The loop linearity thread made me think: I've noticed that despite the ability to have 8 stereo tracks in the Looperlative (or to run multiple instances of Mobius, Augusts Loop, or a Max/MSP or Ableton's Live looper) the most loops I ever use in a song are 5 and usually I only use 2 or 3 maximum. I just find that timbral masking occurs if one is constantly trying to add layers to one's compositions. How may loops do we use, I wonder. What are the aesthetic pros and cons of multiple layers of loops? As I pointed out, Mir O brilliantly uses tons of layers of loops but his piece at Y2K6 took up the better part of his 30 minute set. It was really beautiful but this is a fairly unusual instance from my experience hearing hundreds of loopers from different countries. How many loops do us use simultaneously? And why?