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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Merging 2 region create fade in at the beginning in Logic Pro

I'm trying to create a perfect loop of car engine in Logic Pro. I've got a region, merged in at the middle, then swapped the parts and crossfaded: But, when I try to join/merge these parts, Logic Pro ...
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What are the basic loops of a song called?

I remember seeing a video where the person said that you can find the something (I remembered it being called root loops or something) which is all the loops of a song. Some artists post it for ...
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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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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 ...