I am in the middle of starting my setup from scratch cause el crap refused to log in after the latest update, and I didn't have a recent enough backup (silly me). After scanning the gear slutz I decided to go with 10.9.5 (Mavericks..the one before yosemite). How's mobius on that os x version? Maybe more stable? Also, why don't you set those pre-loaded drum loops up in your DAW, instead of into a hardware device, and switch it around with midi foot controllers `?
On a side note I'm not fond of the look and approach of ableton live (maybe I need to update my brain and start using it though?) cause I'm not finding Reaper stable enough (time will tell if it changes now that I'm doing a serious re-start, checking everything much more thoroughly than before). I dig dig diggg the MainStage ability to keep a midi note going, change sound to another sound/preset/patch without it abruptly changing over to the selected sound/prese... something I don't think most other DAWS can do, still to this day?! Or has that finally been added to ableton live??
I guess if I should ditch my boomerang III + side car it would be if I could setup a software equivalent with the exact same functions (Cause I need/want to be able to individually adjust the loop volumes, and unfortunately Mike from Rang is not helpful with that with his weird design on those endless digital rotary encoders, that one day for sure will be kicked and break, and are impossible to operate with your foot in a live situ..so we/I have to come up with a DIY solution ourselves, and perhaps the only solution is to drop using hardware loopers/boomerang. Luckily I just received two really nice silent click 12 and 4 button usb midi controller pedals with individual light indicators, and I'm gonna try to setup those to work as the ultimate loopers, if I don't get a handle on those pesky encoders on the rang. Some people have mentioned buying 4 Third hand pedals to adjust them, but that would be a much heavier, and big pedal board, than what I had in mind, which was to have 4 EV-5's doing the volume changing of those 4 loops, and that's not technically possible.)
I've been a looper for a good while now. I'm transition over to software looping, and cutting down on my pedalboard.
I still haven't found the perfect software yet, which is really frustrating. Ableton Live comes close, but my reliance on the line6 m-series/dl4 style switch functions makes it impossible.
I need to have a "play once" button, where it starts the loop from the beginning and when it comes to the end of the loop, ends playback.
Mobius seems to be able to do it, but I can't get it running stable no matter WHAT on yosemite. Live looping being perilous as it is, I need something absolutely stable.
Right now, I'm also stuck using my digitech jamman, because you can
preload loops. This makes streamlining live sections much easier by
preloading drum tracks. Neither mobius or live seem to be able to handle
preloading tracks, playing them, being able to loop over them, and then
banking up to the next drum track.
(I'm not sure if
I'm explaining that last part well, so here is a video of my playing
where I bank up and down through some drum tracks with looping.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me on software to look into?
Besides mobius and live, so many VSTs, AUs, and programs are ancient and no longer being supported.