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Re: monitoring in LIVE and keyboard macro stuff

On Dec 31, 2004, at 16:26, Os wrote:

> http://www.collective.co.uk/expertsleepers/augustusloop.html
> this let's you do the first loop and immediately starts emitting MIDI 
> clock - which you can then sync Live or whatever to.

Yes, that's cool.

The other way is to use a fixed tempo. But you really don't have to 
know or hear that tempo to start playing something meaningful. Just use 
some software (or hardware) effect that is beat synced. Then you start 
building up something with no rhythm to it - just plain wishy-washy 
ambient stuff. A chord or just some long notes overlapping each others 
in layers. From the effect you will pretty soon hear the tempo and then 
you can start to mould the loop into "normal" beat dependent music.

speaking Abl Live, I like the autofilter for that task. On the 
Echoplex, if you have it loaded with Loop 4, you can achieve the same 
"gradual beat introduction" by pasting in quantizes slices of your live 
playing, or any other sound source.

I think a lot of the magic in live looping is to keep the very start of 
a session as open as possible. It seems as the thrill is also 
experienced by a listening audience. Another important thing is to have 
lot of stuff available, even if you don't use them. Just to help your 
self confidence as an improvisor. (performing written songs with 
loopers is different)

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
http://www.looproom.com (international)
http://www.boysen.se (Swedish site)