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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.

If you feel like talking to other looping musicians, we recommend these groups

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

Dan Phelps: On Looping

Guitarist Dan Phelps has started a new video series called “On Looping” where he digs into the techniques and concepts he developed in over 20 years of looping experimentation.

In this episode, he talks about why looping is important, gives you his first impression of the new Chase Bliss Audio Blooper pedal, and gives you three tips you can use when learning any new looping device.

Here he took some time to explore how you can keep your loops from being static and uninteresting via using the Blooper’s built in Modifiers (aka effects). These Modifiers allow you to color and transform the loops you create so that you can evolve or even destroy what you originally recorded! This gives us the opportunity to think texturally, emotionally and compositionally with the loops instead of seeing them as only backing tracks.

NOundo – a powerful loop software

NOundo is the powerful livelooping software that Emmanuel Reveneau uses for his utterly amazing ‘Lucid Brain Integrative Project’ music.

Available since 2018, NOundo is a modular multi-input live looping software dedicated to composition and orchestration in real time, developed in Usine Hollyhock by two musicians for musicians. Designed above all for live performance, flexible and open, its simple rules, original architecture and a set of discreetly automated procedures make NOundo a kind of universal machine tape capable of responding to an infinite number of musical situations, from the most conventional to the most sophisticated, with maximum freedom and cognitive comfort.

NOundo and its manual can be downloaded here: http://www.sensomusic.org/addons.php
To join the FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NOundo/

General presentation:


 
Minimalism demo:

In his latest video, Emmanuel shows that NOundo can also be used to emulate some of Andre LaFosse’s Echoplex Digital Pro (EDP) tricks:

Modern Micro-Looping/Glitch Pedal Sounds with the Echoplex Digital Pro

Andre LaFosse steps out of his comfort zone, surveys the newer generation of granular micro-loop gear – the Hexe Revolver, Montreal Assembly Count to Five, Red Panda Tensor, Chase Bliss Mood & Blooper, etc. – and tries to access that sound world using the EDP.

The new breed – 0:16
Strategy and disclaimers – 1:25
EDP functions and settings – 2:26
Reviewing single-cycle multiply – 3:14
Approach #1 – 4:02
Remultiply and windowing – 5:20
Carving holes in the loop with feedback – 8:13
Approach #2 – 13:30
Fear of the new b/w getting over myself – 21:22

Many thanks to Knobs for helping me navigate this strange and new (to me) world. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCarx…

Deep thanks to the following Patreon supporters for helping to finance this tutorial.

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