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    Beginner Producer - Just cant figure this one out......Putting together a melody/loop

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    Hi Guys,

    OK so I am a beginner to all this but this problem is driving me crazy and i cant think of the answer/solution so I am desperate for someone to help.

    I've chopped up a four bar loop on beat and want to make a melody out of it. Now ive managed to pull together something that sounds nice but its only 7 chops/samples over 2 bars but obviously those 7 chops/beats dont fill the whole 2 bars as its like a beat short what do i do?????

    Please note I have these chops in a sampler and I'm playing the 7 hits via a midi keyboard rather than placing 7 chopped audio files.

    Please help,

    Many Thanks,

    Matt



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    Well, you can try to be unique/different and make it loop after the 7th beat. OR, if you going for a more popular sound, then find that eighth beat your missing!! (that might just mean playing the same one twice).

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    Cheers Oxygen Beats! I guess for now I'll just have to construct a melody that works. Thanks for the help

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    change the BPM.

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    The notes will still hit on beats 1, 2 3 and 4 in bar 1 and on beats 1, 2 and 3 in bar 2 - changing the tempo only changes where they sit in real-time not musical time.....

    Bar:Beat→
    Tempo↓
    1 2 3 4 | 2 2 3 4 |
    60bpm 0:00.00 0:01.00 0:02.00 0:03.00 | 0:04.00 0:05.00 0:06.00 0:07.00 |
    90bpm 0:00.00 0:00.67 0:01.33 0:02.00 | 0:02.67 0:03.33 0:04.00 0:04.67 |
    120bpm 0:00.00 0:00.50 0:01.00 0:01.50 | 0:02.00 0:02.50 0:03.00 0:03.50 |
    Start time of each beat depending on tempo
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    well you can always stretch it out, idk what DAW you are using but if you are using FL studio you can auto stretch to match the bpm

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    Thanks guys, this definitely gives me some options and things to think about! Appreciated!

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    You can arrange it in a way where the rest sounds appropriate in the beat.

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    Or do like Jay z's song " new york" and repeat the first note a few times rhythmically to make up for missing beats.. Can also do it with the last beat in your melody loop

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