Many of us have large sample collections, but how many of your samples do you actually use on a regular basis? It’s easy enough to accumulate loops, one-shots and other sounds, but if they’re spread across multiple, badly-labelled folders, the chances are that they’ll end up languishing in the outer reaches of your hard drive, never to be auditioned or used in a project.
Fortunately, there’s a solution to this problem: Loopmasters Loopcloud. Operating as a plugin within your DAW, this initially enabled you to buy and manage samples from the Loopmasters stable, but as of version 3.0, you can add your entire personal sample collection to Loopcloud as well.
It goes further than that, though; when you add samples to Loopcloud, they’re automatically analysed and tagged. This means that you can search by content type, instrument, BPM and key, and even add your own custom tags. What’s more, when you add samples to your project, they’re automatically locked to its key and tempo.
In short, Loopcloud 3.0 will help you to rediscover your sounds and get more out of them than ever before, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Acclaimed UK producer M.J. Cole has worked with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith, Dizzee Rascal and Katy B, and remixed tracks for Amy Winehouse, Mariah Carey, De La Soul and Alicia Keys. He’s been a massive fan of Loopcloud from the start, but version 3.0 has taken things to another level.
Check out the video above to see M.J. discussing how he uses samples in his workflow, and how Loopcloud 3.0 has breathed new life into them.
So, if you want to integrate, access and audition your sounds like never before, head on over to the Loopcloud website and download Loopcloud 3.0 for free now.