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When I was trying to decide if I should get Jam Pack 5, I tried to find sample songs to help me make my decision. The ones on the Apple site only showcase one loop song and I was most interested in hearing the loops available, since I just barely fumbler around the keyboard.

I was frustrated in my search, so I decided to get it anyway, based on the rave reviews I'd read and, boy, am I happy with this Jam Pack. It's worth the purchase for the percussion loops alone.

So, since I was frustrated in my loop song demo search, I thought other people might have the same interest in hearing an example. This song is all loops, except for the African choir which I played (the oohs). I deliberately didn't alter the loops at all, because I'm posting this mostly as a way for other "loopers" to get a chance to hear some of what's available.

I had originally planned to try and include a loop from every country represented in the Jam Pack and that quickly became impossible. This song doesn't even scratch the surface of what's available and the pack has more than 3000 loops. In my opinion, the software instruments sound even more realistic than the ones in Jam Pack 4, which is saying a lot.

I hope you enjoy this little sample. I had a blast making it.
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Uploaded: Feb 25, 2006 - 03:24:45 PM
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thoddi said 4285 days ago (February 25th, 2006)
ooooh
well, I got a bit dissapointed, cause I was expecting to get to hear the lovely vocals from ledebutant:)

But thanks for making this demo. The loops sounds great. Its amazing what apple has brought us for a cost most people can afford.

Hope to hear something based on these loops with your vox on sooooooon Lisa:)
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ledebutant said 4285 days ago (February 25th, 2006)
ooooh
Thor, strangely, I felt guilty for not singing on this, especially since I couldn't
get the timing right on some of the ooh's and could have done them myself.
Wacky, I know, but true. :-)
said 4285 days ago (February 25th, 2006)
ooooh
Yeah, got your vox on yo.
said 4285 days ago (February 25th, 2006)
ooooh
Yeah, got your vox on yo.
ledebutant said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
ooooh
But, I can't, Bad Ass from Ohio. It's not folk music. :-)
Ed Hannifin said 4285 days ago (February 25th, 2006)
Apple oughta be giving you...
...a commission on all MacJams sales....

And I AM sitting here thinking about getting the World pack, and this IS
helpful... So thank you for making a "demo" that's so fun to listen to...

I will now sit and wait for your next "real" song....

Ed
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ledebutant said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
Apple oughta be giving you...
You know, Ed, I think it's very sad that you're not in charge of handing out
money for Apple. Consider a career change?

I'd love to hear what you'd do with this JP. Also, when are we going to get a
new song from you? Get jamming!
Ed Hannifin said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
Apple oughta be giving you...
Well... I cleaned my studio...something good might come of that...and I've been
writing down titles again...

Now just a little free time with me well rested...


Ed
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perceptualvortex said 4285 days ago (February 25th, 2006)
Wow
Great assemblage of loops. This makes me want JP5. The vocal loops are great, I love that kind of singing. Lots of good choices made in this song.
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ledebutant said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
Wow
Thanks, David. The vocal loops are very cool, unfortunately the quantity is
fairly limited, which means that they will be used to death, probably. This was
interesting for me to experiment with though, because I could see that vocals
enriched this song and might be something for me to try to dig up, a vocal
loops collection so that I could have backup singers that aren't me,
sometimes.

The African choirs are VERY useful, though, and much more flexible than the
loops.
said 4285 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
Some demo!
What an interesting and evocative assemblage of loops. JP5 now on my
must get list. Also want to look at some of your other work. Thanks for
sharing.
ledebutant said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
Some demo!
Thanks so much and thanks for checking out my other songs, too and
commenting! Very generous of you, indeed.
Reinholt56 said 4285 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
Worldly wonderful
This is a truly wonderful mix of worldy/ethnic loops and I really enjoyed your interpretation.

East meets West in the best possible taste.

Thanks.

R.
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ledebutant said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
Worldly wonderful
Thanks so much, R, for saying that you thought the East meets West was
okay. I wondered if that would be dizzy-inducing. What I found when I was
using these loops, was that music from different cultures often blends very
well together, especially the percussion. A very nice surprise for me.
aclarke said 4285 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
What a nice thing to do!
Granted, you had fun doing it- but what an awesome idea. Plus you put
this all together in a unique and interesting way.
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ledebutant said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
What a nice thing to do!
Thanks Adam. I have to admit the "fun" part had as much to do with it as the
"nice" part. It's fun to try and get some of the rest of the gang to shell out for
the JP, as well.
Tom Atwood said 4285 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
ooops!
I have Jampack 5 and didn't even load the loops (because they take up
so much space). Maybe I made a mistake? They sound great, original,
unfamiliar, un-loop-like.
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ledebutant said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
ooops!
Do they sound almost as if they come from another land... ;-)

What I found very nice about the loops was that they give access to a whole
assortment of instruments other than the software instruments. I also think
that percussion loops tend to sound the least "loopy" of all, especially if
they're used appropriately and this JP is rich, rich I tell you! in percussion
options. I'd really, really like to hear what you'd come up with, mixing loops
and your fabulous ability with real instruments.
ledebutant said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
P.S.
Forgot to mention that I put in that African marimba loop just for someone
special.
Tom Atwood said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
P.S.
you can never go wrong with marimba!

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said 4285 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
I must by it
Thanks, for this great demo and tip.
Nice and solid good work "ledebutant" I like it.

Sincerely
------
Skean
ledebutant said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
I must by it
Thanks for the comment, Skean. Looks like Apple owes me another
commission check! :-)
Macaudion said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
And I too, have bee thinking about getting the 5
You may have just covinced me Lisa. It sounds like you've taken that loop asignment that you spoke of and you made it REAL. Facinating journey you just guided us through. Nice TRIP... Very nice - If I weren't so impressed and happy for you, I might be jealous that I didn't do this first. But I'm all grown up now...

Thanks Hommey - Cyd
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ledebutant said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
And I too, have bee thinking about getting the 5
Babycakes, I had you, David and Mr. Estate in mind when I created this. There
may have been some ulterior motive action going on. I would be thrilled to
see what you come up with using this JP. It's truly amazing and, man oh man
do the drums kick!

By the way, I'm not fooling myself, what you create will make this song look
as though a team of very quiet nuns created it.

BUY IT!

Um..please buy it. :-)
alley-oop said 4284 days ago (February 27th, 2006)
exceptional sound
great job with compostiion, prodiction , mix, etc. Great ride D/L.
Special work.
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pooey said 4281 days ago (March 1st, 2006)
Yeah
Sounds good and very un-loopy (perhaps in part because we just haven't
been exposed to these loops like we have been with the original {gulp} GB
loops).

Have you played around with the software instruments at all? Do they
sound authentic enough?

Great job of mixing by the way!
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stratcat51 said 4273 days ago (March 10th, 2006)
Very Cool !
Once again, great job. You are the loop master ! Or is it just plain loopy lol. Just kidding. I love how this song builds and how you introduce differen't instruments along the timeline. I wish I had 1/10 or your arranging skills. I have a few tunes I'm working on using loops, but so far they sound too generic. Especially when compared to yours. Great Tune Lisa.
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Monkaton said 4263 days ago (March 19th, 2006)
Great arrangement
Apple should pay you some money for promoting the Jam Pack.

Great arrangement of loops. The starts and stops kept it all very
interesting as well as the percussion.

I'd rate you very high on each category if it were available.
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Pie said 4262 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
um...
um bongo, um bongo, they drink it in the congo :-)

check it!
ledebutant said 4261 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
um...
That's nice, Pie, now where in Hades are my Wagon Wheels? :-)
Pie said 4261 days ago (March 22nd, 2006)
um...
customs?

---
I find your lack of faith disturbing
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Pie said 4262 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
um...
um bongo, um bongo, they drink it in the congo :-)

check it!
Drew Kopr said 4261 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
Holy Poop!
This is really grooving! I dig.
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moorlandt said 4260 days ago (March 22nd, 2006)
just great
Anything has been said in the above comments (and who am I to comment). I just wanted to express my appreciation.
Walter
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ledebutant said 4260 days ago (March 22nd, 2006)
just great
Hey, you're absolutely welcome. Thank you so much for taking the time to say
something nice!
Roxylee said 4235 days ago (April 17th, 2006)
I love this
Hi! I didn't know about your music until I saw your pix in Mystery
Macjammers.You go, girl! :-) Makes me want to go buy Jampacks and
try to learn loops the way you have. Very creative and excellently done.
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Scorpjammer said 4223 days ago (April 28th, 2006)
All loops?
Terrific arrangement. Very creative piece of work. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

A Keeper.
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jie said 4221 days ago (May 1st, 2006)
good
enjoyed this very much. dont know what language but sounds a bit Scottish,Gaelic, very good cheery
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thetiler said 4214 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
wow -
this was fun, quite nce fit I must say with those sections!

The singing especially is quite striking!

hmm, now yer getting me thinking whether I should by it :)

Thanks for the advertisment

Love that belero type flute with that dayo solo singer and the list keeps
going on this!

impressed
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atonalis said 4211 days ago (May 11th, 2006)
how could.....?
not one like these performances forged together? wonderful.
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WRG said 4190 days ago (May 31st, 2006)
hey there
So nice to hear you here. I love your music. I'm glad you're making
music.

Thanks
William
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borisluxx said 4178 days ago (June 13th, 2006)
Ethnically Pleasing!
I enjoyed the chanting and the drumming on this track! It sounds very
well put together. It sounds as though you've incorporated African
tribal music with middle-eastern. Awesome!!! Arn't Apples cool???!!!
Wow! I know that putting a piece like this together can be a challange.
Most people would most likely drag this tune out until it became too
long to bear. You've kept it within a very reasonable time. (Length).
Some of the vocals have a great haunting aura about them! I love that!
Excellent job!

Oh, by the way, it would have been nice to hear YOUR voice in there as
well, but you make up for it by posting other tunes of yours. You do
have a lovely voice. Hope to hear more from you! Peace!

P.S. I noticed that on your track "Sweet Baby", you mentioned that your
husband doesn't listen to the music you've created. That's a shame,
because I think he's missing out on something really great.




-Boris Luxx
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DOCTORBIZARRE said 4141 days ago (July 19th, 2006)
HMMM!
I must have overlooked this before! Cool! Your voice sounds great in this! Hahaha!
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DOCTORBIZARRE said 4141 days ago (July 19th, 2006)
HMMM!
I must have overlooked this before! Cool! Your voice sounds great in this! Hahaha!
Check out my latest song called STORM
DOCTORBIZARRE said 4141 days ago (July 19th, 2006)
HMMM!
I must have overlooked this before! Cool! Your voice sounds great in this! Hahaha!
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said 4062 days ago (October 6th, 2006)
very nice
the arrangement is put together with great care. True I thought I would
hear your beautifull voice but oh well great tune anyway
Henke said 4058 days ago (October 11th, 2006)
You could have fooled me
This is a great song in it's own right! Great percussion and the vox adds
to the feeling. Very nice composition and mix. Love the ending. No work
of just any debutant if you ask me ;-)
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blaky smith said 4046 days ago (October 23rd, 2006)
Original Rhythmic
Here a very pleasant tune. I love this song and the combination of your
voice with good drumming. I regret my language so limited to say you
all my good sensations. Thanks, Marc
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guitapick said 3889 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
Jam Pack World Music...
...is now on my list of "gunna git that!" things.

You really did some great things with this. I love this piece.

Being unfamiliar with the program, I can't break it down. Just a very cool piece. Downloaded and on to my iPod.
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michael2 said 3827 days ago (May 29th, 2007)
wow
i just heard this one for the first time. i'm really impressed that you put this all together with JP5. i haven't tried anything like this as my love of ethnic folk music is limited to an appreciation as opposed to an understanding of the musical dialog. you got it wired. excellent job.
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ledebutant said 3827 days ago (May 29th, 2007)
Chanks
Thanks, Michael. I swear I'm just making this up as I go along, but I do love arranging and wish I didn't have to choose between doing that and singing and/or practicing the guitar and piano. I don't know that I really understood the musical dialog, as you put it. I really just arranged this the same way as I do everything. It's almost like laying railroad track. I build one piece of the song, pretty much completely and then when I think it's done, I go on to the next few measures and hope that I did it before things got too boring, but not while they were still too interesting.

You know, I really appreciate the listening you're doing to my older songs. Thanks so much for that! You're such a talented musician that it's very flattering.
michael2 said 3827 days ago (May 29th, 2007)
that's
pretty much what i do as well (make it up as i go along). i really think you show an innate understanding of this music though. but it is also in the vein of dead can dance (who i love).

forgot to mention: love your new pic.
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magnatone said 3565 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Le Monde
I LOVE THIS!!! Having just tried my first thing using the World Music JP, I can really appreciate how you put this altogether. I know this has been up for a year so you'll probably never seen this comment, but I think you're GREAT
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