GarageBand ‘11: Create your own Apple Loops

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Create your own Apple Loops

You can create Apple Loops from your own Real Instrument and Software Instrument recordings. Your Apple Loops match the tempo and key of any project you add them to, just like the Apple Loops included with GarageBand.

When you create an Apple Loop from a region, it is added to the loop library and appears in the loop browser, so that you can use it in other projects.

To create your own Apple Loops:

  1. Select a Real Instrument or Software Instrument region in the timeline.

  2. Choose Edit > Add To Loop Library, or drag the region over the loop browser.

  3. In the Add Loop dialog, select the text in the Name field and type a new name.

  4. Choose the scale type for the loop from the Scale pop-up menu.

  5. Choose the musical genre for the loop from the Genre pop-up menu.

  6. Select an instrument category from the left column of the Instrument list, then select an instrument from the right column.

  7. Click the mood buttons that fit the loop to add mood descriptors for easy searching.

  8. When you’re finished, click Create.

    Loop browser button

The loop is added to the loop browser and to the loop index. You can find it using the keyword buttons or menus, or by typing the name in the Search field at the bottom of the loop browser and pressing Return.

Last Modified: Sep 4, 2015

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