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Re: Taking the plunge

Can't wait to see what you contribute to this space Bill :)

A few remarks - 

I use Ableton for all the reasons you cite, but also because it allows me to seamlessly pivot from exploration to capturing and production in one environment. I love the blurred distinctions between performing, composing, improvising, DJ workflow, console workflow, etc... ANything I am doing can always be captured to dedicated tracks, including other things such as my LP1 (scramble...). All the same workflow :)

Echoloop is all I need or want, but I've had a hellish time getting it to interact nicely with host tempos, whether slave or driver; and there has been one persistent bug that I've never solved. I had begun migrating to Mobius and found it was quite marvelous with synch tempo stuff, and does *almost* everything I need from Echoloop (unrounded sus multiply I think was the missing thing). That said, I've recently downloaded the most recent Echoloop and am giving it a good hard look :)

Best of luck with all :)


On Sun, Aug 11, 2013 at 11:33 AM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
On Sun, Aug 11, 2013 at 8:13 PM, William Walker <billwalker@baymoon.com> wrote:
> I am open to Mainstage, but does that mean I would also have to use Logic as well?

Oh no! Mainstage 3 is 35 bucks on Appstore. It contains all the
plugins and instruments of Logics but focuses rather on live playing
(than on recording production). Like a virtual effect rack with a
global tempo reference option.

Starting with Mobius standalone is a good strategy. Focus on a few
powerful features that you can get fluent with. Thanks to the
scripting option almost anything is possible so you really should
relate to your music rather than the tech when setting up your control
pedals etc. A simple example is to give alternative functions to the
Record button by scripting "IF" stuff. My Record button performs
"Record, Reverse" if Mobius initially is in Reverse Mode and in case
("IF") any speed/transpose other than zero my Record Button brings the
loop back to zero speed by the second press (when setting the loop
point). Opens up for starting a session in many ways.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen