This article is about using Create to generate song ideas using specific loops in the Splice catalog. For information on how to use Create to generate song ideas from scratch, and more general info about Stacks, please see this article.
Q: How do I create a Stack out of a loop on Splice?
A: When browsing samples on the Splice desktop app or website, simply click the button on a loop. Splice’s AI will create a unique Stack by finding the loops from our catalog that are the most compatible with your chosen sample.
Q: Can I make a Stack out of any sample on Splice?
A: Stacks can only be made using loops, not one-shots. You can create a Stack using a majority of the loops on Splice– if you don’t see the Stack button , then that sample cannot be used to create a Stack.
Note: Create works with any loop that fits within 16 bars, which generally means loops under 26 seconds in duration. The only exception is loops without a defined tempo/duration, which cannot currently be used with Create.
Q: Can I switch out the original sample that I used to create a Stack?
A: The original “seed” sample will be locked by default, meaning it will remain in your Stack when cycling through new Stacks. Clicking the button on that layer will unlock it, enabling you to switch out or delete that sample from your Stack.
Q: How do I change the style/genre of my Stack?
A: Just select a new style using the button, and Splice’s AI will find the loops within that style that are the most compatible with your original sample.
Note: by default, our AI does not take into account any genre constraints (it will default to “No Filter” mode) when you first create a new Stack using a sample. This means that you’ll always get the most-compatible samples, regardless of genre, when using the “No Filter” style.
Q: How do I adjust the volume of the different loops in my Stack?
A: Click the button to enter mix mode, where you can tweak the volume of each individual layer to taste.
Q: How do I save a Stack? Where does it go once it's saved?
A: Click the blue button and give your Stack a name to save it to your Splice account. Saved stacks will automatically be added to your library on the website, Splice desktop app, and the CoSo mobile app.
Note: a Splice account is required in order to save Stacks.
Q: How do I export a Stack?
A: First, you’ll need to save your Stack to your account using the button. Once it’s saved, you’ll see a few different options under the dropdown:
Ableton Live project: export an Ableton project file (.als format) which includes the samples in your Stack, warped to the key/tempo of your Stack. Note: we currently support Ableton Live 10+
Studio One project: export a Studio One project file (.song format) which includes the samples in your Stack, warped to the key/tempo of your Stack. Note: we currently support Studio One 6+
Stems: export all of the modified samples in your Stack as individual .wav files. Exported stems will be warped to the key/tempo of your Stack.
Original samples: export all of the samples in your Stack as individual .wav files, as they were originally uploaded to Splice (un-warped/un-pitched)
Note: You must be subscribed to a paid Splice plan in order to export Stacks.
Q: I changed out a layer/created a new Stack– how do I go back to the previous one?
A: Click the button to undo your most recent action.
Q: How do I go to the pack that one of the samples in my Stack is from?
A: In your Stack, click the artwork thumbnail for that sample to go directly to the corresponding pack page.
Q: How can I provide feedback about Create?
A: You can provide feedback here! Your feedback will go directly to our team, so we would love to hear your suggestions and ideas about how we can improve Create in the future!