How to Use Loop Ready Tracks?

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    • #41941
      AvatarAnonymous
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      I’ve shot and edited a little instructional video for my website and I’d like to add some music to it. I’d like to use a “loop ready” track that I’ll buy from a stock audio website. I’ve never done this before though. Is this just a matter of repeating the track or is there more fine tuning involved?

      I’m using FCPX.

      Thanks.

    • #177233
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Once you keep placing tract on timeline, they loopseamlessly. There is notwiningnecessary.

    • #177234
      AvatarTony
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      Some tracks are designed to loop with a seamless edit, some are not quite so easy to loop. The ones that loop the most seamlessly normally have no obvious ending, they end somewhat abruptly. With these ones you just bang them up against each other with copy, paste or loop. Other tracks that have a more obvious ending such as a fade out may not loop so easily or naturally. With music like that it is often best to have two audio tracks with crossfades from the first loop to the second loop. You adjust the cross fades to sound natural. Irecord/writeboth types of tracks. Both have their place, depending on the vibe or feel you are after in your video.

    • #177235
      AvatarTony
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      Actually I may as well mention our site which has royalty-free music like this on it for video etc in case anyone is looking for tracks

      http://rocksuresoundz.com

    • #177236
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Like Tony mentioned, seamless loops are definitely the easiest to work with. If at all possible, try to search for loops that have the term “seamless” in their track description. And then just copy paste away.

      I have a nice collection of seamless piano loops on my site Piano Loops so feel free to browse the site. There is also a pretty basic tutorial on creating a seamless loop on the site as well.

      JK

    • #177237
      Avatarcomposite1
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      Michael,

      Here’s an example of what can be done with royalty free tracks. Have a listen to the opening title sequence of a wedding film my company shot.

      Mr. & Mrs. H: The Wedding Film

    • #177238
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Exactly what Tony said. If it is in fact seamless just copy and repeat away. On the first and last copies you can add your own fade in and fade out, or create fades with track volume automation, or save the copied/looped audio into a single long file with your own custom duration and fades, depending on what works best with your editing software.

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