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Re: looping software?

The softewaer you are asking for has just been released to retail stores
this week. ACID by Sonic Foundry does everything you mention and much much
more. It's AWESOME to the max ! There's a demo on their website. Try it out
and you're certain to love this software !

Bill Cummings

-----Original Message-----
From: earthblind, starbound <afn39111@afn.org>
To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 1998 12:51 PM
Subject: looping software?

>Hi.  I've searched the archive for helpful information, but found such a
huge list of complete digests that I couldn't find anything.
>What I'd like to know is if there exists looping software for windows.  
not talking
>about a real-time echoplex-simulation sort of thing, which is a huge
project, but just
>something that can play sound files in a bunch of loops.
>Using a tracker/sequencer might be the best bet, but the problem here is
that if I
>want to create any drum loops, they have to be all the same length--the
length of
>the block.   What would be useful here is 2 drum programs, side by side.
>not sequencer mode.  In addition, if I want to use a sample in a tracker,
>I have to somehow keep adding empty blocks to the program--or else every
time the
>track returns to the beginning spot, it hits the loop at the beginning and
>it up.
>MIDI programs, while good for loop creation using cut and paste (though 
have to
>know beforehand how many you're going to do), lose the sample aspect.
>Is there a program specifically for looping?  Here's what would be 
and it
>already exists in lame form: if you go to the shockrave site on the net,
>frequently have these little mixer programs in shockwave.  Each of six
tracks or
>so plays a loop, which you can select and change the volume of, etc.  I
could see
>that working perfectly, three or four drum tracks I program in different
>signatures, a couple freaky noises, etc.  Does such a thing, configurable,
>Failing that, anyone else out there creating looping music by software?
How do
>you do it?
>   "It's going to be either me or everyone else I kill,
>    so pray for my quick suicide." - afn39111@afn.org
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