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Re: Using computers as a Live Looper - software alternatives

Actually, pretty much any time division is possible i guess since the base-sync is at 1/128 then it just count the number of 1/128:ths that is contained in each division. Maybe i'll just do 2 scrolllists so you can choose any X/Y division.
But this should also be based on the VST-hosts tempo and meassure-setting, since that is a crutial thing too. But it could generate really interesting results to have the host run at 120bpm 3/4 and the plugin at 1/2 quantize.
----- Original Message -----
From: Doug Cox
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 2:36 AM
Subject: Re: Using computers as a Live Looper - software alternatives

Bring it on, Tias!
I, for one, will try it out.  I'm still looking for a simple but powerful software loopng tool that really compliments my approach to my current loopers (EDPs).  This sounds close.
Will your quantize functions use other time divisions?  ie. 3/4, 5/4, 11/8, etc?
Looking forward to you posting a link. ;)
----- Original Message -----
From: Tias
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: Using computers as a Live Looper - software alternatives

Gentlemen! ;) (i'm answering the mail that started the discussion for convenience sake)
In light of the recent discussion, i'm gonna pop up my head yet again to remind you all that there is a in fact a VST-plugin in the making that is aimed solely at LiveLooping. And it will be offered right here on the list for beta-testing. =)
Basic functionality right now is:
-BPM Synced to VST Host
-Play Loop / Record new Loop-length
-Quantized Recording at 1/1, 1/2, 1/4 & 1/8 (will implement unquantized recording also)
-Feedback 0-100%
-24seconds looplength (thinking of making this longer. Maybe configurable?)
(And last but not least)
-Overdubbing in both Play Loop and Record Loop-Length Mode
This is all working right now, but i have some tiny buggs to work out of the Alpha-version and it's only developed with tests run in Ableton Live, but it's been successfull yet. Now i'm just trying to figure out a good user-interface that make sense when playing live without taking up too much screenspace.
Loades of other features is cooking in my head but there's just so much time that i have to code on this little sucker, but beeing an aspiring live-looper myself having my whole rig softwarebased this will be the most important part of my rig. And hopefully it will be good enough that someone actually would like to pay for the plugin (not with your blood though) so i can spend some more time developing it further. (note, that is just wishfull thinking from my side since my real job isn't really going that well.)
I'm hoping on having a first beta ready in a week or two. And do not worry, i'm keeping my eyes and ears open for all suggestions that pop up on the list. ;)
/Mattias Nord in the cold cold cold Stockholm of Sweden.
----- Original Message -----
From: gsj3
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 8:17 AM
Subject: Using computers as a Live Looper - software alternatives

I am a guitarist, and somewhat new to looping.  In looking for tools to loop live, I am struck that most hardware loopers (e.g. EDP, Boomerang, RC-20, Gigaedelay) each have their limitations.  And some great ones like Repeater have disappeared.  In principle, a software based system could combine the "best of" various hadware setups such as sync to a MIDI tempo (like Repeater or EDP), have multiple loops simultaneously (repeater), operating like a delay where loops ca fade (boomerang). 
Who out there are using computer software to loop live audio?  I am particularly interested on hearing from guitarists using MIDI foot controllers to control these systems.  The loopers delight page mentions several systems, but no reviews exist on this site:

plus a new dedicated loop software!...

Is anybody using these or other systems?  I would be interested to hear about peoples set ups.



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