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Loopfield generates music loops based on the ambient noise you record around yourself, which can then be worked in against a backing track to create a sample. Essentially, it’s meant to be a portable way to record and sample interesting sounds and turn them into music. There are numerous included samples, plus you can change the BPM and mess with effects. Various genres of music are represented, but the backing tracks are pretty generic – don’t expect to create the next big hip-hop sample in Loopfield. This is an interesting app with some definite potential but making something that actually sounds good seems all but impossible, and it’s very unclear what sort of noise is actually going to turn into an interesting addition to your beat when filtered through the app. It also lacks a tutorial and is too simple for someone with serious intent to create samples. I thought that this might just be me not being very good at creating a killer sample, but as it turns out not even the samples in Loopfield’s marketing videos are particularly good.