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Re: keyboard accessible looping software

Hello Taylor, 

Mobius either standalone or vst can be entirely controlled by outboard MIDI gear, although the initial setup would be extremely difficult without seeing the menus. When I used it the past, I never had any need to interact with it via keyboard or mouse or even look at it in performance after the initial setup.


A looping violinist by the stage name of Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett) runs Max patches on a mac mini without a display on stage for his looping (or at least he did the last time I saw him live). I think he's using his own patches, but the karma external would be a fantastic looper if you already have max: http://www.rodrigoconstanzo.com/karma/

As a free alternative to max, Pure Data can similarly be setup to run in inexpensive computers without displays (raspberry pi, beaglebone) or dedicated linux music machines like the Bela platform and the Organelle. I've modified Marco Baumgartner's Alfaloop patch to run on both iPhone and the Organelle and it would make an inexpensive and creative looper that you could control via any MIDI controller: https://forum.pdpatchrepo.info/topic/8150/alfaloop-0-1-2

I'd be happy to help you set things up if that's feasible at a distance.


On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM, Tyler Zahnke <programmer651@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello! I know I've asked questions about being a totally blind looping
artist before, but I was just wondering, I know that some of you have
talked about looping software running on a computer. So my question
is, what kind of looping software can I install on my computer (my
computer is Windows, if that matters; I know many open-source programs
are cross-platform) can I use with the keyboard? Have any of you
software loopers out there ever been able to use looping software with
just the keyboard without using the mouse/touchpad? If not, I hope
that becomes a possibility; a program in which all looping can be done
with keyboard commands. I've done some _javascript_ coding before, so I
could probably make such a thing if I had some tips.