Loopcloud.net 2.0 is out today - with access to literally millions of Loopmasters samples, pay as you go, and to get you started there's a lot of free content.
Olly Burke came to Sonic Towers to show us around the new Loopcloud.
Its an elegant system, install the free Loopcloud application and plug-in, add the Loopcloud plug-in to your DAW and the Loopcloud application can stream the samples, tempo and key matched directly into your production. The new system also allows you to buy individual samples, or entire packs, mix and match.
The tagging and labeling are well organized, allowing you to find entire sample packs or just individual samples. What makes it highly usable is that it pipes directly into a channel on your DAW, so you can audition directly into your production - add effects, processing, then click to purchase (samples are usually around 25 credits - about 25 pence).
We have tried it out and found that aside from the actual purchasing of loops and sample, its a useful creative tool, hearing samples and loops in context frequently triggers additional creative ideas and can take your music in directions you may not immediately have thought of.
To get you started LoopCloud are giving away 500 free sample credits (not time limited), plus there's around 1GB of free stuff to get you started, plus a weekly free set of roughly 150 samples to add yo your collection.
There's no subscription fee, just buy some credits, and use them whenever you like - they do not expire. Whats more its free to join and use.
New Features for Loopcloud.net 2.0
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