Loop Points / Snap Point

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The loop editor lets you adjust the loop points of any audio clip.  It is located on the Sound tab.

 

Sound tab loop editor

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Adjusting A Loop

 

The looping and audible part of a sound is displayed in gray.  The unused parts of the sound are shown in green.  (If the sound is trimmed in the sound workspace and it is not looping, the software will show the trimmed area in dark gray.)

 

loop-editor-start   -   loop-editor-end

 

Move the "Start" marker to adjust the start of the loop and the "End" marker to adjust the end.  Alternatively, you can right click on the loop editor window and choose "Set As Loop Start" or "Set As Loop End" to set a loop point.

 

If you are having trouble moving the "Start" or "End" markers, make sure to click on the top of the waveform and dragging.

 

play-sound-button

Push the "Play" button to preview how your loop will sound.

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Showing Detected Beats

 

show-beats-button If you are not seeing the detected beat points, click the "Show Detected Beats" button.

 

This will show the beats in the sound.  Each beat point has tempo.  The software will not show all the beat points depending on your zoom level.  Zoom in to see more detail and beat points.  Hover your mouse over a beat point and the tool tip will show you the detect

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Making The Perfect Loop Tip

 

If the Loop Editor is displaying beat points and you drag one of the loop markers over a beat point, it will snap to the beat point to make a very precise loop.

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Setting The Snap Point

 

The "Snap Point" is the offset in a sound that is used with the Snap Settings. It is drawn as a red line.  You can move it by positioning the mouse on the bottom of the red line.

 

For example, if you had a sound with a long introduction and you wanted the sound to snap to that first beat, you could move the snap point to the first beat.  Alternatively, you can right click on the loop editor wave form and choose "Set As Snap Point" to set the "Snap Point".

 

By default, the "Snap Point" is at time 0.  

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Resetting Your Loop And Snap Point

 

To start over and reset your loop, simply right click on the loop editor window and choose "Reset Loop And Snap".