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Re: Going deeper with Augustus Loop

Thanks for the detailed post!

>> However, when making Augustus Feedback level jump radically - like 
>> between 100% and 70% etc - a nasty click is introduced in the loop's 
>> audio.

I'll put that on my to-do list for the next version.


On 4 July 2013 12:42, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
> For almost a decade now my favorite looping devices has been software
> - Mobius and Augustus Loop (before that I used an EDP with a slaved
> Repeater). One of my OS X laptops runs best with 64 bit code and since
> Mobius still is 32 only I decided to mock up a new laptop rig based on
> Augustus Loop, for this machine (still use Mobius in the USB loop to
> my Fractal amp). Here's the test run recording:
> https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4963264/Augustus_Mainstage_SG12.mp3
> I set up Augustus hosted in Mainstage and as the sync master, meaning
> that as soon as I record a loop all effects of Mainstage's will pick
> up the tempo. Well this is old news but a new thing for me was to do
> Multiply in Augustus. To be honest it works like "Instant Multiply" of
> Mobius rather than the traditional EDP-style Multiply (where you play
> along in real-time while the first loop gets multiplied behind your
> new added longer layer). Anyway, Augustus Loop doesn't just copy audio
> if increasing the loop length. The same engine is at work also if you
> shrink down the loop to a very short slice and this opens up for some
> fun stuttering loop mangling: Record a decently long loop, then change
> its length to a short fragment for a very short time and go back to
> the long length again. This will create a long loop just as you
> previous long loop but with the short time spent as "super shrinked"
> substitut by the stuttering short segment (you hear this in my example
> recording).
> I found it convenient to have pedals to switch between 1/32 and 1/4
> Beat Divior, between 1/2 and 1/1 and between 4 Beats and 8 Beats. I
> think that gave enough tools for on-the-fly looping where you need to
> instantly change the loop's length and sometimes its content too.
> Another cool thing I found out is that you can use any LFO to trigger
> looping functions in Augustus. Then assign an on/off or (maybe
> better?) a momentary foot pedal to activate/deactivate the LFO. With
> this trick I could duplicate some of my favorite Mobius scripts.
> Typical cool target parameter for such LFO control are Input and
> Pitch. With a square wave LFO you get machine like slicing
> ("substitute stuff" in EDP-ish) but with a more nifty host like for
> example Numerology you may use LFO's that flows through slow
> ritardando vs accelerando.
> I also tried to duplicate Mobius Secondary Feedback functionality when
> replacing slices of the loop. This I did by having my foot pedal both
> open the Input and lower Feedback by the same action. However, when
> making Augustus Feedback level jump radically - like between 100% and
> 70% etc - a nasty click is introduced in the loop's audio. This has
> been an issue with Augustus Loop as far as I can remember. It got
> problematic (to my taste - others might like it) because I used non
> quantised pedal presses (these artefacts can not be heard in the
> example recording). Maybe I can find out a way to trigger only one
> cycle of a square wave LFO to make this "Substitute function"
> quantised and then get the click sounds turned musical? (as in clics n
> cuts style)
> The Fade function is also useful. The clip starts by fading in the
> entire loop and in the end I fade it out, both from the same pedal
> switch.
> I'm not totally dependent on live looping to play out though, here's a
> video of non looping playing - the kind of stuff I do as street
> busking now to survive in the bad economy:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuwQWNk0kTM&feature=share&list=UUnSXZEo96CzV7dA2kQ6I3hQ
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.perboysen.com
> http://www.youtube.com/perboysen