Live microlooper engine
Triggers microloop once set input volume threshold is passed
CAUTION: the nature of this ensemble is probably very sensitive to creating audio feedback, so beware. Start with headphones instead of speakers if in doubt.
Triggers a random length microloop of live audio input when input audio level reaches set 'mic pickup threshold'.
Consider any looper (loop station, loop pedal, you know what I mean) with the following differences:
1. the recording of the loop is automatically triggered by input volume (exceeds set threshold).
2. the recording is automatically stopped (and immediately played back as a loop) after a very, very short period of time.
Performs best with sharp oneshot-like sounds. This ensemble is meant as a basic structure for further development.
- 'init' button: click once to initialize ensemble functionality. This button also "clears the slate", you may want to click it after certain knob twiddles.
- 'monitor' switch: toggle direct input -> output (hear mic)
- 'repeat' button: toggle microloop play. Activation is automatically triggered when a short clip has been recorded.
- 'mic pickup threshold' slider: input volume level that triggers recording of the short clip that is then looped.
- 'release' knob: rectifies and smoothens input signal.
- 'max length' knob: adjust maximum loop length.
- Note that the built-in example effects are off by default. Activate to test.
- Use 'FX CHAIN' instrument box to easily modify the raw output by adding effects or editing the built-in ones.
Likely future development:
- Reduce loop click (light fade/grain, adjust loop length by some kind of real-time waveform analysis?).
Video demo with a couple of Reaktor's built-in effects added to FX CHAIN box:
Music is bad, noise is good.