I posted a while back about the benefits of playing with a click track in worship. One of the benefits what once your band can stick with a click track you can then open up the ability to use drum loops, sequences, and more. There are many benefits to using loops even beyond having those cool lo-fi drum loops and etherial sounds. In a worst case scenario you can fill in a missing instrument (smaller ministries can utilize this to create a “bigger than appears sound” from stage). Sound samples have come so far in the past 10 years that you can literally have the London Symphony Orchestra at your fingertips or backing your worship set. The sonic possibilities are endless.
“How do I do that you ask?”
“Great question” I respond.
There are a variety of tools you can utilize from GarageBand, Ableton Live, Main Stage, Pro Tools, Reason and many many more. There are also a variety of pre-made loops created by other for sale or free. Some sites will sell the multi-track file so you can edit rather than start from scratch.
While this is not an extensive list of all the resources available here is a great list to start you on your way. (special thanks to Brannon Hancock who compiled a part of this list to help get me going).
*NEW* DB Worship – Free reason files, loops, training, gear talk and much much more. Great resource!!! *NEW*
Loops in Worship YouTube Site – Training
Loops in Worship Site – Loop Elements and Training
Our Rising Sound – Blog and Loops for Sale
Loop Community.com – Free Loops, Loops for Sale and Training
My Music Writer.com – Loops for Sale and Custom Loops
Bwack’s Forum – The David Crowder Band Drummer BLog, Forum, and Musings
Interactive Worship Live.com – Multi Track Loops, Lite Loops, Loops with video
Sacred Loops.org – Loops and Training
Drum Loops for Worship – Free Loops and Training
Modern Worship Loops.com – Loops for sale
Praise Charts.com – Sheet Music, Multi-Track Files, Click Tracks, Rhythm Tracks
Looping Worship.com – loops, training and more
Create Digital Music.com – Great training resource
What other resources have you found to be beneficial for Worship loops?