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Re: newbie question on real-time computer looping

For PCs, I'm a big fan of ELOTTRONIX XL an emulation of Fripp's two
tape machine set-up. It's free, and it has a nice "learn" function
that makes controlling it with a midi pedal straight-forward

It's a VST, so you'll need a VST host program. I use EnergyXT:

Ambiloop is a stand alone PC program.  It seems to offer many more
features than Ellotronix XL, but it doesn't run as a VST, so I haven't
used it.  It's also free, and has a very active group at yahoo groups:

Have fun,
On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 10:11:18 +0100, Per Boysen <per@boysen.se> wrote:
> On Nov 15, 2004, at 5:29, Jared McQueen wrote:
> > Does anyone know of a program that would let me loop in real-time,
> > using an external input like a MIDI controller?  I feel that my ASIO
> > 2.0 sound card and fast computer can definitely handle it – there HAS
> > to be something out there that can do this.
> I agree with wkramer1@students.depaul.edu that Ableton Live is cool.
> But it only does static looping, ie you record a loop and the software
> plays it back until you turn it off. I you want to do dynamic looping
> you have to open some looping/delay plug-in on an Ableton Live channel
> and use that plug-in to overdub layers of audio into the loop. The best
> looping plug-in I have found so far is Augustus Loop (OS X only). There
> is also the Lexicon PSP42, which is available for both Mac and PC but a
> little more CPU intensive and not so packed with cool features as
> Augustus Loop.
> If you use an apple machine with OS X another cool combo is to open
> Augustus Loop in Numerology.. Numerology is a modular step sequencing
> software and when looping audio you can make use of the step sequences
> to set up patterns for filters, pitch etc of the loops. You can pretty
> much design your own "audio effect processor" and it can all be run in
> beat sync.
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
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