Using Soundpools/Loops from sites other than Producer Planet

Ron-Coutts wrote on 10/10/2019, 8:42 AM

Hi, just wondering if "loops' generated/produced and on sale on sites other than Producer Planet are *fully* compatible with Music Maker. By fully compatible, I mean they come into MM and function in the same 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (C, D, E F etc.) format that the standard Magix formats do. I've downloaded some free 'loops' for acoustic guitar in the past and they're always one or two bars in a single key/chord such as Am or C or whatever, and while I imagine they can probably be manipulated to cover the rest of the scale, to be honest, I think it would be a pain in the proverbial to muck about with them, so I haven't bothered trying.

For example, will the sample packs from work exactly the same way that Magix soundpools work?

Thanks in advance for any help/feedback 😀

Also, if anyone knows of any sites other than the ones mentioned above that does sell fully compatible loops/soundpools, I'd be interested in hearing about them.




ralftaro wrote on 10/10/2019, 9:11 AM

Hi Ron,

In a nutshell: It's certainly possible to use third-party sample content to mimic the structure of a MAGIX soundpool to some degree, but it's probably not worth the effort. Most makers of loop/sample content in non-proprietary audio file formats create and sell their content for a big variety of DAWs. So, there's no common standard for exactly how the content should be named and structured etc. You will probably always end up simply pulling in single loops through some kind of file browser in most any DAW. The only way this process becomes a bit more comfortable and sophisticated is probably if your content comes in proprietary sample library formats for quasi-industry-standard software samplers like Native Instruments KONTAKT etc.

Feel free to also check out this thread and my response there:

Hope this info helps!


(If you're interested, I can still post up some information on the specifications of a soundpool, so you can handcraft your own one, even if just for fun. However, this should probably also be pretty easy to figure out on your own, if you take a look at the folder contents/structure and naming conventions for an existing MAGIX soundpool. In older versions of Music Maker, building your own DIY soundpools involved some not very intuitive modifications in a program configuration file in order to be able to get them indexed in the database. However, this is no longer the case in more current generations.)

Ron-Coutts wrote on 10/10/2019, 9:40 AM

Hi ralftaro,

Thank you for your response ... it's pretty much as I had expected. I can drop the loops into a specific folder in my soundpools folder and they import just fine and I can drop the individual loops onto a project and they play just fine. I figured (if I could be bothered), I could then use the pitch controller to bump them up or down to suit the rest of the song's structure ... but, like I said, too much hassle and I couldn't be bothered - and as you pointed out, not worth the effort 😀 Let's just say I was *hoping*, but not particularly expectant.

Again, thank you. If nothing else you saved me a few bucks that I might have wasted on a 'trial' purchase just to see if it worked!!