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4. Three ways to use Loop­cloud for sound de­sign

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1 As Loop­cloud works with your DAW like any other vir­tual in­stru­ment, we can ap­ply any ef­fects we like af­ter the Loop­cloud plugin for in­ter­est­ing sound de­sign. In the video, we’ve run Loop­cloud through a huge re­verb be­fore au­di­tion­ing a se­lec­tion of kick drums to make a quick yet unique im­pact ef­fect.

2 If you’re look­ing for sam­ples to fit a retro, lo-fi track then a great tip is to place a bitcrush­ing plugin such as D16’s Dec­i­mort 2 af­ter Loop­cloud, set to 8-bit at 22kHz sam­pling fre­quency. This’ll in­stantly give the many shiny sounds on of­fer a grungy, Amiga 500-style tone that’ll make it eas­ier to de­cide if the sound works for you or not.

3 If you’re stuck for in­spi­ra­tion, try putting a mul­ti­ef­fects plugin af­ter Loop­cloud. That way, you can quickly cre­ate unique tones and tex­tures by play­ing any stock loop while cy­cling through some sound de­sign pre­sets. Once you’ve cre­ated a tone you like, sim­ply drag the sam­ple onto your ar­range page with your mul­ti­ef­fect placed af­ter it.

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