Loopcloud continues to evolve and we now have version 4.0 to dive into. If you are a budding producer/DJ or a seasoned pro, LC 4 has some amazing tools for crafting your next track or DJ set.
With Loopcloud’s revolutionary new Loop Editor, you can slice, edit and reverse samples into unique patterns, and then audition any loop or one-shot with the same edits you’ve made. All before downloading anything or even touching your DAW.
Choose a loop in Loopcloud, and you’ll be able to cut, drag, reverse and re-arrange the sound, transforming it into a totally new pattern – whether you own it or not. Once you’ve found an edit that works, you can use that same pattern again and again with any sample in the entire Loopcloud store or your personal library of samples.
Control the volume for individual slices to create builds or accent templates for any sample; move audio within a slice to add swing and groove or microscopic retiming; reverse individual regions within a pattern and apply fades; crop individual drums to isolate hits from loops, and rearrange them to create rolls or fills from multiple root loops.
Loopcloud was always a browsing powerhouse, but it’s now a deeply creative tool as well! With the option to download the edited sample or the original, this will change the way you work with samples.
Loop Editor Functions
Slice audio into regions with the scissor tool
Drag and rearrange audio on the clip timeline before downloading
Apply fade-in and fade-out to whole samples or individual regions
Reverse audio per region to create more interesting custom patterns
Redefine the start point of any sample
Define the volume of every portion of audio independently
Move audio within a clip using the slip editor
Use the same edit on multiple samples from your library or in the store
Other New Additions in Loopcloud 4.0
Loopcloud plugin has also changed – as well as providing an automatically connected output for Loopcloud within your DAW, to audition samples alongside your track, the Loopcloud plugin can now accept MIDI input and will play Loopcloud’s samples chromatically across the keyboard, like a regular sampler.
Loopcloud has also been working hard to improve the software based on user feedback. Searching through your existing library or the Loopcloud Store is now quicker, and tags work in a more intuitive way. Downloads are also faster, as we’ve re-tuned Loopcloud’s network performance.
Copy and paste files between Loopcloud and your DAW, rather than only dragging – this helps users running Loopcloud and their DAW in the same window.
Elsewhere, more keyboard shortcuts have been implemented; the Loopcloud UI can be zoomed for different monitor setups; the bottom panel, other panels and modules can be resized; and the Preferences have been re-organized.
Head to https://www.loopcloud.net/ to learn more.