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  • Xidehoy
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    Joined: Aug 16th, 2007
    Can I force a re-index on my apple loops?
    Hi Guys. I tried to add some [non-apple] loops by dragging and dropping my loop directory onto the loops browser, but the index/copy dialog did not come up and Logic [express] only installed a shortcut to the loops' original directory and non of them appeared in the browser. Did I do something wrong or is this yet another shortcoming of logic express? Thanks, Shaun
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  • Christian L
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    Joined: Aug 7th, 2006
    Re: Can I force a re-index on my apple loops?
    What is the audio format of the file ? To turn a loop into an appleloop, use theAppleloops utility (or soundtrack loop utility). Then drag and drop the loop in the loop browser. If you need to re-index the Apple Loops : 1-Open the loop browser 2-Search for a default apple loop (for exemple 70s ballad drums 01). 3-Search the "70s ballad drums 01.aif" file in your finder. It should be in "HD-Library-Audio-Apple Loops-Apple-Apple Loops for GarageBand". 4-Drag the "70s balla drum 01.aif" file to your desktop. 5-In the Logic Loop browser, select the "70s Ballad Drums 01" loop. 6-Logic will tell you it can't find the file and ask you if you want to re-index all your appleloops. 7-Go back to your finder and, replace the file to it's original folder. 8-Click on "Reindex Loops" in your Logic loop browser.
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  • Xidehoy
    Posts: 172
    Joined: Aug 16th, 2007
    Re: Can I force a re-index on my apple loops?
    The re-index trick worked beautifully - thanks very much. The files I want to convert are .mp3's (from an M-Audio product CD) and the Soundtrack loop utility won't accept them to convert into .aif's. Am I missing something basic here Christian? Cheers, Shaun
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  • Xidehoy
    Posts: 172
    Joined: Aug 16th, 2007
    Re: Can I force a re-index on my apple loops?
    Many Thanks. Yes - I would like some help with batch converting .mp3's to .aif's. When I change the import preferences to .aif in iTunes, it doesn't do the convert. Weird. Does the loop browser only accept/recognize .aif loops? Shaun
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  • Xidehoy
    Posts: 172
    Joined: Aug 16th, 2007
    Re: Can I force a re-index on my apple loops?
    Hey again J.F. Your suggestion worked cleanly & easily. Many thanks for taking the time to help out. Regards, Shaun McArthur
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