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Anyone know of a CD that could be used as a LATIN: Afro-Cuban metronome?
I know there someone markets a CD with only drum tacks, is there an equivalent in the Latin genre? Maybe you know of a great CD that has entended tracks of drum circle or Afro drums that one could practice with.
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If you had a Mac and the music program GarageBand you would find a lot of latin percussion loops that you could play with and change the tempo .

There are lots of loop programs for PC's also .
 

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I imagine one is on the way. Makes more sense to do the swing stuff first. And the Free Bop is such a useful tool that their priorities were not misplaced.
 

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Like Bobsax says, there're zillions of sampled percussion CDs out there, many of them specifically latin and some of them have quite lengthy loops on them, plus there's freeware that would allow you to continuously loop them accurately or even build your own patterns from combinations of them if you can be bothered :)
 

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I can't be 'bothered' as I do not have the computer chops to create such a loop..besides I do not practice in the same room as this here computer..so maybe you could suggest ONE or TWO of the sampled CDs out there and let me know how to get hold of it...without of course having to burn-rip-download or do something beside just slip the silly thing into a CD player.
That's what I was asking..
 

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A couple suggestions ;

1) get a friend or teacher that has a loop program burn you a bunch of loops at different tempos . You could probably fill an audio CD with 20 tempos of 5 minutes each . I do similar things for my students but usually I attach some chords for specific scale exercises .

2) get a casio or yamaha keyboard with the auto accompaniment feature and just use the drum/percussion (turn off the chord/bass part)

3) I think there is a metronome with some latin percussion . It my be called Dr, beat or something like that . I think mostly drummers use them for practice .
 

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I can't be 'bothered' as I do not have the computer chops to create such a loop..besides I do not practice in the same room as this here computer..so maybe you could suggest ONE or TWO of the sampled CDs out there and let me know how to get hold of it...without of course having to burn-rip-download or do something beside just slip the silly thing into a CD player.
That's what I was asking..
Heh yes I can relate to that. A few years back I hjad the whole home studio thing, but the more stuff I bought the more frustrated I got reading manuals, the less time I spent using the stuff and the less satisfaction I got from having it. "Can't be bothered" works for me.

I've been out of the sampling scence for quite a while, but this was the sort of thing I had in mind when you asked about loops. Basically it'll have a bunch of WAV files on it that you can either mess about with or just play as-is, but at £37 perhaps it might be using a sledge hammer to crack a nut - it looks like a lot of fun though :)

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I note it comes with an audio CD as well as a data CD, so you wouldn't need a PC, but bear in mind that the patterns won't "loop" accurately unless you've got a very fancy CD player like a DJ CD deck for instance, so you could put a sample on "repeat" but there'd be a noticable pause with most HiFi decks.
 
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