By analyzing all the loops a user has and consolidating all the data in a single searchable database, it no longer matters where the loop is stored. The information in the database allows the user to search for loops based on the pattern of drum hits in the loop itself, not on how it is named or in which folder it resides. The search pattern can be made as narrowly specific or as widely fuzzy as one wishes, depending on the need of the moment. There is also an option of including a “sounds like” dimension to a search. For example, if one is looking for loops that have a particular snare drum sound, one need only provide that sound to the search engine and the degree to which the sound should match.
In the result browser one can further refine the search by filtering on tempo, "pitched-ness," file type, sample rate and more. Once a choice has been made, the loop can be dragged into a track in the DAW production software (if it is so enabled), without having to enter any file open or import dialog.
This technology is based on over a decade of research in audio analysis and Music Information Retrieval (MIR) systems.