7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2013 2:29 AM by matouchkine
matouchkine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello,

 

I would like to reduce the tempo of a loop I've made from an uploaded mp3 file. I mean that I know how to reduce the tempo of an apple loop. But it seems to be impossible to do it if you 've created your own loop from a mp3 file you want to play.

Three days I'm looking for an answer...

 

Tnaks a lot.


MacBook Pro
  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,700 points)

    How did you create your own loop? Did you just import the mp3 and add it to a track, or did you use "Edit > Add to Loop Library"?

     

    If you want to create your own loops, it is best to create in them in an own project, that has exactly the signature of the audio file you want to use. If your audio is in E major, 120 bpm, for example, create a project with that signature. Then add the audio file to a track, trim the audio region, and use "Edit > Add to Loop Library".

     

    Make sure you use "Loop" and not the "One Shot" option. Now your loop will be available in the Loop Browser and you can use it in projects with a different time signature and key. It will conform to the project's settings, just like the Apple loops.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

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  • matouchkine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Leonie,

     

    I have imported my mp3 file (drag and drop from my desktop to the window project). Then I have cuted it twice to create a loop, and then I've saved it in Apple loops. Maybe i wasn't the right way, in fact I'm a beginner !

     

    You say "add the audio file to a track" : what do you mean ?

     

    Thank you very much... I'm so bad...

  • matouchkine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In fact, I don't remember if I used "Add to Loop library". I wonder how to give exactly the signature of the audio file ?

  • Christoph Drösser Level 6 Level 6 (11,275 points)

    When you add the loop, you can choose between "Loop" (a clip that adjusts its tempo and pitch according to the song settings) and "One-Shot" (a clip that plays the same, no matter what the song settings are.) This option is only available if your audio or midi clip's boundaries fall exactly on the bar lines in your song - otherwise it's greyed out and your clip will be a one-shot by default.

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,700 points)

    You say "add the audio file to a track" : what do you mean ?

    Exactly what you did - drag the file from the Desktop to the timeLine to import it as a real instrument track.

     

    I wonder how to give exactly the signature of the audio file ?

    • First you have to find out the signature of the Audio file - count the beats and ask your ear, if the key of the loop is C, E, ...
    • Then create a new project to create your loop: In the opening panel you will be asked for the tempo and the key. Set the tempo to the value you counted, for example 120 beats per minute, and 4/4 measure, C major.
    • Only then import your audio file and trim it by cutting.
    • Then use the command "Edit > Add to Loop Library"? like I have shown in the screenshot above. Pick a name for the loop you can remember easily.

     

    After that you will be able to find the loop in the loop browser. Enter a part of the name into the search field.

     

    Regards

    Léonie


  • matouchkine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Christopher, I 'm going to try...

    Hope.

  • matouchkine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, thank you leonie, this is realyy helpful.