[LAU] Simple WAV-based looper with MIDI control?

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Wed May 27 03:41:51 EDT 2009

Eric Steinberg wrote:
> TerminatorX?

tX should not be over looked. It is amazingly stable and powerful 
although the interface is (was) a bit blocky to use. I was doing full 
live sets with it 7 years ago with no problems. The svn/cvs/git version 
is well worth the time it takes to compile and Alexander Koenig is very 
receptive to suggestions.

H2 or almost any other sequencer can also be used as a looper in 
combination with jack-rack or any other fx processor.

tX and H2 have advanced midi interface support.

> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 7:35 PM, Ken Restivo <ken at restivo.org 
> <mailto:ken at restivo.org>> wrote:
>     Apologies if I've posted this before, or if it's been answered
>     already, but I'm looking for a simple looper that:
>     1) Works with stereo WAV files
>     2) Is loop-oriented not sample-oriented (i.e. not like Jackbeat)
>     3) Lets you pre-load the loops and stores them with the file (i.e.
>     this disqualifies SooperLooper, from last I played with it).
>     4) Is very CPU-stingy enough to run on a netbook.
>     5) Is very stable and won't die in the middle of a show (i.e. not
>     Freewheeling, last I used it)
>     6) Has MIDI controls for the loops and levels/mixer/muting for them.
>     7) Can handle up to about 5 simultaneous loops (i.e. not like some
>     of the DJ-oriented stuff that handles only two at a time).
>     8) Of course, is JACK-ified and RT capable.
>     9) Optionally has some way of picking/moving loop points, though
>     that's not so critical since I can use Rezound for that off-line.
>     Hmm, after writing all that, it occurred to me that ecasound might
>     be able to do this, which I'd be perfectly willing to try. But
>     I've had a rough time with ecasound and ALSA MIDI so I'm a bit
>     concerned about item (5) above.
>     -ken
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