Originally Posted by phas3d
I use them specially the midi (green) ones. You can change the soft instrument and mess with them :-D
And that's pretty much *the* incredible thing about Apple Loops.
Not that the included green ones are too much special, let alone "killer" (or whatever, but the amount of options to mess around with them is just great.
Also, unlike other "loop scenarios", Apple Loops can just contain the proper patch information for any plugin.
For instance, I started saving several of my programmed drumbeats (usually made with Battery) as Apple Loops. That just rocks because:
- I can preview them in song tempo AND song sync (so the loop starts with beat "one"). Still something many others don't allow for. Admittedly, the preview quality can be quite lousy at times, because what you're previewing is basically a sliced up audio file (instead of the original sound with the plugin in its full glory), but once you drag the loop into your arrange, it'll be all fine, so you just need to care about whether it'll fit the current songs style and forget about the sound quality.
- The entire channel setting will be remembered. Created a loop with *any* drum instrument, some nasty distortion and what not? No worries, it'll all be there, up for you to tweak. And of course that's as well true for whatever other instruments and further plugins.
Seriously, for me, especially when it comes to MIDI drums, green Apple Loops have changed the way I work with loops more or less fundamentally, simply because I know I can tweak *every* single parameter once the loop finds its way into my arrange.
And seriously #2: I am considering to leave the Apple ship like more or less soon (I just hate Apple as a company, but we should probably not discuss the reasons right here...). And while there's certainly some other things/aspects that might not be exactly ideal when switching platforms, my green Apple Loops will be something I will miss a whole f***ing LOT!
All that aside: As with just about all loop libraries, you can probably forget about 90% of the loops delivered with GB/Logic.
The true fun with Apple Loops starts once you a) use green ones, b) tweak them as you like and c) save your own ones.