If you are using Loopcloud with your DAW
software, then you really should be using the
Loopcloud plugin! It will massively improves your
workflow and offers great ways to preview
sounds in context with your track.
Open your DAW, and load the Loopcloud
plug-in onto an instrument track
Once the plugin is loaded in your DAW, Loopcloud will automatically connect to the plugin. You can see this in Loopcloud - the button with the lightning bolt will turn blue, and the connected DAW is shown.
Loopcloud is now connected and in sync with Ableton Live, or whichever DAW you are
using. When you start the transport in your DAW,
Loopcloud will automatically play your
preview in time with the DAW tempo.
Most DAWs have an auto-load or a template project. Add Loopcloud to a channel in this auto-load project, so every time you open a new project Loopcloud is ready waiting for you.
You can use the Loopcloud plugin as a
simple ‘in-sync’ sample preview, but you can
use it like any other plugin, so add some
FX after, route it to a drum bus - hear your
previews in context with the rest of your
track. You can have lots of fun with adding
creative FX to the Loopcloud channel.
If your DAW has the feature, route the
output of the Loopcloud channel (with or
without additional FX) to an audio channel.
You can now record the Loopcloud preview
directly as an audio file.
Or try switching between samples in
Loopcloud, in real time, or choosing different
patterns. Record the output for using in your