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Re: Cutting Time

On 10/29/2013 4:59 PM, Phil Clevenger wrote:

But let's say I want to remove the tiniest bits of time from a loop, at any point I so desire, for the length of a switchpress ("Remove SUS"?)... I don't think there is a way to do that right now. If not, please somebody consider it a feature request :)

This would be a really useful feature for making new music, the way I see it but your only chance of it's appearing is either by it's inclusion in Matthias Grob's upcoming (hopefully) hard ware looper, or if Jeff Larson were to add it to Mobius or if someone
takes the now-open source code and writes it into new software for the 

At one point, we were contemplating adding Random Re-Shuffle of Quantized Slices in the LP-1 Software but life changes, challenges and all the problems we've had with the first release of the LP-2 made Bob decide that he just couldn't keep supporting the
continual improvements in the LP-1.

I was also working on a real time VST plug-in called Ultra-Slice that was entirely slice and slice replaced oriented (adding constraint of randomness manipulations controlled by Boid algorithms, Fluid and Particle dynamic algorithms, etc) moving towards exactly this kind of approach, but my coding partner decided to stop working on it and it got shelved due to my inability to program.
Oh well................


Another problem about implementing this kind of functionality is that with idiosyncratic software upgrades like these, t very, very , very few people
end up using them, practically speaking.

As an example, I was dead sure that adding Random ReTrigger would create really cool new approaches in improvisation on the LP-2................it just hasn't happened (for some other salient technical reasons but also because I think most loopers make music intentionally whereas, I'm in the happy accidents school of slicing and dicing (attempt a technique, be surprised what you are given randomly and then assume it's another musician who you need to 'jam' appropriately with.

So, I'd love this feature, too, Phil, but I wonder how many people would use it.

What do you think?

respectfully,   Rick