Exporting MIDI Loops

You can export MIDI loops to save a MIDI part together with its instrument and effect settings. This allows you to reproduce patterns that you created without having to search for the correct sound, style, or effect. MIDI loops have the file extension .midiloop.


  1. Select an instrument part.
  2. Select File > Export > MIDI Loop.
  3. In the Save MIDI Loop dialog, enter a name for the MIDI loop.
  4. Optional: To save attributes for the MIDI loop, click the button below the New MIDI Loop section at the bottom left.

    The Attribute Inspector section opens, allowing you to define attributes for your MIDI loop.

  5. Click OK.


MIDI loop files are saved in the following folder:

Windows: \Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Steinberg\MIDI Loops

macOS: /Users/<user name>/Library/Application Support/Steinberg/MIDI Loops/

The default folder cannot be changed. However, you can create subfolders within this folder to organize your MIDI loops. To create a subfolder, click New Folder in the Save MIDI Loop dialog.