Producers that use our loops and samples are always asking ”How do I import Apple Loops in Garageband or Logic?”, so we put together this simple tutorial to show you how it’s done.
Mar 09, 2011 GarageBand turns your iPad, and iPhone into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. And with Live Loops, it makes it easy for anyone to have fun creating music like a DJ. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play keyboards, guitars, and create beats.
Importing and indexing our Apple loops into Garageband is really, very easy. In a nutshell you simply drag and drop the apple loops from a ‘Finder’ window directly into your loop browser while Garageband or Logic is open.
Here’s a Step by Step Guide.
- GarageBand loops are professionally recorded (and royalty-free) musical snippets that supply drum beats, rhythm parts, melody lines, bass sections, and so on for your music. Apple includes more than 1,000 loops files with GarageBand, and you also add thousands more by purchasing optional $99 Jam Packs (covering Remix Tools, Rhythm Section, Symphony Orchestra, World Music.
- Use Apple Loops and audio files with Live Loops in GarageBand for iPad In addition to recording, you can add Apple Loops and audio files to cells in an Audio Recorder or Amp row of the grid, or to an empty row. If your song has an empty grid, and has regions in Tracks view, you can import all of the regions from Tracks view to the Live Loops grid.
1 – Open a Finder window and navigate to the folder on your hard drive that contains the apple loops. Make sure that you have unzipped the apple loops from the zip file first.
For older versions of Garageband, you need to make sure that you are viewing the actual .aiff files and not just the folders.
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You cannot drag folders into the older Garageband loop browser, only files.
2 – Open Garageband, expand the loop browser if required. To open the loop browser, click the Loop Browser button (with the eye icon) in the control bar. Next go to the Finder window and select the apple loops (.aiff files) that you want to index and simply drag and drop them directly into the open loop browser.
3 – Depending on the amount of loops that you are importing, it could take some time, so go and make some coffee while you wait. The fast your machine ,the faster the loops will get indexed. If you’re good at keeping your disk defragmented you’ll also see a benefit in speed during massive file dumps.
4 – When the apple loops have finished indexing go to the Preferences > General tab and uncheck the “Filter for more relevant results” option as this will increase the number of apple loops that you’ll be able to see. You might want to try doing this before indexing the loops.
Top Tip 1
If you have purchased our Max Producer Pack or simply have lots of collections of apple loops it’s going to take a long time to navigate to all the sub folders that contain your files. The best thing to do in this instance is to dump all of your apple loops into one large folder and then use Finder to search only for .aiff files within that folder.
You can then select the search results and drag and drop them into the Garageband loop browser. It will take a long time to index the files but you’ll have saved a lot of time manually digging down to sub folders to find your apple loops.
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Top Tip 2
GarageBand 1 installs its loop content in:
/Library/Application Support/GarageBand/Apple Loops/
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GarageBand 2 and later and Logic Pro/Express 7.1 install their loops in:
~/Library/Audio/Apple Loops/User Loops
Just be careful what you delete. Make sure you only delete files that failed to index and always have a backup of anything you intend to delete.
Top Tip 3
Garageband will not display loops in the loop browser if they are tagged with a different time signature to your Project. So, if your song is in 4/4 time don’t expect to see any 5/4 time loops in the loop browser. Only matching time signatures will display.
Whether you’re just keeping track of ideas or putting together fully fledged projects, there’s no better way to create music on the go than with Garageband for iOS.
If like me you’ve all but exhausted the existing loops that come pre packaged with Garageband through hours of experimentation and recording, adding new sounds is definitely something you’ll want to do.
Trouble is, Apple haven’t exactly made it obvious HOW to add new loops to your mobile library…
In the video below, I walk you through how you can quickly add new loops to Garageband, so you can get right back to doing what you do best – creating awesome music on your iDevice!
Check it out:
If this video inspired you to get out there and grab some new loops for use in Garageband iOS, i’d recommend checking out Loopmasters.com. They’ve always got great sales and discounts and allow new users to download a huge amount of FREE loops. You can find out more here.