How to Add Audio Loops in Logic Pro X - dummies

How to Add Audio Loops in Logic Pro X

By Graham English

Audio loops are audio files and can be added to audio tracks in Logic Pro X. In the loop browser, you can spot an audio Apple loop by its blue icon containing a waveform. You can edit audio Apple loops just as you can a recorded audio region. To add an audio Apple loop to your project, do one of the following:

  • Drag an audio Apple loop from the loop browser to an empty area of the tracks area or track list. An audio track will be created and the loop will be added to a region on the track.

  • Drag an audio Apple loop from the loop browser to an existing audio track. The Apple loop will be added to the tracks area at the position where you drop the loop.

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You can’t drag an Apple loop to a software instrument track or an external MIDI track from the loop browser. Logic Pro is thoughtful enough to warn you if you try. After the loop is in the tracks area, however, you can drag an Apple loop region to a software instrument track or an external MIDI track but it will not play.

So if you drag an Apple loop into your project and it’s not playing, make sure it’s on the right type of track.

If you stretch an audio Apple Loop too far from its original key or tempo, your loop may end up with a pulled muscle. An audio Apple loop doesn’t always sound good when it’s stretched too far, but it still makes a great placeholder until you can replace it.