I've been doing some loop based compositions lately. And I was wondering if I should conform to measures or is it ok not to.
Sometimes when I'm loop recording I don't really bother to look at how many beats or measures were recorded as I am looping on a hardware based looper (boss rc-202) so I could stop the loop recording whenever I want and it immediately loops on it (although there is a setting that forces a loop to whole measures, that's if I set the bpm and turn on the metronome). Subsequent loops are then just a multiple of the time of the base loop and I stitch all these loops together eventually (.wav files) to create a song.
I don't really mind if they're not whole measures, I prefer it because then the loop stops immediately and doesn't have to wait until it gets to a whole measure to stop. But I was wondering if it's ok to do that.