The Magic of Looping: David Ford, One Take, One Camera.

Looping is clearly one of the fundamental aspects of digital music making. From watching friends play with Fruity Loops in college to seeing an ex-roommate perform a live looping concert for New Years last year, I’ve become increasingly interested in the magic of looping.

Thanks to one of my favorite bloggers, Eliot Van Buskirk of the Listening Post, I discovered this video of David Ford, in which he records his song “Go To Hell” – in one take – using looping and household kitchen appliances, in addition to instruments and a microphone. Badass.

A perfect example of the modern multi-instrumental recording artist looking for creative new ways to make music. He would do well as a MixMatchArtist. To compare this rendition to the original, click here. I think I like the homemade one better.

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4 Responses to “The Magic of Looping: David Ford, One Take, One Camera.”


  1. 1 DaveB April 25, 2008 at 11:31 am

    So how exactly is he doing this, is he looping the sounds live, or is he later using some software to edit the sound? He seems to be listening to the looped music at one point in the video while he is adding some piano and has to grab for the microphone not to miss the beat. Or is that all part of the act?

  2. 2 Sandra Possing May 7, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    @DaveB – I will ask him 🙂 Watch out for a post about my interview with David Ford coming soon.

  3. 3 Motorokr August 8, 2008 at 11:25 am

    David ford is the man! David Ford is one of the most talented singer/songwriters out there!. Motorola is actually giving away the “To Hell with the World” ringtone for free in The Hotel Cafe section on the Motorola site. Enjoy!


  1. 1 David Ford Interview « .Evolving Music. Trackback on June 10, 2008 at 12:26 pm

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