How can I search loops by genre

reggie
reggie Member Posts: 4 Newcomer
edited September 7 in Komplete Kontrol

and other filters - eg: by instrument, then by genre?

Thanks!

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  • LostInFoundation
    LostInFoundation Member Posts: 3,176 Expert
    Answer ✓

    I suppose that being the thread tagged “Komplete general” you mean in Komplete Kontrol.

    The browser has a filtering system. On the left you can find all the options that can be selected and the expansions selection (that will help with the genre)


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  • LostInFoundation
    LostInFoundation Member Posts: 3,176 Expert
    Answer ✓

    I suppose that being the thread tagged “Komplete general” you mean in Komplete Kontrol.

    The browser has a filtering system. On the left you can find all the options that can be selected and the expansions selection (that will help with the genre)


  • reggie
    reggie Member Posts: 4 Newcomer

    Hi there, thanks for the comment. Yes I mean Komplete Kontrol (unless there is another application that does what I'm looking for). I understand there are tthe filters for sound characters and instruments but these aren't genres. For example - how could I find drum loops in a soul style? or rock style? Thanks.

  • LostInFoundation
    LostInFoundation Member Posts: 3,176 Expert

    The only way to narrow a little bit in this direction is by selecting an expansion that is more genre focused.

    Click on All Loops to select a specific expansion

  • PK The DJ
    PK The DJ Member Posts: 476 Guru

    Don't restrict yourself to genres! Just try the loop and if you like it, use it.

  • reggie
    reggie Member Posts: 4 Newcomer

    Thanks both. Surprised there isn't this basic metadata filtering feature. All well and good saying don't restrict to genres if the brief is a particular style and you're wanting starting point when there's however many 1000s to choose from. Life's too short to "just try" a loop when there's thousands. :-)

    Basic filtering is surely a necesity but it sounds like this basic feature is absent unfortunately. Thanks anyway for the suggestions.

  • PK The DJ
    PK The DJ Member Posts: 476 Guru

    INO you're overthinking it. If you can't pick a loop because it doesn't say "soul loop" (or whatever) then just program a basic pattern in, then start adding instrumentation.

    The drum pattern can always be modified or swapped out later if you thing it's the "wrong genre".

  • reggie
    reggie Member Posts: 4 Newcomer

    Thanks for the reply but actually I'm not asking for composing/production advice. Was asking about what I'd have thought was a pretty basic feature of software that purports to manage large sample libraries. Evidently this feature is lacking but thanks anyway.

  • Murat Kayi
    Murat Kayi Member Posts: 375 Pro

    It's worth getting acquainted with the genre focus of the expansions themselves. I realize it's not a quick fix, but they really feature genre specific sounds.

    Quickest way to get where you need to be is to browse to loops and then select each expansion and preview two or three loops in each expansion by using the encoder on the narrowed down list. You should be able to quickly get the gist of what each and expansion is about. Even with 50 or so of them, this should take you about 20 minutes tops

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