Quick Guides for Starters

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09/06/2014 11:02, by Andreas

Quick Guides for Starters

Hi friends, to give a bit more starting help I will put some little How tos in this thread. If you miss a howto for your task, please reply to this top article, I will add it then. Just click on the thread button to open the how-tos, more will be added soon, if you find them useful. The whole thread is also available online here: https://www.ufxloops.com/tutorial

09/06/2014 12:44, by Andreas

How to create a Drumset

To create your own drumset, just make sure before, that you have local samples for kick, snare, Tom's, cymbals etc. To get these, you can use downloads from the community. Then click on instruments, and choose Drums as the instrument section. Hit the +New Instrument Button and enter a name and description. On the next screen simply add your samples for the different drums and cymbals keys by pressing the choose button for the note. You can also switch to the Accented section of your drumset to add a second sound for the Accented version, this can also be drawn in the pattern later by turning on the 'Accented' button there. You do not need to provide a sample for every note, just provide the ones you have and need later in your patterns. Adjust volume and balance for each note of your drumset. E. G. Hihat sounds better balanced to the left. When you're done, go back. You are ready to use the drumset now. You can do that the same way for percussion instruments in the percussion section of the instrument lists.

09/06/2014 13:06, by Andreas

How to change/edit things

Remember the nearly most important thing in uFXloops : Long Click.
Almost every edit function on every object, list entry can be reached with this.

Some special edit functions are worth to mention:

change BPM or name of a part : long-click the bpm button (where you have e.g. 120 bpm) in the soundboard.

Editing slots: long-click them. You can also move slots and copy them to clipboard to insert them in other parts or projects.

Editing or Exporting projects: Long-click the list entry.

The context menus will then show what you can do with them.

09/06/2014 11:30, by Andreas

How to import own samples

Again this is done in the Sample Editor.
Hit button 'Import' there and choose your soundfile via the file chooser. You can also play it first. Choose good import options, for example we recommend Mono in most cases, because this will save a lot of memory. For big files, it may also be necessary to enter rough start and end time of the import.
In the sample editor, mark the beginning and end sample as needed and decide about the type of the sample. If it should be looped, time-shifted, and pitched, choose loop and determine the correct bpm and bars by looping it with click enabled and adjusting bpm and bars as needed.
If the sample is a one-shot, choose percussive. If you can assign a melodic note, choose melodic and so on.
In the Sampledata tab, if the sample is percussive or melodic, please assign the correct note to it with the drop-down. Then Save. Now you can use it in projects.
As you see, entering all this data for a sample is a bit of work, we decided to provide that community, and community - based sounds ready to download with the App. Each Community Sample has all the correct settings already made.

09/06/2014 11:45, by Andreas

How to use samples in your own projects

At first you create a new project. Click on Projects, then on +New Project. In the popup enter a name like 'Test' or whatever you want and click OK. A 4x4 Grid should be OK for most projects. Now you see the soundboard with 16 empty slots. Just click any of them to start adding a sample into it. In the popup just choose if this should be a looped slot or not and click on edit. This will open the (empty) Samplelist for the slot, as later you could add more samples into a single slot. Click on +Sample, which will open the Samplechooser. Choose the desired sample and it is added to the slot Samplelist. If you want to change the way the sample is looped, or adjust volume, balance, pitch, speed, I recommend to hit the Play Button first, and then click the sample in the list. This shows a screen where you make all adjustments regarding that specific sample. The advantage of playing it first is, that you will directly 'hear' your changes now. When you're happy with it, save your changes and go back two times. Back in the soundboard, you see your first slot now. Click it and hit play. To change the slot, do a long click on it.

12/08/2016 10:52, by gapband562

Re: Quick Guides for Starters

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09/06/2014 12:22, by Andreas

How to make melodies/chords

For melodies and chords you first need melodic instruments which you could create on your own or download from the community. There are howtos for both, if you first want to know how you get these.
Once you have your instrument, it works basically the same way as for beats, that means you start editing a slot in the soundboard, and then you choose +Melodic in the Samplelist for the slot to open the Melodic Pattern Editor. If you already created a beat, you know the basics, e.g. load your instrument first. But for editing there are a few differences now:
Pianoroll is on the left. Scroll up and down to find the right octave to draw notes.
You can draw long notes by sliding to the right on a note drawn.
When you hear a sound while drawing: good. If not, you might be out of the octave range for the instrument.
Choose the number of bars for the pattern with the wheel.
If you enable 'solo' checkbox, you can pitchbend by overlapping two drawn notes. The pitchbend time will be the area where they overlap.
You can up/down move the octave.
You can also save as pattern, for reuse purposes.

04/01/2017 05:21, by MenaceTheDon

Re: How to make melodies/chords

need help

08/14/2017 11:40, by bobie

Re: Quick Guides for Starters

How to start recording with beat in the studio

09/06/2014 12:33, by Andreas

How to Download

Samples, Instruments and Projects can be downloaded from the community.
In the corresponding list (samples, instruments...), if you see a login button just hit it. First time users will see a screen with further information about registering but you can also decide to do that later. This now enables a check box above the list called community-search. Enable it and you have access to thousands of sounds to listen to and download. The download itself is done in a service, the result is shown in the notification bar. Once you downloaded a sound, it will become available locally and you can directly use it.
On the Samples list, you can further filter your local samples and the community samples:
Local Samples: filter if instrument and/or project samples should be shown.
Community Samples: Filter on the Sample Type.
Further you can combine the filter with a search.

10/25/2017 09:30, by user0780122

BEAT

How can I make my own BEAT?

04/08/2018 14:24, by ArnoldAlferi

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06/03/2018 02:54, by AnimeGamerCreater

post

how do I post my music on here .-. and share in other places

06/04/2018 10:11, by user0903621

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06/15/2018 22:12, by pamphile

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07/02/2018 00:06, by user0919028

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07/05/2018 08:18, by botsie

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07/13/2018 10:32, by melody_Oj

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02/05/2019 03:16, by user01069843

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09/06/2014 11:09, by Andreas

How to record Audio

When you want to record your own audio, e.g. your voice, you can do so in the sample editor. Go to Samples, then hit the +New Sample button. On the bottom you see a record button. When you hit it, the audio recording starts. Press stop when you're done and you see the audio recording's sample data in the editor. You can also record with click enabled, but then you should wear headphones, so the click is not recorded. When done with editing, always Save your sample on Tab 'SampleData'. Once Saved, you are ready to use it in slots.

02/25/2019 12:19, by jozerays

Re: How to record Audio

wat about how to record audio on tracks or projects?

05/05/2019 22:55, by sebasgimenez__

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09/06/2014 12:58, by Andreas

Creating Melodic Instruments

Melodic Instruments are a little bit harder to build than drums, but the principle is the same. Have some samples ready which are long enough to be able to pitch them. Then click instruments, Melodic, +New Instrument and enter name and description. With the button +Assign a Sample, you start adding a melodic note. On the next screen, you see several buttons. Start with the topmost 'Assign Samplenote' and choose your sample on the next screen. Now you can check rootkey and assign a note range with the buttons noterange from, and noterange to. The sample will then be pitched to this noterange later in the Melodic pattern. For best results, you should use short noteranges of three semi tones, and more samples recorded with different root keys. You can also try to find loop points of these samples automatically by turning on the 'looped' flag. You can also manually adjust them. This will allow 'endless' playing of a samplenote if required. For example for pads and lead synth sounds. Once you are done with the sample note, accept the changes by hitting this button on the bottom. You should see the first samplenote of the instrument in the list now, and can continue with the second one and so on. Please take care, that noteranges of the individual samplenotes do not overlap. Once you have added all your samples for the instrument, it's a good idea to note the noterange of the whole instrument in its description. It's ready to be used in Melodic patterns now.

06/09/2019 08:55, by hendrafrans760

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09/06/2014 11:59, by Andreas

How to make Beat Patterns

I guess you read the previous howto, so you already know how to fill and edit a slot in the soundboard. To create a beat pattern, either long-click on an already filled slot, or click on an empty slot. If you don't see empty slots, this is because you may not be in edit mode of the soundboard. Then just hit the 'tool' icon on the upper left.
From the samples list, choose +drums or +percussive, for either a drums or percussion beat. This will open the percussive pattern editor. The first thing you need to do now is to load an instrument, via the button on the upper right. You can design your own sample-based drumsets or download from the community, but here you can only select from the ones you already have.
Once you loaded the instrument into the pattern editor, you see texts for the samples that have been loaded. Just draw your notes now, default settings is one bar with 16ths, which can be changed to your needs. Drumsets will further have two sections for drums and for cymbals. I would also recommend to make two different patterns for drums and cymbals, but you don't need to.
Play your pattern with the play button to test it, and fine-tune the velocity. When done, save it and go back. That's all.
To reuse the pattern as a template, you can also save as template and later load it again.

06/07/2015 11:17, by onyewuchi

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please how do I download files and where can I locate my downloads

06/07/2015 11:22, by Andreas

Re: Re: How to make Beat Patterns

Hi onyewuchi,
just read this post again, it is the third from top, it is called 'How to download'.
You can locate your downloads in the App, in the appropriate list.
So if you download samples, you will find them in the samples list (newest on bottom).
If you download instruments, you find them in the instruments list.
The same for projects.
Best regards
Andreas

06/21/2019 12:28, by solomonpaska

Re: How to make Beat Patterns

I'm still confused

06/22/2019 20:42, by user01152855

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HELP FOR HOW TO MAKE ARE BEAT

08/13/2019 18:22, by francie

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08/14/2019 20:39, by user01180600

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08/24/2019 21:27, by user01185849

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