In case anyone's interested. I've taken the plunge with EnergyXT and I musit say I'm delighted with it.
I can now run a number of instances of XT with different tempi as VST plugins within audiomulch giving me massive midi capability. It allows me to cross fade between compltetely differnt pieces easily. It lends itself very nicely to midi control of playback etc and it's very stable despite me throwing all I can at it. Changing loop lengths crazily etc. I've hardly looked at the manual too - very intuitive..
From: HDean@wcupa.eduDate: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 08:36:23 -0500
Subject: RE: Energy XT anyone?
Just yesterday I looked again at using it as a VST in Bidule to play loops of CCs, which would be sent to VST instruments and effects. However, I have to say that I find the program really clumsy. Also, it does not present transport controls to the host, so it seemed impossible to use selectively except via switching from processing to bypass. But I may decide that is acceptable, in which case my plan as of last night was to create the cc files in Cubase and then load them in EnergyXT.
The potential use of the program for playing MIDI files, in my case solely for ccs, is the only purpose I’ve ever had in mind.
Is anyone here using energy XT as part of their laptop looping rig?
Two new technologies I've come across allow music listening to be more of an 'active' rather than a passive listening experience - RjDj and MXP4.
But two questions come to mind:
As a musician, what do you think about them?
As a music listener, what do you think about them?
Personally, I'm intregued by the possibilities. If I was a 14 year old kid today, I'd be all over this stuff. But, something special about the uniqueness of a mix is surely lost.
What do you think?
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