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Re: software that emulates Echoplex DP
--- Art Simon <email@example.com> wrote:
> Really nice summary Jeff,
*** I wholeheartedly agree Art & Jeff - thank you very
much Jeff for that summary.
> I'd just add a couple of things. One the PC I agree
> that Elottronix
> and Angstrolooper are the best "first stops". I find
> Elottronix better
> for the free-form, amorphous, floating in space kind
> of looping (if
> that makes any sense).
Seems to make a lot of sense to me ;-) and sounds like
this may be useful for what I do. BTW, here's a video
clip of me looping vocals live:
> > Augustus Loop - Mac/AU plugin
> > More of a "tape loop" emulator than an EDP-style
> looper, but it has
> > some very nice features. Several people use it
> live, it appears to be
> > quite stable. This will probably be the #1
> recommended looper on the Mac.
> > Musolomo - Mac/AU plugin
> > I would call this more of a "phrase sampler" than
> a looper. Once a
> > loop is captured you can do several interesting
> things with it,
> > but there is no overdub or feedback that I could
> > Lexicon PSP 42 - Mac & PC / plugin
> > I would call this a delay-oriented effects unit
> that has some looping
> > features. I don't have any experience with it but
> it looks like a
> > phrase sampler, not sure if it supports overdub
> and feedback but I would
> > be surprised if it didn't. For $150 it had better
> be stable.
> > SooperLooper - Mac & Linux/Standalone but supports
> > This has a large set of features, though I've
> heard there may be some
> > issues with the alignment of successive overdubs.
> It is not
> > a VST or Audio Units plugin but it supports Jack
> which is similar
> > to ReWire on the PC. Jack can be hard to
> configure, so I would consider
> > this a standalone looper unless you're into
> > Elottronix - PC/VST plugin
> > This has been around a long time and appears
> fairly stable. It
> > is designed to emulate a tape looper so it doesn't
> have the most
> > features, but what it does it does well. And it's
> real pretty.
> > On the PC, I would start with this one and see if
> it does what
> > you want.
> > AngstroLooper - PC / VST plugin
> > This doesn't seem to be mentioned much, but it
> looks like a nice
> > simple looper with good basic feature set. The
> "touch" function
> > looks unique and interesting. This would be my
> second stop
> > on the PC.
> > Loopy Llama - PC & Mac/VST plugin
> > This one is relatively new, but I think the author
> uses it live. Its
> > features are similar to a DL-4 or JamMan, and I
> found it easy to use.
> > This would be my third stop on the PC.
> > Mobius - PC / Standalone or VST plugin
> > Mobius has the broadest coverage of EDP features,
> but as a result it
> > has a fairly steep learning curve if you're not
> already familiar with
> > the EDP. It is relatively young and has been
> known to crash, though
> > basic overdubs with feedback should be ok. Check
> this out if you
> > decide Elottronix, AngstroLooper, and Loopy Llama
> aren't powerful enough.
> > AmbiLoop - PC / Standalone
> > This has been around awhile, is stable and has
> some nice features, but
> > the main issue for most people is that it cannot
> be run as a VST
> > plugin. I have had issues with crossfades at the
> loop point that
> > cause clicks, so you have to be careful. The
> builtin effects are
> > convenient. The ability to run several loops in
> parallel is powerful,
> > though may be difficult to control live.
> > Coldcutter - PC / VST plugin
> > This doesn't look like a looper to me. It takes a
> loop (not sure
> > if it can record) chops it up and plays back the
> segments in random
> > order according to a set of parameters. No
> overdub or feedback
> > that I can see. Interesting but not what I would
> call a looper.
> > Loopitch - PC / plugin
> > I haven't tried this and there isn't much
> information on the web. The
> > download page has some disturbing comments like
> "This is an early demo
> > intended to generate feedback" and "if I can ever
> get the VST version
> > happy with a few hosts!" so it does not appear to
> be under active
> > development and may have stability problems.
> > Divine Machine - PC / Standalone & VST plugin
> > This looks more like a static loop manipulation
> and triggering tool.
> > No overdub and feedback, I'm not even sure it can
> record. It is very
> > powerful but not what I would call a real-time
> > Freewheeling - Linux/Standalone
> > This looks interesting but it only runs on Linux.
> Unless you are also
> > a computer geek (and I mean that in the nicest
> way) I don't
> > recommend Linux for musicians. You will have far
> more options on
> > the PC or Mac.
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