Logic Pro 9 Bulk Importing 3rd Party Loops into Apple Loop Library??

#1
Greetings All.....

I have 300-400 gigs of 3rd party loops (mostly WAV) that I would like to add to my Apple Loops Library. I know how to to add them one at a time via the Apple Loops Utility, categorize it, etc etc, so it appears in the Loop Browser within Logic, but is there a way to do this in bulk?? For example, let's say that I have a directory on an external drive that contains all 100 BPM pop acoustic kit loops, over a thousand of them. How would I bulk import these into the Apple Loops Utility, and categorize them the same so that they appear in the Loop Browser properly??
I have heard something about "dragging them into the Loop Browser," but how
would this work??

Thanks in advance
 

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#2
I have heard something about "dragging them into the Loop Browser," but how
would this work??
Well, you just select the whole bunch in Finder and drag them onto the loop browser.
No idea whether this will also work with plain loops, I've always only used this method to re-index existing Apple Loops. But it'd surely be interesting to know. Maybe I should try for myself. Could be a problem with categorization, too (there's no option to select any categories when you drag multiple loops onto the browser).

- Sascha
 

Eli

Logician
#3
I don't think dragging regular wave files over the Loop Browser will convert them (can't say for sure though - I haven't checked). But you could try manually launching the Apple Loops Utility program and then use the assets tab to add an entire folders worth of loops. You should be able to tag and convert all the "assets" (your loops) in one go. But I haven't tried this, so can't say for sure.

Once they're all tagged and converted; then you can easily index them by dragging the folders onto the Apple Loops Browser.

One caveat though - the ALU doesn't like wav files. It will convert them all to aiff and append a number on to the name. So, maybe convert them to aiff first before convertign to apple loops.
 
#4
I don't think dragging regular wave files over the Loop Browser will convert them (can't say for sure though - I haven't checked). But you could try manually launching the Apple Loops Utility program and then use the assets tab to add an entire folders worth of loops. You should be able to tag and convert all the "assets" (your loops) in one go. But I haven't tried this, so can't say for sure.

Once they're all tagged and converted; then you can easily index them by dragging the folders onto the Apple Loops Browser.

One caveat though - the ALU doesn't like wav files. It will convert them all to aiff and append a number on to the name. So, maybe convert them to aiff first before convertign to apple loops.
Awesome.... The "Assets" in the Apple Loops Utility tab must be the magical missing step here.....
I will give this a go, thanks Eli
 
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