Troubleshooting Transients

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Loopy Pro: Troubleshooting Transients

Loopy Pro’s default settings are set to eliminate clicks at loop boundaries for loops recorded in real-time. “Clicky” loops result when there is even a slight discontinuity at the loop boundaries and when loops start or end with a non-zero amplitude.

Settings that eliminate the possibility of clicky loops may result in blurred transients if there is a sharp attack at the loop beginning. If you experience blurred transients, you will want to adjust the settings.

Loopy has three settings involved in click elimination/reduction: Loop Boundary Crossfade, Fade-In and Fade-out.

  • Loop Boundary Crossfade is a short crossfade of the end of the loop and the beginning of the loop. The default setting is 50 milliseconds.
  • Microfades: by default fade-in and fade-out are set to microfades, extremely short fades. These can be turned off by setting the fade value to hard zero.

For tightly trimmed loops that don’t click, the loop boundary crossfade can be set to zero and the fades can be set to hard zero.

These settings can be applied at the global, color and individual clip level.

Some people find that they can safely set the loop boundary crossfade lower than the default. Some fine-tuning is beneficial and may require a little trial-and-error.

NOTE: when using auto-loop detection, there can be some blurring in the first cycle after recording due to the time to calculate the trim points. This is not affected by the settings mentioned in this article.