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Re: Mobius & Live...why

On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 7:32 PM, George Ludwig <sfmissionman@yahoo.com> 
> Anyone willing to explain how they use Mobius and Live together?
> I'd greatly appreciate it! I figured > you would use Live so you could 
>record loops in N many slots, but > Mobius seems to have have plenty of 
>those available...

Just open Mobius VST plug-in on an audio track in Live. Then set Live
pref's so external MIDI input, for your control of Mobius, will be
passed into the plug-in. Set up your MIDI bindings in Mobius and do
all the looping in Mobius and effect routing and mixing in Live.
That's the way I did use them together. Then I got bored by the
frequent crashes, since my computer was too slow, and I skipped over
Live to use Mobius standalone version for about two years. For effects
I was then using an external rack device, a TC Electronicscs FireworX.
My signal chain was: Instrument into TC into Mobius laptop. Mobius
sent out MIDI clock tempo sync signal which I routed by a physical
MIDI cable into the TC to have my effects slave to the tempo set by my
live looping. Then I had to sell the TC and started using Bidule as a
software host for Mobius and eight particular VST sound effect
plug-ins which I cabled up in Bidule to replicate the sound effect
patches I had been using the TC for. Those were my three Mobius
focused looping rigs so far. I'm still using the Bidule/Mobius combo
as my main rig.

What I mostly like with Live is its lovely reverb, particularly the
Freezeverb preset. What I dislike with Live is its inability to slave
sync well to Mobius set master tempo. What I like with Bidule is that
you can keep as many alternate effect chains hand as you prefer, since
the chains not in use will be muted and not taxing the CPU at all.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
www.boysen.se (Swedish)
www.looproom.com (international)