Questions tagged [looping]

For questions related to creating and using loops in music, particularly using technology to achieve this (e.g. effects pedals). A loop is a musical phrase that is recorded, and then continuously repeated.

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In which of his works did Mussorgsky include features of human speech? [migrated]

The wiki page on Speech-to-song illusion says: Many composers, including Gesualdo, Monteverdi, and Mussorgsky, have argued that expressivity in music can be derived from inflections in speech, and ...
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Boss RC-300 low microphone volume issue

I am using Boss RC-300 to loop acoustic guitar and vocals. I have no issues with the guitar signal on the line input. The gain knob is turned to approx. half of its maximum input and I have a lot of ...
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Can I connect a Digitech Vocalist Live FX to a Boss RC 300 Looper?

I am hoping someone here can help me. I would like to run my Digitech Vocalist Live FX Processor through my Boss RC-300 Looper. I am not Tech savvy. Is it possible to do this and if so how?
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How or can I, loop each track independently?

There's plenty of awesome music where people on analog hardware, loop overlapping tracks with inequal sizes that have prime ratios of track lengths, so that they never quite repeat at the same point. ...
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Importing time sliced samples into Electribe Sampler

The editing of time slices of samples on the Korg Electribe is a real pain. Is there a way to export my own time sliced samples from my DAW to the Electribe?
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Using a looper with the 4-cable-method (4CM)

My Equipment: Engl Powerball 2 Boss GT-100 Effektboard Boss RC-300 Looper What works: 4-Cable-Method with Engl and GT-100. it's great! Short explanation of the 4-Cable-Method: The 4 cable ...
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RC-3 Loop station with volume pedal

First time here. I am very happy to find this community. I want to control the volume of my loop from an RC-3 separately. I play guitar to a small practice amp at the moment. There are parts of the ...
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How do you sync a Roland Boss RC 300 Loop Station to external rhythm sources?

I'm looking for ways to fatten the sound of the combo I play with. But the band plays tight tempos in strict 32 bar choruses. Is there any way to sync the Roland Boss RC 300 Loop Station to external ...
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multi effect processor and loop station

I just got a Boss ME 80 and I'm wondering if I can, somehow, use that and my Boss RC 30 loop station at the same time. I know the ME 80 has a looper option but it's not as powerful as the RC 30. I try ...
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Using an Electribe 2 to sync with a Boss RC-300

I have a Korg Electribe 2 sampler that I want to sync with a Roland Boss RC-300 looper. I've Googled but what I've found doesn't show me a clear path forward. +---------+ |Electribe| +-+-...
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Looping in Abletons session view without click (no global quantisation)

I want to do make loops in Ableton live session view and use two tracks. Because of creativity reasons, I don't want to be bound to the metronome, so I switched it off the global launch quantisation. ...
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Boss RC-300 seamless change to new phrase memory for song medleys

So far I've just been using the Boss RC-300 looper for single songs. But now I want to use it for medleys of songs. Problem is when I switch phrase memories using either the Loop FX switch or an ...
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Should loop based songs conform to whole measures?

I've been doing some loop based compositions lately. And I was wondering if I should conform to measures or is it ok not to. Sometimes when I'm loop recording I don't really bother to look at how ...
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Live Loop Setup with Keyboard, Guitar and Mic with Boss RC-300

I'm in the process of setting up a live looping setup, I want to use my vocals, guitar, midi/controller keyboard (controller sounds triggered with a DAW such as FL Studio or Logic). I was hoping ...
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Looper routing ideas?

I need a little help with routing lines and looper I need to get this setup: the input (it's a hurdygurdy put doesn't matter) goes via a on/off pedal to the looper and then to the loop monitor (a ...
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What is this instrument called and can you give me suggestions which one to buy if i am a beginner? [closed]

I really want to learn this instrument, but I dont know how it is called those are two youtube videos that people are using the instrument - and this one ...
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Use a laptop as a loop pedal

I saw this video of Peter Bence using a loop pedal to play different sounds on a piano, then loop the sounds and play new sounds over the top of the recordings: I ...
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How to sample live and loop with live musicians without a laptop?

I'm a musician in a live band that plays folkadelic music. Folkadelic music is played by bands like Kila or Shooglenifty. Instrument mix is acoustic guitar, electric guitar, fiddle, bass, drum kit ...
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Techniques for Practice with Looper pedal?

I decided to treat myself to a TC Electronic Ditto looper this holiday season, which will arrive soon. I got out of my regular gig about a year ago, and I haven't been practicing much. What are some ...
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What kind of cable between Amp, Looper and Monitor

My Equipment: Nice guitar Kemper Profiling Amp Boss RC-300 Looper Roland Cube Monitor My Setup: My Question: What kind of cable should I use on connection between Amp->Looper (2) and Looper->...
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How to make Audacity play in loop?

In Audacity, how to make a selection or a whole track play in a loop, i.e. start over at the end.
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How do I sync a Digitech SDRUM with a Boss RC-300 looper?

I'm getting a Digitech Sdrum for live looping. I would like to MIDI sync the Sdrum with a Boss RC-300 looper. The Sdrum can only be a MIDI master, not a MIDI slave. In order to slave the RC-300 to ...
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Modeling amp with FX Loop

I need a guitar amp for practicing at home. I was considering buying Marshall Code 50 as it has a lot of effects built in and can save me some money on pedals. However I just realized that if I will ...
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Recording drum machine and electric guitar on the looper during live performance

I want to record drum loops, and guitar loops, during the live performance. For example, I want to begin with guitar riff, loop it, and then overdub with sequence played on the drum machine. I wonder ...
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Modern ways of achieving the "locked final groove" effect

The song "I am the beat" by the band "The Look" is notable because when it was issued as a vinyl single, it was engineered so that the run-out groove, rather than silence, contained the word "Beat!..."...
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Traktor - Remixdeck-Samples do not play in sync

I have a serious problem.. i capture loops from Deck A/B with the Remix-Decks C/D .. but the samples dont't run in sync with the other stuff :/ every deck's sync is on. I don't know what else to try.....
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Play live and loop

My goal is for my friend to be able to record himself playing drums and loop what he just played, so that then he can go sing on a microphone (so everything is "live"). Not only drums, but I'd also ...
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What does this foot switch do?

I found what seems to be a foot switch for electric guitars in a box labeled "looper". I was curious and opened it, but there doesn't really seem to be anything interesting in it. (A power connector, ...
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Connecting a Looper to a Guitar Multieffects Pedal

I want to practice guitar silently via headphones using a looper (Boss RC-30) and a multieffects pedal (Im considering the Boss GT-100). The Multieffect board has an fx loop (send/return). I'm ...
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how to put your loop from a guitar looper into logic?

hey guys okay my question sounds weird, I explain: I have a looper RC-20xl boss. I recorded a lot of loops that I found really nice, I would like to record them on my logic and be able to use them. So ...
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How could I use a loop pedal with the Yamaha YDP-160 electric piano?

so I'm a pianist right, and I've been wanting to buy a loop pedal for a while but theres one problem...WILL IT WORK? so I have an electric piano (http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/...
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mixing 2 signals question

[edit: sorry for the misuse] [Edit again: the looper is the digitech jamman Express xt] I have to mix two mono signals: the output of a piezo mic and the output of a looper. the piezo goes both into ...
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Using TC Electronic Ditto Looper and TC Helicon Ditto Mic Looper together?

Is it possible to control instrument and mic looper together? I would like to loop/stop both loopers on one button. Can I do that with ABY switch pedal or some other configuration?
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How to Integrate Digital Loopers with Live Drummers?

Is there any way to help live drummers play in sync with live looping players with out requiring the drummer to trigger MIDI beats or listen to a click track?