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  • Kenny Q
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    Joined: Nov 9th, 2007
    Apple loops in Ableton Live
    Will Apple loops work in Ableton Live? Will it work in Ableton's Windows version? Thanks, Kenny Q
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: Apple loops in Ableton Live
    Hi Kenny, Apple loops are essentially audio files with meta data attached that tells Logic & GB what to do with them at certain tempos and keys. Apple loops from Logic 7 and before are aiff files that should work as standard audio files in any sequencer, Mac or PC. However, the time stretching abilities won't be available unless you use GB, STP or Logic. Also, note, Logic 8's apple loops are in the new .CAF (core audio format) file type, that to the best of my knowledge, are not supported by any other non-Apple app yet (mac or PC). You can check the type of apple loops on your system here: HD/Library/Audio/Apple Loops/ Cheers Rounik
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  • Jehubyi
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    Joined: Feb 10th, 2008
    Re: Apple loops in Ableton Live
    Heh Rounik, I just checked the apple loops for Garageband, and they are .caf files, so is it possible to convert those into .wav or .aiff files? Thanks man. Jodie
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: Apple loops in Ableton Live
    Hi Jodie, Yes, you could drag the desired loops into a project in Logic, say all on separate tracks starting at Bar 1, and then choose: File > Export > Export all tracks... If you want to batch convert your entire Apple Loops library(!) then consider using Compressor, waiting a long time and of course having a big hard drive! :) Rounik
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