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Re: mini review: BOSS SL-20 SLICER-LOOPER pedal

Another great glitch VST is Audio Damage's Replicant and it will  
reorder your slices plus a lot more...

I'm going to have to check out this TB Cairo too!

On Aug 25, 2008, at 12:34 AM, Per Boysen wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 8:34 AM, Michael Peters <mp@mpeters.de> wrote:
>> I also wonder if there are VST plugins that can do basically the  
>> same thing
> A bunch of (hopefully) useful hints:
> TB Cairo is the name of the free VST plug-in that I use in Windows for
> this kind of live stuttering/gating on my laptop looping setup. You
> can find the download page by an internet search engine. It can be set
> to any musical or non musical rhythmic relation to the tempo. It does
> not reorder the slices though, but many loopers do that fine
> (Looperlative 1, Mobius, Live's BeatRepeat).
> A more musically interesting approach IMO would be to have a proper
> step sequencer sending out the "open/close the gate" commands, because
> this would allow for a musical groove factor (swing) and not only the
> stiff mathematical grid that we know from plug-ins like TB Cairo,
> LP1's scramble, Mobius shuffle, Mobius scripting or the BOSS SL-20.
> This is by the way one of the reasons I'm not interested in using
> VST's in the future, as the best groove clocked step sequencing host
> application I know, Numerology, works with AU plug-ins under OS X.
> If you are using Pro Tools as your looping host you can buy the Pro
> Tools plug-in Transfuser that does both slicing/gating and many other
> things. I have just did a test of Transfuser and was amazed by how
> powerful this plug-in is and how easy it is to use, thanks to the
> smart and clever design.
> In Logic many native instrument plug-ins can fetch the audio input as
> a side-chain feed and then work as slicing gates. The gating rhythm
> can be directed by either the plug-in's built-in step sequencer or an
> infinite number of MIDI regions (sequences) placed on a track along
> the linear time line.
> Whatever software method you prefer, a nice trick is to assign a MIDI
> expression pedal to sweep the musically relevant time measure values
> of the slicing/gating speed while playing. I started doing that back
> in the Repeater days, using analog filter banks, but it's much easier
> to set up and use creatively with today's computer hosted software.
> -- 
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> Per Boysen
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