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Looping and slicing are two techniques used in music production and beatmaking to create unique and dynamic drum patterns. Looping involves selecting a drum sample, setting loop points, adjusting crossfades, and varying loop length to create different rhythmic patterns. Layering multiple loops or combining loops from different samples can create complex patterns. Effects can be applied to shape the sound of the looped samples. Slicing involves selecting a drum loop, determining slice points, cutting the loop at each desired slice point, arranging the slices in a new sequence, and quantizing the slices to ensure precise timing and rhythm. Variations can be made to the velocity, pitch, and timing of each slice. Effects can be applied to the individual slices or the entire sliced drum pattern. Exporting or using the sliced drum pattern as audio clips or within a MIDI sampler or drum sequencer can further manipulate and arrange the sound.