What is a Vocal Cue? A vocal cue is a recorded vocal track that gives clear direction to your band when using loops or playing to a click track. For example “Verse, in 1,2,3,4,” then you... [more]
Frequently Asked Questions
New To Loops
A click track is a series of audio cues that are triggered in fixed intervals. These intervals are know as beats per minute. All of our Click Tracks also include Vocal Cues, which give the band instruction on the arrangement of the song.
A loop is an enhancement track meant to supplement a live band in performance. The band plays along with the click track, which provides an enhancement to the overall sound of the band.
Absolutely. You can purchase our WAV files and use an MP3 player (iPod, iPhone, etc.) or any computer. You can even create a playlist in iTunes and drag your purchased loops into it.
We recommend that you start your journey with either Propellerhead's Reason or Ableton Live. You'll need to have a basic understanding of MIDI programming as you get started.
If you are using iTunes, or any software program that adds an audio "enhancer" option, make sure to deselect this option in your preferences. Otherwise, the separate audio channels may bleed into each side causing the click to be heard in the track channel. Also, it is recommended that the tracks be played back flat with no EQ enhancement from the playback device. It is best to make EQ adjustments at the main audio console in your worship venue.
- MP3's/WAVs: You get a stereo version of the loop with no click/cues and a split track version with the click and cues on the left channel and the fully mixed loop on the right channel. Not all loops include vocal cues.
- WAVS, Stems, Ableton File: You get the same files as the MP3/WAV option, and an Ableton session with each instrument split into different channels. The folders also contain the stems so you can import them to something other than Ableton if you like.
- Reason Session: You get the original Reason session. This includes all the MIDI data, the Reason instruments, etc. It may require rack extensions to fully edit.
- Ableton MIDI Session: You get the original Ableton session. This includes all the MIDI data, etc.
If you are looking for a song we don't have, posted a request in the forums and one of our contributors might start working on it. If you are in a rush, we will make you a custom loop tailored to fit your needs.
When you purchase a loop or multi-track from Loop Community, we have already obtained a license for the distribution of our loop. You and your church still need to have proper CCLI licensing in place. Purchasing a loop from Loop Community, does not give you permission to perform, record, distribute, or publish any song.
Sorry, no. The loops you download are limited to your own use. When you purchase a loop from Loop Community, part of that purchase is the right to use it forever in your live performances. Please review the Terms of Service to for full licensing details.
We try to submit paypal payout within 24 hours of your payout request. Please note though, we only give payouts for $100 or more.
You can see your earnings by logging in to your Loop Community account, clicking the Account link, and then click the earnings link. This will display all of the loops that have been purchased.
Yes. We are now requiring all of our contributors to use our FREE vocal cues. We’ve already created all of the cues for you, now you just have to start using them. To access the cues, login to your Loop Community account and hover over the Account link in the top right page and chose “Resources” from the drop down menu. There are Reason and Ableton template that you can download on this page.
It really depends on the song. A loop should have a sufficient number of elements to keep it interesting and add real value to a worship band. A single pad or beat track for an entire song would probably not be enough and your submission may be rejected. Most tracks have some type of beat/percussion, pads, and something else (either strings, piano, guitar, bells, synth lead etc.) that adds flavor to the song. Instrumentation that is not easily replicated in a live performance is a great addition to any loop.
It's totally up to you!
Loops supplement a live band with 'bonus instruments' and add additional parts. Loops will add parts found in the original recordings that are not easily played or recreated by a typical worship band. Keep in mind that loops are meant to enhance an existing band, not replace it.
To have your loop posted to LoopCommunity, you must upload individual stems for every instrument you use. If you made your loop in Reason or Ableton, you can upload your original session file. Be sure to do a 'Collect All and Save' or update the 'Self Contain' settings for Ableton and Reason respectively. If you made your loop in any other DAW, simply bounce stems, zip them up, and upload!
You can make your loop using any DAW you want and upload it here! To properly upload a loop, export all the stems from your session (each instrument); zip them up and upload!
Loops are processed in the order they are received. This can take a few days or a few weeks. If there is any issue with your loop, someone will reach out to you via email so it can be resolved. Once your loop has been processed, you'll get a confirmation email.
Your balance is always available in your user portal under the 'Earnings' section.