few more audio loops to build up the track a little, I move on to something new.
On my iPhone, I have a fantastic app made under the supervision of Brian Eno called bloom, and I love messing around with it. So, I connect my iPhone headphone output to my audio interface and record my Bloom performance onto a free track.
Now that things are really coming together, a bit of copying and pasting, and arranging spreads what I have out to three and a half minutes of music. I’m starting to feel like picking up my guitar and putting some riffs and chords down, so running through Studio One’s guitar fx/amp modelling plugin, I find some sounds that fit well, put my DAW into loop record, and start jamming.
So there we have it, from too lazy to breathe to a full track…and I didn’t even need to get off my seat!