Re: [linux-audio-user] smart loops - what are they and how to use them?

From: Andres Cabrera <andres@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Sun Jun 05 2005 - 16:58:30 EEST

I think what makes them smart is that they know their tempo and their
key, so if you place them on a sequencer that can interpret this kind of
information (like Acid or Sonar), the loop will adjust in tempo and key


On Sun, 2005-06-05 at 05:21, Christoph Eckert wrote:
> > I have this CD with 'smart loops', full of short music
> > samples (just on hit or short patterns/riffs, wav format),
> > it says it works with various music programs (AFAIK none of
> > them available for linux).
> If it is wav, you can use it in various programs like MuSE,
> maybe Rosegarden (if it supports audio?) or even Ardour.
> > How exactly are these samples smart? I mean does it mean
> > anything or is it just some marketing buzzword?
> Half and half. Sample libraries are usually taken at exactly
> the same speed (maybe 120BPM) and cut so you can easily loop
> them or assemble them on consecutive bars of an arrangement.
> So, the samples are well prepared which needs some work, but
> as soon as you buy a sample library this should be part of
> the product.
> > Which linux
> > program can work with them? Any sampler? Or is there
> > anything special about them that some programs can use?
> If it is wav, no. It should also be possible to use the files
> as a base for samples, but personally I dislike to press a
> key on my keyboard and get a complete riff played.
> Best regards
> ce
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