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RE: Naming a software looper - D'Loop?
Tim, that's a great list - thanks! I am really attracted to a variant of
of the names you suggest: D'Loop. I had been thinking of something like
"Loop De Loop", but that scans horribly - hadn't thought of the apostrophe
or leaving out one of the "Loops".
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Thompson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2005 1:22 AM
> To: 'Warren Sirota'
> Subject: RE: Naming a software looper
> Circular Reasoning
> Loops of Love
> Le Looper
> Cirque du Looper
> Deja Vu, or just Deja
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Warren Sirota [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 1:56 PM
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Naming a software looper
> Thanks, Stephen. I agree with you that names are important.
> That's why I'm struggling with it.
> I had a dream right before I woke up this morning - I don't
> remember what the dream was about, but one word was prominent
> in it: Helio. It doesn't have anything to do with looping,
> but then neither does Ableton (many other products are not
> named to reflect their capabilities). A dictionary search
> reveals that "Helios" was the god of the sun or something like that.
> So there's one name. Another that I thought of was MultiLoop,
> but I'm not sure how well that really reflects anything. I
> also thought of "FNEZ Looper" (read it out loud), but that's
> a bit on the crude side, I guess. One person I talked to
> liked it, someone else cringed. Cringing is not good.
> The things that are most unique about this looper (I think, I
> hope) are:
> - instant gratification, easy learning curve
> - Can be operated in hands-free mode; works with most
> footcontrollers (but a multi-bank footcontroller is best;
> basic functions can be in the first bank, advanced functions
> in others)
> - CD-quality, stereo looping
> - loop layers are independently mutable and re-mixable
> - built in digital multitrack recorder makes pristine
> recordings of your live playing, your loops and aux inputs
> (like the people you're playing
> - peak limiting on the output. In later versions, different
> forms of multiband compression will be supported
> - with a touch of your toe (here I go into marketing-speak),
> you can save all the loops into individual files for later
> processing with Acid or the DAW of your choice.
> - PC (XP) and MAC (OS/X)
> - affordability - I anticipate 3 versions, one at $89 or so,
> one at $199 and one at $299.
> - support for VST plugins to modify the input to the looper
> and the total mix output
> At present, it's a fairly basic looper/recorder. In addition
> to the basic looper, reverse is there, as well as
> continuously-varying playback speed, controlled by footpedal
> or mouse (the pitch changes, but it's a pretty good effect).
> But the architecture is very solid, and I expect to be adding
> fancy effects rapidly once I get past the initial hurdles of
> documentation, installers, security (I hate dealing with sw
> security, but you gotta do it), press releases and all that stuff.
> I put a couple of screenshots up at
> www.warrensirota.com/looper so you can get a better idea.
> I'd love naming suggestions suggestions and votes on the ones
> I've got: Helio (or Helios) and MultiLoop.
> Warren Sirota
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: S V G [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 2:22 PM
> > To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> > Subject: Re: Loopers-Delight-d Digest V05 #746
> > Warren,
> > Naming can be a very powerful thing. Especially if
> you are able
> > to describe within the name what is unique about the object to be
> > named. Secondarily, the name can be pleasant to the ear,
> or at least
> > memorable. Associations with other products is usually not
> > desireable.
> > When I hear the name AccuLoop, my mind immediately goes to all
> > the cheaply designed and built woodworking tools from overseas.
> > "Accu" as a prefix, just doesn't instill confidence in a
> product, at
> > least to this boy.
> > Naming your looper has the potential to make it or break it. A
> > good example is the software called Chopitch. Does it mean
> that your
> > chops will start itching?
> > Good luck finding an appropriate name for it.
> > Currently, AccuLoop doesn't do much for me.
> > Regards,
> > Stephen
> > Warren wrote:
> > It's a little hard for me to complete the docs, though,
> because I'm at
> > sea for a name. I'm thinking maybe AccuLoop.
> > Whaddya think? (that, totally without an explanation of
> what makes it
> > special, is not exactly an easy question - but whether the
> name should
> > be related to the specific features or not is also not an easy one).
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