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4. Three ways to use Loopcloud for sound design
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.