Loopcloud 2.0 is a free standalone "cloud-based" application for both Mac & Windows powered by loop specialists Loopmasters.
Loopcloud 2.0 is a very impressive system that enables users to effortlessly browse, stream and audition/import samples & loops from the application into any DAW project.
Why Should Pro Tools Users Be Interested In Loopcloud 2.0?
In the past, Pro Tools users who produced music with loops would have most likely used The Pro Tools Workspace Browser, which hasn't ever been much of a loops or samples facility.
Many Pro Tools users, myself included, never bothered with the Workspace browser, instead, choosing the easier drag and drop option to get files from sample drives into Pro Tools sessions, but this wasn't a very good solution either. Loopcloud 2.0 offers several intuitive workflows that finally makes Pro Tools a system suitable for creatively producing music with loops and samples.
What Is Loopcloud 2?
Loopcloud 2.0 is available as a free download along with 1GB of free cloud-based samples. Each week 150 new free samples are added to the free library cloud collection. An integrated store offers a wealth of extra samples payable via a points system. If there are particular loops, samples or packages that you audition and find inspirational then invest your points to be able to download the high-quality samples directly into your session without closing Pro Tools.
Try Before You Buy?
Loopcloud 2.0 enables users to easily audition any sample within a DAW session free of charge, may they be part of the free collection of cloud-based samples or store paid samples, this is a very cool feature.
Store loops can be auditioned, however, these are low-quality samples that have ambient bird tweeting noise embedded to encourage users to purchase samples. This noise is removed when points have been used to purchase the sample. Users can purchase points in the following tiers:
- 500 Points: £5
- 2,000 Points: £20
- 5,000 Points: £50
The points value of samples and packs do vary. Expect typical pricing of singular samples to be in the region of 15-25 points with packs starting at around 2,000 points. Only pay for samples you want and use!
In This Video
Watch this video to learn how to connect the Standalone Loopcloud application with Pro Tools. Fear not non-Pro Tools users, this method is the same for other DAWs such as Studio One and Logic Pro X.
We show you around both the free loop library and store demonstrating some cool features such as Pitch and & Pattern controls that enable users to personalise loops. Loopcloud's BPM syncs to the DAW host BPM, this is a killer feature, samples and loops automatically playback in the song session BPM both when auditioning loops and importing to sessions.
If you use loops heavily in your music production workflow then you should really take note of Loopcloud 2.0, there isn't anything else like it on the market today for loop management. If you are not much of a loop-based music producer then you should also check this out as it may just be something you are missing from your creative toolkit.
Set The Key And Melodic Loops Will Auto Follow
In this video, we show you one way of searching for loops by key. In Loopcloud 2.0 you can turn on the target key and auto key feature, which enables users to audition loops while in a DAW to make the key of your song, this is a great feature when working with melodic loops.
Download Loopcloud 2 Free Today
Download your free Mac or Windows copy of Loopcloud 2.0 from the Loopcloud website and experience a loop and sample application like no other. New users are required to register a free Loopmasters account.