Getting Started

To give you a first impression of what you can do with LoopMash, open the tutorial preset.


  1. In your host application, create an instrument track with LoopMash as the associated VST instrument.
  2. In the Inspector for the new track, click the Edit Instrument button to open the LoopMash panel.
  3. At the top of the plug-in panel, click on the icon to the right of the preset field and select Load Preset from the pop-up menu.
  4. The presets browser opens, showing presets found in the VST 3 Presets folder for LoopMash.
  5. Select the preset called A Good Start…(Tutorial) 88.

    The preset is loaded into LoopMash.

  6. At the bottom of the panel, make sure that the sync button in the transport controls is off, and start playback by clicking the play button.
  7. Look at the 24 pads below the track section: the pad labeled Original is selected. Select the pad named Clap.

    A new loop is displayed on the second track in the track display, and you hear that the snare drum sound of the first loop has been replaced with a handclap sound.

  8. Select the pad labeled Trio, and then the pad labeled Section. Each time you click, a new loop is added to the mash.

    Note how the rhythmic pattern of the music stays the same, although an increasing number of sounds is taken from the other loops.

  9. Select other pads to find out how different parameter settings influence the LoopMash output.

    Some of the pads have the same label, for example, Original and Replaced. The scenes that are associated with these pads form the basis for variations of that scene. The variations of a scene are associated with the scene pads to the right of the original scene, that is, the scene labeled SliceFX is a variation of the scene labeled Original and shows an example for the usage of slice effects.