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Re: Antwerp Loopfest - video

2009/6/10 Sjaak <tcplugin@scarlet.be>:
> Perhaps it's a good idea to briefly explain the differences with 
>Augustus Loop, Little Spacy and Crossfade Loop Synth regarding it's 
>looping/delay features?

here's a brief summary:

- Augustus Loop is was originally modelled on a tape delay (so it does
varispeed/reverse nicely, and makes a rather nice sound if you stop
the 'tape') but has evolved with more looping features. It's stereo
and can do ping-pong type delays. Two particularly useful features for
looping are the ability to 'freeze' the loop (i.e. stop the
decay/tonal modulation that you get by feeding back a signal even at
100% feedback) and the ability to change the loop length seamlessly on
the fly. There's a variant which lets you pass the feedback loop out
to external processing.

- Little Spacey is really just a delay. It's modelled on analogue
delays e.g. the Electroharmonix Deluxe Memory Man.

- Crossfade Loop Synth is a live sampler. It has a buffer into which
you can record audio, and then play it back (polyphonically) via MIDI
notes. However, you can record and play back simultaneously, so if you
continually record and continually play back you end up with a delay
effect. But a polyphonic one. You can also play back in reverse or in
'alternate' mode (playback alternately forwards and backwards).

- Meringue is another delay, but records & plays alternately backwards
and forwards. (NB this is different to Crossfade Loop Synth which can
play in alternate mode but always records forwards.)