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Can I use your midi loops in GarageBand?
Yes. You can import midi loops into Garage Band. However, at this time Garage Band does not support auditioning midi loops from the loop browser. You can only audition Apple loops from the loop browser window.
Which MIDI loop format?
Try our "gm mapped" loops with Garage Band or Logic.
Please try our Free loops BEFORE making a purchase
You can try our free midi loops with Garage Band or Logic. If you haven't worked with midi loops before, you should definitely try them and learn how to use them first.
Additional information from Apple
Apple describes how to import midi here.
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All products and free midi downloads have a "read me" with install instructions but you can also download the latest version using the link below.
We have midi "groove clips" in the folder named "other midi mappings". It's the folder with “Session Drummer” in the name. They are NOT in the installer.
You can preview our midi files inside Sonar if you add them to the Sonar browser using the steps below. You can also store our loops any place on your drive and save the location as a "location preset".
Copy this folder into your Sonar Session Drummer 3 Patterns\Groove Monkee folder. This folder is installed by Cakewalk's installer and contains some of our free grooves.
1. Open the Sonar browser (Views menu, Browser) and go to the media tab.
2. Select “Session Drummer 3 MIDI Drum Loops” from the drop down box. This displays the Groove Monkee folder.
3. Right Click on the "Groove Monkee" folder and select the "properties" tab.
4. Copy the "location" of the Groove Monkee folder.
5. Paste this location into Windows Explorer’s address bar and open the folder. Copy our folder inside.
Cakewalk Studio Instruments (SI-Drum Kit VST)
You can use the same loops and install procedure outlined above with the Studio Instruments drum kits.
Addictive Drums 1
Addictive Drums 1 is included with some versions of Sonar.
NOTE: our installer only works for the original version of Addictive Drums, NOT Addictive Drums 2. Addictive Drums 2 requires manual installation and a different set of midi loops as outlined in our "read me" PDF file.
1. Close Sonar
2. Run our installer
3. Open Addictive Drums and "refresh" the Addictive Drums library as discussed in the Addictive Drums 1 section of our "read me" PDF file.
Auditioning MIDI Loops
You can navigate to a folder of midi loops using the S1 (Studio One) browser and audition loops before dragging them in to S1.
Here's an example using S1's Presence Sampler for the drum sounds:
1. Add an instrument track to S1 (Track -> Add Instrument Track)
2. Go the the S1 browser tab and select "Instruments"
3. Drag Presence onto the instrument track you added in step 1
4. Load a drum kit into Presence
You can now go to the "files" section of the S1 browser and audition midi loops and drag them in to build a drum track for your song.
This procedure works with ANY software drum program - just substitute your favorite and it will work exactly the same (don't forget to load a kit). The only potential snag is that the mapping of the midi loop and your drum software has to match.
Tip: start with just one track (for drums) and make sure it is always selected if you want to audition loops in the browser. If you select another track, the browser will send the midi data to THAT track and not your drum track.
Tip: Try using our "gm mapped" loops with Presence. They are in the "other midi mappings" folder (NOT the installer).
Note: We offer 3 types of gm mapped loops: type 1 "single track", type 0 and type 1 multi-track . Our free midi includes only type 1 single track. Multi-track files have each drum on a separate track.
Midi files have no built-in sound. What you hear depends entirely on how you use them!
1. Playing a midi file with Windows media player or Quicktime. This may or not work. It really depends on the midi file's midi channel setting.
It's best to use music software such as Studio One when working with midi files. Other examples are Sonar, Cubase, Reaper, Acid, Live, FL Studio, Reason, GarageBand and Logic.
2. Using the wrong files for your particular drum sounds. Example: using our loops for Addictive Drums with GM (general midi) mapped drum sounds.
General Usage Tips
1. Since these are midi files, it best to import them into whatever music software you're using to record your music (GarageBand, Logic, Cubase, etc).
2. Once you have a midi file on a track inside your music software, you need to set the output of the midi file's track to drum sounds (hardware or software).
2A. If you're using a drum machine, route the track's output to the appropriate midi out port and turn on your drum machine and speakers. Just make sure all of the cables are connected, etc.
2B. If you're using software drum sounds, load your drum program and assign it to your drum track. Make sure you load a kit as well!
3. You need to choose the correct format for the drum sounds you're using. We recommend that you start with our "gm mapped" files in the "other midi mappings folder". Our PDF "read me" file has information about the various formats we support along with other important information.
4. Please understand that your music software may choose a piano (GarageBand is notorious for this) rather than drums after importing one of the loops. If it does, switch the output to drums!
5. Tutorials describing how to use midi files and "software instruments" should be available. YouTube is another great place to learn about using your particular software with midi files (as well as just about anything else).
Finally, please contact us if you need assistance and haven't found the answer in our Read Me file. We offer 7-day a week support for our both free midi users and for paying customers.
Files for Groove Agent 4 were added on October 30th, 2014. They're stored in the "other midi mappings" folder of each download. The folder names have "GA4" at the end. You may download the latest version of your purchases from: Support->Legacy Accounts.
Click here to download our Groove Agent 4 Instructions. Special thanks to Terje Sandberg for supplying most of this information!
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To install our midi loops into Abbey Road Drums, please follow these steps:
1. Find your Abbey Road MIDI folder(s). Each set has its own Content\MIDI folder and each MIDI folder has 2 kit folders
2. Close Abbey Road Drums
3. Copy our "Studio Drummer" folder into EACH Abbey Road KIT folder
4. Repeat for EACH Abbey Road set (1960s, 1970, etc.)
Note: you'll find our "Studio Drummer" loops in the "other midi mappings" folder of your download. They are NOT in the installer.
Tip: You can find your Abbey Road Drums content folder by clicking on the gear-shaped icon for Additional Library Options. It will probably be in a location like this:
F:\Programs\Native Instruments\Content\Abbey Road Modern Drummer\MIDI Files
Sets and Kits
Modern Drummer is a "set" and it has two kits. Each kit has a MIDI folder. Copy our folder into BOTH kit folders. Repeat for all other Abbey Road sets (1960s, 1970s, etc.) you have.