Compatible Apps and Plugins

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This page is to track AUv3 compatibility with Loopy Pro. If you experience problems with an AUv3 in Loopy Pro that do not occur in other hosts, please add them to this page with notes explaining the problems.

Before adding to the list please:

  • Check the AU in another host such as AUM.
  • Make sure that you have set the tempo in Loopy Pro before deciding there is a problem. Some plugins require a defined host tempo before they will work.

Confirmed Issues

  • Geoshred as a MIDI Controller: The GeoShred AU works fine as an instrument, but it is not currently working as a MIDI source.
  • Noise from Roli: Users have reported noise issues when using Roli plugins.

Common Troubleshooting Steps

  1. Restart Loopy Pro and Device: Sometimes a simple restart can resolve compatibility issues.
  2. Reinstall the Plugin: Ensure the plugin is properly installed.
  3. Check Plugin Updates: Verify that you are using the latest version of the plugin.
  4. Check Host Tempo: Set the tempo in Loopy Pro, as some plugins require this to function correctly.
  5. Configure MIDI Routing: Ensure MIDI routing is set up correctly in Loopy Pro.
  6. Monitor CPU Usage: High CPU usage can affect performance and compatibility.

Best Practices

  • Ensure Host Tempo: Set the tempo in Loopy Pro to ensure plugins requiring tempo information function correctly.
  • Check MIDI Mapping: For MIDI controllers and AUv3 instruments, ensure that MIDI routing is configured correctly within Loopy Pro.
  • Update Regularly: Keep both Loopy Pro and your plugins up to date to avoid compatibility issues.
  • Use High-Quality Cables: Ensure stable connections and prevent signal loss.
  • Minimize Background Processes: Close unnecessary apps to free up system resources.

Compatible Apps and Plugins

Loopy Pro supports a variety of AUv3 apps and plugins, enhancing its functionality as a live-looper, sampler, and DAW. Below are some notable compatible apps and plugins:

  • FAC Transient: Excellent for shaping the transients of your loops.
  • Discord4: Great for adding pitch and delay effects.
  • AU3FX: Push: Useful for dynamic control and compression.
  • FabFilter Plugins: Widely used for high-quality EQ, compression, and reverb.
  • Bleass Voices: Some users find it tricky, but it works well once you get the hang of it.
  • BYOD: A versatile digital pedal board for guitar and vocals.

User-Reported Issues and Solutions

  • FabFilter Plugins Preset Issue: Users have reported that presets do not show up for FabFilter plugins like Pro-R 2. Ensure the plugin is updated and try reinstalling if issues persist.

Tutorials and Additional Resources

Quick Demo of Adding a Controller and Audio Unit:

Useful Links: