Guitarist Bill Vencil does a weekly Youtube series about ambient guitar. Here he demonstrates what can be done with long 4 second delays like they were used in Frippertronics. The focus is on musical structures, not so much on technology.
“The cassette tape echo employs the same basic principle as legendary vintage units like the Roland Space Echo or more primitive reel-to-reel tape echo setups, but using much cheaper and more readily-available used cassette technology” DIY Cassette Tape Echo
“Schleifen” is “loops” in German. Tilman Baumgärtel has written a book (in German) about the history and aesthetics of loops. Here is a review of the book, of course, also in German 🙂 Mind you, this is not a book … Continue reading
Terry Riley, father of livelooping, turns 80 today (June 24, 2015). We would not be here without him. At 80, Terry Riley is a happy man Terry Riley Full Interview – December, 2008 from Picoas Project on Vimeo.
This blog page of Sean Costello points to a very interesting essay (in PDF format) about the history of reverb. Sean Costello is known in the livelooping scene as the author of the fabulous ValhallaShimmer reverb plugin (and several other … Continue reading
J.A.Deane is a multiinstrumentalist known for his percussion work on the earlier Jon Hassell albums, for example. Here is his personal history of sampling/looping in two parts: Part 1 Part 2
Californian multi-instrumentalist Eli Salzman wrote a wonderful little article on how livelooping changed his music life: “When the One comes around – How a Singer / Songwriter was changed by a pedal”
Here’s a great post by David Torn about the sad state of today’s looper pedal industry. “dear folks who make looping-devices, esp. those which are marketed to guitarists: your products are decades behind the times; decades.”
Joe Gore’s Live Looping Lesson on Premier Guitar Joe writes, ‘This one’s a labor of love: Premier Guitar just published my live looping lesson. Included are most of the hard-won looping techniques I’ve acquired over the last few years. I … Continue reading
Anil Prasad just put his recent interview with Terry Riley online. A must read for everyone interested in this pioneer of livelooping