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Re: Mobius/Windows: how to stop loops
On 4 jan 2006, at 05.17, Rainer Thelonius Balthasar Straschill wrote:
> Just had my first trial run with Mobius as a plugin in Live. I came
> an issue in the function (or UI) which I could not solve myself -
> able to help me?
> How does one stop and restart a loop? The things you do on most
> loopers by
> hitting the play button while a loop is playing, or by hitting a
> stop button.
That's an overwhelming question! Never in my looping life (starting
with tape delays in 1979) I have even been thinking about "stopping
and starting" loops, when playing! But I certainly do it in samplers
and in Ableton Live (which i.e. is a sampler, model magnificent), but
I have never been able to incorporate that functionality in my live-
looping playing abilities. Thinking it over now I just don't know if
you can "stop and start loops" in Möbius. I've been spending the last
two weeks assigning MIDI and Key buttons to all kinds of Möbius
parameters but funny thing is that I have really not been thinking
about "starting and stopping loops". I've been fully content with
assigning buttons to "Mute" Möbius tracks or "solo" a track in
Ableton Live (if distributing Möbius tracks over dedicated Live mixer
tracks) to silence the rest. Or using faders to fade up/down tracks
where different loops are spinning.
As with the EDP I've been using retrigger functions with Möbius, but
that's only half of it; "starting" or should I say "re-starting". To
start a loop I play it while holding down a "record" button. Then
it's up and spinning and I go on, eventually muting it or adjusting
the level etc. But to "stop the loop"... jeez... I guess you could do
that, but I don't know how or why ;-) Interesting thought, though.
Maybe this can be done in "Sampler Mode", I can't tell - but it might
be worth looking into.
There is a function called "Reset" that I use to "stop" loops, but
then they are deleted as well. As I did back in my Repeater days, I
have set up a "Global Reset" in Möbius to erase every loop that is
spinning in the system. The button assigned to that function is
safely located two empty banks away from the "performing banks" on my
FCB pedal and I only use that final button to finish off a piece in a
radical way ;-)
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