Add Apple Loops to your projects

After searching for loops in the Loop Browser and finding the ones you want to use, you add them to your project. In the Tracks area, you can move, copy, and make other changes to the loops.

Many Apple Loops are part of a loop “family.” Loops that are part of a family have the same name, but each has a unique number at the end. For example, Classic Rock Guitar 01 and Classic Rock Guitar 02 belong to the same family. Loops in the same family work well together. After you add a loop to your project, you can easily replace it with any other loop in the same family. You can quickly try out different loops in the same family to see which one you like best.

Add a loop to your project

Do one of the following:

  • Drag a loop to an empty area of the Tracks area, below the existing tracks.

    A new track of the appropriate type (audio or software instrument) is created, and the loop is added to the new track.

  • Drag an audio loop (blue) to an audio track.

  • Drag a software instrument loop (green) to a software instrument track.

  • Drag a software instrument loop (green) to an audio track to convert it to an audio loop.

The added Apple Loop always matches the project tempo.

Quickly choose a different loop in the same family

  1. Click the up and down arrows in the upper-left corner of the loop.

  2. Choose a new loop from the pop-up menu.

The loop you chose replaces the original loop.