I am totally new to the world of loops, which seem to be a pretty big deal for some genres, such as EDM and techno. I've always taken pride in creating my drum beats from scratch and modifying the sounds of each percussive element until I was satisfied.
However, i've come to realize that my grooves aren't very developed and lack "feel."
So, i've subscribed to loopmasters.com and found some really cool drum beats that can be exported as .wav files.
After importing the audio file into Ableton, however, I realized that I would not be able to edit the drum loop at all, making it pretty unusable for my purposes--I need to have far more control over the beat than that.
So, I "convert audio to MIDI," which Ableton makes super easy, but then my issue is that the notes are no longer assigned to the original kit but to whatever kit I choose from my files. So then I sort of have the groove captured, but it sounds terrible. Part of the benefit of loopmasters.com (I am hoping) is the ability to work with the drums the way they were produced (complete with reverb/distortion/EQ/etc.)
Is this, as far as you know, even an option with loopmasters? Or, alternatively, do I need to choose either "one-shots" or "loops"? My goal is to use the MIDI-programmed loopmaster drum loops (remember, these are purchased as audio files) as the foundation to demos and songs, modifying the original beat as I go along.
Update: This is all I see in terms of export options.