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Welcome to the LiveLooping site!

Our aim is to show you what Livelooping is about and how it is made! We have a vast amount of information about devices and methods, plus…

You will find details of many looping musicians from around the world, both famous and unknown.

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You can buy a looping CD at our Bandcamp page and view some Videos

Boomerang Tutorial Videos

Dean G. Wolfe created a series of Boomerang tutorial videos. “I love this pedal but it’s not an easy one to learn to use. So here will be posted various short videos explaining how to set up and use certain functions to get the most out of your investment.”

Michael Klobuchar comments, “i’ve been a RANG ABUSER forever and do not claim to know everything about the RANG III…..DEAN did a wonderful job on this project and i picked up some new ideas…..hopefully he will do a series of vids using the sidecar, which imho makes the RANG a true MONSTER…..THANK YOU DEAN!!!!!”

Y2K19 Santa Cruz: October 23-27, 2019

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23

BEST of the Y2K19 International Live Looping Festival
ANNO DOMINI GALLERY 366 South 1st Street, San Jose

7:00 TIM THOMPSON (US) headliner
7:30 eCeNeGrU (France)

8:00 ELIUD ERNANDES (Mexico) headliner
8:30 WARRIA MAGDA (France)
9:00 ISRAEL PENA (Mexico)
9:30 
C-90 (Britain)
10:00 KATJA SULC (Slovenia)
10:30 MANDOMAN (Japan)
11:00 LIZETH RUVALCABA (Mexico) headliner |
11:30 DOUG LYNNER (US)

THURSDAY OCTOBER 24 LOOPING GEAR DEMO 5:00 – 8:30
THE GUITAR SHOP 926 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz

ELIUD ERNANDES (Mexico)
REJYNA (US)
TECHNOLOGY PREMIERE: DataLooper Vince Cimo (US)
ISRAEL PENA (Mexico)
BILL WALKER (US)

THURSDAY OCTOBER 24 DUET PERFORMANCES
FELIX KULPA GALLERY 107 Elm Street, Santa Cruz

9:00 Rick Walker (US) + eCnEgRu (France)
9:30 Dan Robbins (US) + KATJA SULC (Slovenia)
10:00 George Demarest (US) + LIZETH RUVALCABA (Mexico)
10:30 JOHN CONNELL (US) + ISRAEL PENA (Mexico)
11:00 ELIUD ERNANDES (Mexico) + Katie Martin (US)
11:30 Bill Walker (US) + MANDOMAN (Japan)

MAIN FESTIVAL FRIDAYNIGHT OCTOBER 25

CENTER STAGE THEATER 1001 Center St., Santa Cruz, Ca. visuals by Jordan Fickel

7:30 Scott Drengsen (US)
8:00 XAMBUCA aka Lux Vibratus + Chandra Shukla (US)
8:30 George Demarest (US)

9:00 ISRAEL PENA (Mexico)
9:30 C-90 (Britain)
10:00 WARRIA MAGDA aka Cora Laba + Marie Cecile (France)
10:30 Giacomo Fiore (Italy)

SATURDAY DAY OCTOBER 26

2:00 Bill Putnam (Newbie)
2:30 THE RHYTHM METHOD aka Joshua Marks + Djide Koffa (Cameroon)

3:00 Bob Amstadt (US)
3:30 Rico Rushworth (US)
4:00 MORTICAI aka Jeddy Grant (US)
4:30 Greg Bryant (US)
5:00 MANDOMAN (Japan)
5:30 Jack Padoor (US)
6:00 Grant Stoner (US)

6:30 DINNER BREAK

SATURDAY NIGHT OCTOBER 26

8:00 LASZLO VAJNER (Hungary)
8:30 LOS JEFES DISORIENTADO aka ELIUD ERNANDES (Mexico) + Rick Walker
9:00 Bill Walker(US)
9:30 Katie Martin (US)
10:00 MANDOMAN (Japan)
10:30 KATJA SULC (Slovenia)
11:00 Rarefaction (US)
11:30 eCnEgRu (France)

SUNDAY DAY OCTOBER 27

2:30 Tanner Hallinan (newbie) (US)
3:00 Ryan Price (newbie) (US)
3:30 Jack Hz (US)
4:00 HOLUS BOLUS (Tom Boylan) (US)

4:30 Razz Vio (US)
5:00 MC SPACE CADET (Rob Jellinghaus) (US)
HOLO FUNK: TECHNOLOGY PREMIERE
5:30 DINNER BREAK

HEADLINERS CONCERT
 SUNDAY NIGHT OCTOBER 27

8:00 MAYOR’s PROCLAMATION:
“International Live Looping Day in the City of Santa Cruz, California”

8:15 REJYNA (Usa)
9:00 ELIUD ERNANDES (Mexico)

9:45 JOHN CONNELL (Usa)
10:30 LIZETH RUVALCABA (Mexico)

visuals by Video Loop Headliner TIM THOMPSON

 

PVDLoop Providence: October 18, 2019

Mark your calendars if you are in the Northeast US:

2019 Providence Y2K International Loop Fest (PVDLoop!)

at The Good Will Engine Company
41 central st, Providence, Rhode Island 02907

The 4th Annual Providence Y2k19 International Live Looping Festival (PVDLoop) presents incredible best local, national and international live looping artists, all in one place! We’re still the premier and only East Coast satellite festival of the Y2K International Live Looping Festival Network, founded in Santa Cruz, California.

Featuring :

MANDOMAN – Hideki Nakanishi (Japan)
Oteri/Cooper/Hartley – A TX/PVD/MA Collaboration
Ian Bouras (NY)
Randy Branch (PA)
Craig Chin (NY)
Alec K. Redfearn
Alex Pizzuti
Deftly Dave
HOST
Director Manami Braxton and friends.
Ky Why
Matt McClaren
minibeast
Naturas Hospitum
Øxømø
PETRA – Kristina Warren
Sinister Machine
SNOWBEASTS
Laurie Amat

with more to come!

Friday October 18th & Saturday October 19th

::%:: Doors open at 7:00 pm – 1:00 am
::%:: $10 at door for each day / $16 for two day

 

Melosound Midi Commander

I spotted a neat new midi foot-pedal from Meloaudio recently and was all set for purchase, then I decided to download and RTFM. It didn’t say how many banks of presets were offered and the the manual was decidedly thin, so I checked the forum. Thank Clapton i did – The unit offers lots of profiles for various rigs, but the two custom profiles were what interested me, since I could tailor them.

HOWEVER, for the custom profiles, the same midi messages are sent for all the banks – you can’t edit them per bank!  Utterly crazy. Why limit the use of this good-looking machine in this way? Some people will find the preset profiles adaptable for their needs, but most would surely want to use the custom option. It seems to has been rushed out (they admit this on the forum) and I hope they work on it soon. I’d hoped this would be a FCB1010 killer, but as it stands, it’s just not there yet. Extraordinary that the FCB remains the most flexible and user-friendly device, although it’s too big and Behringer show no signs of wanting to bring out a mark 2.

In case anyone from Meloaudio is reading, here are some suggestions for what I’d expect from a modern midi controller.

Custom edit for ALL banks
Ability to send midi notes
Editing software (utterly essential for copy/paste banks, autoflll incremental midi values and saving different setups)
Stereo jack socket for bank up/down footswitches, to free all 10 switches for midi messages

The new-ish Nektar Pacer is also a potential winner, but it won’t be one until they also create editing software for it, plus the pedal is presented as an ableton controller, not everyone will use it for this and will probably not want the play, stop icons printed on the pedal itself. I’m utterly amazed that the perfect, flexible, easy to use, compact controller hasn’t been created yet. All the required soft & hardware is available, they just need to consult potential users during development and realise that what people want is a flexible device, rather than put their efforts into pre-configuring it for specific uses at the expense of flexible custom settings.

Until that happy day comes, I’m still obliged to try and build my own solution or lug the massive FCB around with me…