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RE: looping software?

On Wed, 20 May 1998, Leonardo Cavallo wrote:

> At 16.42 19/05/98 -0400, you wrote:
> >What would be fantastic is to find some software (I use a PC) that one
> could load a number of samples into, then play them back in a
> User-controlled order.  

I don't think anyone has mentioned software for the Mac titled "Back to
Basics". It was developed by some students/artists at CMU who use it in
the Devoesque band Operation Reinformation (O.R.I.) 

This software plays samples and everything is trigger by a computer
keyboard. depending on which function keys and combinations you press you
can make the sound louder, stretch, play backwards, etc etc. It's done
totally live.

They just finished a tour and showed up onstage with four MAc powerbooks
and computer keybaords strapped to their chests guitar style. It was
hilarious but in reality they actually really could *play* those damn
things too.

I forget the URLl of their website but you can do a searc on Back to
Basics or Operation Reinformation and probably find it. I belive they said
they were also going to make a PC version. Either way the sowftar was damn
cheap (around $20 or so as I recall).

Their CD is great too btw...

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