There are a few different ways to narrow down your search in Loopcloud once you've made your initial search, each of which may get you closer to finding the perfect sound for your project. Let's start with a search for Kick in Loopcloud:
A search for Kick also automatically adds the WAV tag if the Prefer WAV files option is enabled in the search menu. This is recommended if you don't want to see results for patches, Apple Loops or Rex2 files.
A search for Kick also automatically adds the WAV tag if the Prefer WAV files option is enabled in the search menu. This is recommended if you don't want to see results for patches, Apple Loops or Rex2 files. This search has returned 166955 results.
You may then want to narrow your search down to only Kick Loops, or only Kick One Shots. This time we'll search for Loops only by clicking the Loops tag in the suggested tag section below the search bar.
This narrows our search down to 50972 results. Let's filter down further! It may be that you'd like to find Kick Loops in a specific style, so it'd be a good idea to select a Genre tag from the Tags sidebar on the right.
Let's add the Lo-fi Hip Hop Genre tag to narrow our search down further:
We now have a much more manageable 572 sounds to listen to and preview in our session, but what if we want to filter down further? If you really like a specific Label's work you can then select their tag from the Tag sidebar. Let's go ahead and select Aim Audio from the list to narrow our search down further:
You can also add a BPM to your search, by typing in the BPM of your track (This isn't 100% necessary, since Loopcloud will automatically time-stretch sounds to the tempo of your project when connected to your DAW). To do this, just type your desired BPM and then click either exactly, +/- 2 or +/- 5 to make your search:
We now have a much narrower list of results to preview, which may contain your perfect sound!
If you're searching for a tonal sound, for example a Lo-fi Hip Hop Guitar Loop, you may also want to select a specific key. To do this, either type the Key you'd like to choose (much like when selecting a BPM), or select it from the Audio Filters sidebar (Again, this isn't 100% necessary, since Loopcloud will automatically pitch the sounds to your desired key when you use the Key Lock feature).
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