In a recent article Russ spoke of the need for those making the stuff we use to make music to take into account the importance of workflow when designing new products. Loopcloud 2 by Loopmasters with its DAW integrated audition plug-in ticks all the workflow boxes.
What Loopcloud does is remove one of the biggest killers of loop based production and that is the convoluted and time consuming process often associated with trying to find the right loop.
Loopcloud is two things; firstly a fully featured and powerful loop finder and secondly a VST/AU/AAX plug-in that allows you to audition tempo-synced loops from right inside the DAW.
New Features for Loopcloud 2.0
- Audition the entire Loopmasters catalogue in your DAW
- Stream millions of samples whether you own them or not
- Buy individual sounds, folders and packs directly from Loopcloud
- Sounds match your project’s key automatically for easy auditioning
- Loopcloud automatically connects to any DAW via the Loopcloud plugin
- Tagging is improved to help you choose from millions of sounds
- Upgraded GUI and graphics, and general optimisations
- Software updates are performed automatically
This is what Loopmasters, the creators of Loopcloud say;
Audition Millions of Sounds
Loopcloud 2.0 is out now, and it lets you audition the award-winning Loopmasters catalogue in your DAW, in perfect sync with your projects, for free! Now you can preview millions of sounds made by the world’s top artists – whether you own them or not – straight from the cloud. Only pay for what you need when you’re ready to commit and drag directly into your project.
Buy Individual Samples, Selections or Whole Packs
The world of music is changing, and so is Loopmasters. Loopcloud 2.0 makes it possible to buy just the individual samples you’ve auditioned, as well as full packs or folders of sounds. You can now preview sounds right inside the app – no need to open a browser or download and unzip.
Auto Keymatch and Better Tagging
With comprehensive updates to tagging and navigation, Loopcloud 2.0 makes it even easier to find the sounds you’re looking for. With the new Auto Keymatch function, any sample can be automatically transposed, making it fit your host project whatever its original key.
Works Better and Quicker
Loopcloud 2.0 now connects to your DAW automatically, updates on its own and works 4x faster. Improved optimisations across the board make Loopcloud more intuitive, inspirational and speed up your workflow.
Free Sounds for Everyone
Every week, each user gets a healthy dose of track-making material added to their collection, just by launching Loopcloud.
Pricing and Availability
No subscription required - individual sounds, folders and packs are purchased with credits. All users will be given 500 free credits to get started. Until August 1st, all users will receive double credits on their first purchase.
What We Think Of Loopcloud 2
If you work with loops then Loopcloud may be the answer to all the usual creation-killer issues one can face, it's easy to use and has many powerful features that include key matching and a nifty auto-pattern feature that can be used when checking out one-shot samples.
We tested Loopcloud with both Studio One and Pro Tools and it works like a charm using the free Loopcloud plug-in. We searched, found, downloaded and dragged samples into the timeline as one would want to, it even let us drag one shot samples onto Impact pads without issues.
The only thing we would like to see would be to add your own folders of existing samples into the Loopcloud browser, there is a + sign on the GUI which when pressed says 'Coming Soon', we expect this is where you'll be able to add your own sample libraries in an updated version of Loopcloud.
Loopcloud is very clever and is well worth checking out. It gets a huge thumbs up from us!