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Re: Loop software with varispeed

> 2008/11/13 Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com>:
>> Os to Loopers-Delight
>>> what, you mean like Augustus Loop has had for years
>> Exactly! We all know that,

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 6:59 PM, Os <os@collective.co.uk> wrote:
> Well, I wondered whether we all do. From the replies to Andy's mail,
> you'd think that this was the first time anybody anywhere had
> suggested such a feature.

Well, I could say then that Augustus Loop already has it the way I
suggested! I.e. speed/rate shifting ("varispeed") both controlled by
MIDI note on (for playing the loop's pitch) and by MIDI CC# for
non-quantized pitching, as in "scratching". As I write before, I only
know about Augustus Loop and Logeloop that offer the continuous
varispeed. The Repeater does it with time-stretching which I find less
cool. Mobius only offers halfnote steps (even though that's useful in
its own right)

> So anyway, I'll throw something into the discussion - how about if the
> varispeed was sequencable? (Or would you just do that in your host
> with parameter automation?)

Well it IS already! Sequencing varispeed of my live loops is my main
excitement in Augustus Loop! I would prefer to do the sequencing in
another application than the looper. A looper with built-in sequencing
for varispeed etc doesn't really ring a bell here. I'm more pro
modularity - letting each appl handle what it does rather than locking
the user into using a few specific techniques.

>  Or, would anyone want to play chords i.e.
> multiple re-pitched copies of the one loop?

Very cool as well!

I've been working on a Numerology 2.0 host setup for Augustus Loop to
do both of these tricks. I used Live for that back at the Zürich
loopfest, but with Live you have to run Live as the tempo master and
that feels a bit lame. The MIDI sequencers of Numerology are nicer
than Live's IMHO, but it's hardly a "plug-and-play looper set-up" ;-)

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
www.boysen.se (Swedish)
www.looproom.com (international)