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Cakewalk Loop Manager is the easiest way for STEAM users to install and utilize loop content inside of Cakewalk Music Creator 6 Touch, SONAR X3, or any Windows Based Digital Audio Workstation that supports REX/WAV/MIDI files.
Release Date: Jun 17, 2014
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Downloadable Content For This Game

Buy The Loop Loft Artist Series Bundle

Includes 21 items: The Loop Loft - Hunter/Harland Bunker Sessions Vol. 1, The Loop Loft - Hunter/Harland Bunker Sessions Vol. 2, The Loop Loft - Hunter/Harland Bunker Sessions Vol. 3, The Loop Loft - Aaron Comess Drums Vol. 1, The Loop Loft - Bob Reynolds Sax Loops, The Loop Loft - Celso Alberti - Brazilion Drums & Percussion Vol. 1, The Loop Loft - Celso Alberti - Brazilion Drums & Percussion Vol. 2, The Loop Loft - Charlie Hunter Looped Vol. 1, The Loop Loft - Doug Wamble Acoustic Guitar Loops, The Loop Loft - Doug Wamble Jazz, Blues, & Soul, The Loop Loft - Doug Wamble Slide Guitar Collection, The Loop Loft - Doug Wamble The Telecaster Sessions, The Loop Loft - Eric Harland Looped Vol. 1, The Loop Loft - Eric Harland Looped Vol. 2, The Loop Loft - Janek Gwizdala Fender Musicmaster Sessions, The Loop Loft - Janek Gwizdala Fodera Sessions, The Loop Loft - Mark Kelley (The Roots) Bass Loops Vol. 1, The Loop Loft - Mino Cinélu - World Grooves Vol. 1, The Loop Loft - Omar Hakim Drums, The Loop Loft - Simon Phillips - Session Tracks, The Loop Loft - Terence Higgins Greasy Grooves Vol. 1

Buy Loopmasters Steam Bundle

Includes 10 items: Loopmasters - DJ Mixtools 33 - Mix FX Vol. 3, Loopmasters - Essential EDM Vol. 2, Loopmasters - Cinematic FX, Loopmasters - Cinematic FX Vol. 2, Loopmasters - Indian Sessions Percussion Vol. 3, Loopmasters - Junkyard Percussion Vol. 1, Loopmasters - New Sound of Dubstep, Loopmasters - Progressive House & Mainroom, Loopmasters - Re-Zone Presents Techno Sessions, Loopmasters - Total Science DnB Lab Test Vol. 1

Recent updates View all (2)

Version 1.1 Maintenance Release

July 16th, 2014

    In this release:
  • Fixed a content delivery issue.

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Cakewalk Loop Manager Version 1.0 has been released!

June 17th, 2014

    In this release:
  • STEAM Cakewalk Content directory integration
  • Free Content Update - provided by The Loop Loft and Loopmasters
  • Premium Content Update - provided by The Loop Loft and Loopmasters

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About the Software

Cakewalk Loop Manager is the easiest way for STEAM users to install and utilize premium loop content inside of Cakewalk Music Creator 6 Touch, SONAR X3, or any Windows based Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) that supports REX/WAV/MIDI files. All content is conveniently delivered into STEAM's Cakewalk Content Library.

Cakewalk Loop Manager is free to play for all STEAM users and includes 150MB of royalty free demo content. - with more to come.

Additional premium content is available via DLC.

FREE TO PLAY CONTENT


Bundled loop content is provided by our premium loop vendors.






Users can purchase complete Loopmasters or The Loop Loft titles though STEAM.

About Loopmasters

Loopmasters officially launched early in 2003 with the aim of producing flexible sample libraries for producers and musicians who required top quality playing from seasoned professionals to integrate into and inspire their music. Their challenge is to provide you with the best samples and music software that money can buy - so far so good!

About The Loop Loft

The Loop Loft offers a range of loop collections for drums, percussion, guitar, bass, saxophone, and more. Its productions are recorded using only real musicians, not machines. “We don’t use samplers. We don’t program beats. We just record the best musicians in the world to bring you loops that feel and sound human. The way they should be.”

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: A Digital Audio Workstation that supports REX/WAV/MIDI files.
    Recommended:
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
113 of 148 people (76%) found this review helpful
166 products in account
15 reviews
0.1 hrs on record
EDITED 29/06/14
After some pestering from a fan and a developer, I decided that maybe I was a tad hasty in my condemnation of this content as I wasn't in a good mood at the time of writing. So I looked again and set out what I was objectively unhappy about. Mostly the misnomer in the title and the way it's described. If you're interested, my original review is at the bottom.

So this is not software. It's described as a "utility". Now forgive me if I'm mistaken, but something titled "X&Y Manager" and then described as a "utility" conjures up the notion of software or some other application that has a function. For example, games have "mod-managers" that make it easier to turn mods on and off, to install or unistall them without us mere mortals making a mess of our folder directories and breaking our games. I was hoping for something that would make editing sound files much more user friendly based on my prior experience with “manager” software.

As for the videos in the description, there's been some terrible games/software with fantastic videos so I thought I'd give this the benefit of the doubt and hoped for a great piece of software with a terrible video. Nope, the actual product is just a folder full of sound files, most of which you can't use on their own.

Since Microsoft Windows comes with folder directories built in, I was a bit disappointed with a "free utility" that turned out to be just a bunch of files that I don't have the software to use and while Steam is an easy way to get this content out to people. It's actually just as easy to have a link to a download. Or why not bundle these files into your main product? There's not really any need for this stuff to be seperated, release it as free DLC for your music creator. Putting it up as a seperate entity altogether just mis-represents it.

It's easy for people who aren't sure what they're doing who are looking to get into creating their own music on PC for the first time to get confused when something is broadly described in vague marketing-esque terms like this. Had this "utility" turned out to be something to make music editing easier, even if it was simply helping organise existing loops, songs, etc, I might have looked into the developer's other products but now I don't think I'll bother after the hassle I've had with this.

A spade's a spade and this is not a utility, it's a load of free sound files that might be useful if you have the right software. Unfortunately, it's not what I was looking for. And I definitely wouldn't recommend it in case you, like me, confuse it for something it almost-but-not-quite claims to be. Better to give it a wide birth and save yourself the hassle.

The fact that at the time of writing 70% of people found my original review helpful (according to Steam) I think shows the majority of people who perhaps aren't familiar with this type of "faux-DLC" release, find its presentation misleading.

Original Review
This isn't actually a program. It's just some random audio files and a tiny batch file that I had to edit for it to stay open long enough to write this review since Steam won't allow you to write a review for something that you've used for less than 5 minutes. Even then, the batch file only opens the file directory. It's not actually a program.

The audio files are ok-ish for padding out videos or other sound files but to call this "software" is borderline fraud.
Posted: June 22nd, 2014
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60 of 83 people (72%) found this review helpful
57 products in account
1 review
0.2 hrs on record
Creates an "Audio Library" folder inside ...SteamApps\common\Cakewalk\Cakewalk Content\ and downloads 2 sample packs inside that folder.

The software is just a .bat file that opens a window directly over the sample library folder.

I guess that was the only way they found to release on steam free sample packs for all cakewalks products. It's not a DLC for an specific game or software so maybe they should had put it better in the "tools" section. But then they wouldn't had it properly released on the steam store front, which is where they want it to be as self promotion freebie.

If you're looking for a more sophisticated way to browse through your samples (other than using a windows explorer window) then look elsewhere.
Posted: June 18th, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
6 products in account
7 reviews
0.1 hrs on record
Can someone help me.

I have downloaded it and it completely fails to load

i will change the review once you can help me, thanks.
Posted: July 26th, 2014
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21 of 44 people (48%) found this review helpful
605 products in account
2 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
It's a way to buy loops on steam. If you want to buy loops on steam you will be happy, if you expect more you will not. Watch the video or download it (it's free).
Posted: June 19th, 2014
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28 of 108 people (26%) found this review helpful
113 products in account
4 reviews
0.1 hrs on record
This cake is a lie!

Its not a software or some kind of an app, its just a little tool, so don´t waste your time reading any review, just try out :D
Posted: June 18th, 2014
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