Using loops isn’t cheating! It is a great way to come up with new ideas, especially if you are feeling stuck. I think the key is to quickly start changing the sounds and use it as a springboard to create a whole new sound. Making a track from Loops can speed up your production and give you ideas to work with quicky.
I made this video to check out Loopcloud by Loopmasters and how you can use it in your production. I walk you through using Future Bass loops with Loopcloud to speed up making a sketch and composition ideas in Ableton Live.