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Chapter 4. Working With Loops > Auditioning Loops

Auditioning Loops

As The Bard said, “What's in a name?” You can't tell if a loop is right for you just from its name; you need to listen to it. Once loops appear in the results list, you can click them to hear how they sound. Apple calls this previewing a loop, but that seems an odd word to use for a nonvisual activity; audition seems like a more appropriate word.

You can audition a loop by itself or try it with the song playing in the background. No matter what tempo and key are given for a loop in the results list, they will always match the tempo and key of the song when you audition it.

To audition a loop in the loop browser

1.
Click the loop's name in the results list (Figure 4.45).

Figure 4.45. Click a loop in the results list to listen to it.


The loop will start to play, and its icon will change to a loudspeaker. The loop's tempo and key will be synchronized with those of the song.

2.
To adjust the playback volume of the loop, drag the volume slider in the loop browser (Figure 4.46).

Figure 4.46. Drag the slider to adjust playback volume.


3.
To stop playback, click the loop's listing again.

✓ Tip

  • If you change a loop's volume while auditioning it and then drag the loop to a new track in the timeline, that track inherits the loop's volume setting. If you drag the loop to an existing track, the loop uses the volume setting of the existing track.


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