Step in Music History

Since the introduction of electronics in music, Livelooping can be seen as the fourth generation of music technology:

– since 1920 : electric amplification to reach bigger public and gain dynamics:
Microphones, Magnetic and Piezo transducers…

– since 1940 : recording of music events for later reproduction:
Record, Tape, CDs, TV, DVD, HD…

– since 1950 : studio recordings are used as part of presentations on stage:
Tapes, Samples, (drum)Loops, DJs…

– since 1960 : recording and play back are interlaced in near realtime:
LiveSampling, LiveLooping
-> this is what this site is about !

Matthias Grob, 2009