Loopcloud FAQs

What is Loopcloud?

Loopcloud is a free application and plugin that gives you access to the Loopmasters back catalogue. 
Now you can preview millions of sounds made by the world’s top artists – whether you own them or not – straight from the cloud, and only pay for what you need when you’re ready to commit and drag directly into your project.

It’s free and it will change the way you use samples in your music. 

Every loop, one shot, synth preset, or pack you’ve ever bought from Loopmasters.com will be available from the from Loopcloud, your sounds saved in the cloud. You don’t have to worry using up loads of hard disk space or losing your samples. 

Use Loopcloud to browse for samples, favourite the ones you like and download them. You’ll be able to search for sounds, filter your library using useful tags such as file type, musical genre, or instrument type.

Do I need a Loopmasters account to use Loopcloud

Yes, you must use your Loopmasters account, or sign up for one. 

Do I need an internet connection to use Loopcloud?

Loopcloud streams your audio files from cloud servers. Which means to use Loopcloud and the store, you need to be connected to the internet.

We stream compressed audio - but it's still good enough quality for previewing. The speed at which you hear previews depend on the size of the file, and your internet speed. If you've got 10 mbps, then you''ll be fine for most tasks. Of course, the faster your internet, the quicker loopcloud will go.

Downloading files to your computer means that you'll get the file in full (e.g. 44.1 kHz, 24bit wav) on your HDD. Now you're previews are high quality, and instant, and they will work offline.

What does it cost?  

Nothing!  Loopcloud is free to download

It comes with over a gigabyte of free content, 150 free samples every week, and 500 free points to spend in the Loopcloud Store.

There's absolutely no reason why you wouldn't download it!

Do I have to subscribe or pay monthly? 

No, Loopcloud is 'pay as you go'. 

You buy points, which you can spend on samples. You can by as many or as few points as you like whenever you like. 

What is Loopcloud Store?

Its a market place where you can browse, preview and buy single sound, folders or sounds or entire packs. 

The store gives you access to millions of sounds from thousands of packs. You can search for sounds from multiple packs, or look inside a pack to browse all the sounds in that pack. 

All the samples in Loopcloud are streamed from the cloud – this means its quick to preview your search results, but as soon as you choose to download the files, they’ll be in their original full-quality uncompressed format.

How does pricing work?

Samples are priced in points

A one shot (e.g. a drum hit or a single synth note) is 15 points and a loop is 25 points.

Longer one shots and loops are priced higher, and certain files such as vocals are priced a bit higher.

The price of a pack always tracks the price on Loopmasters.com, so buying a pack in Loopcloud in points will cost you the same.

If you have already purchased some sounds or folders from a pack, we will remove the total number of points from the total pack price. e.g. if you have already bought all the bass loops for 650 points, the pack price was 2995 points, will now be 2345 points.

Folder Pricing
If you want to buy just a folder of sounds, click on a folder in a pack Loopcloud will calculate the total number of points for that folder.
The folder price may exceed the total price pack - it's always cheaper to buy the whole pack. If this is the case, then you are unable to buy the folder and can only buy the pack.

Purchasing Points

You can purchase 500, 2000 or 5000 points for £5 £20 or £50 (British Pound Sterling).

If you are buying in any other currency, then we will convert to your currency at the point of purchase.

What quality are the sample previews on the store?

The sample previews are compressed and we've add some gentle white noise noise and atmospheric bird noise to all sounds in the store. This will allow you to get a very good idea of how the sound works in your track, but once you have purchased the sound, you will hear the full quality sound without any additional noise.

How does Loopcloud work with my DAW?

Loopcloud integrates seamlessly into your DAW or music software workflow.

Drag and drop directly from Loopcloud App into a track in your DAW. You can even drag and drop up to 128 files into your sampler of choice in one go!

The Loopcloud plugin is VST, AU, and AAX formats, so will work with almost any DAW, allowing you to preview sounds directly into track in your DAW, in sync.

It works like a virtual instrument so you get the output on a track, meaning you can add e.g. a spectrum analyser plug-in, EQ or Compress or any FX onto your preview track. You won’t believe how useful this is until you try it.

Where are my samples stored? 

All the samples you've ever bought from Loopmasters and the Loopcloud store are on our cloud servers. You can download one, a few or all of them to your computer whenever you need them.

Files are saved to:

  • Mac: Mac HD > [User Name] > Library > Loopcloud > Library
  • Windows: C:> Loopcloud

Can I store my own samples in Loopcloud? 

No, this feature is not yet available, but we're working on this, so you'll be able to add your own sample folder from your computer to Loopcloud.

Can I use my samples purchase from pluginboutique.com?

No, this feature is not yet available, but we're working on it.

Are all samples in Loopcloud Royalty free? 


Please refer to the Loopmasters Licence for terms, conditions and exceptions 

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