Expert Sleepers Augustus Loop gets 6 in 6 out configuration 05/06/08
Expert Sleepers have updated their Augustus Loop delay effect plug-in to version 1.8.0. Changes in version 1.8.0:
New 6-in 6-out configuration of the plug-in, allowing audio to be routed through external processing either side of the virtual tape.
Fixed an issue that could cause a crash in Logic 8 when opening a song containing multiple instances of Augustus Loop with their GUIs open.
Augustus Loop is an emulation of a tape-based delay effect, with some extra features to facilitate its use as a looping device. (If you're unfamiliar with the concept/genre of looping, pay a visit to www.loopers-delight.com).
The key features of Augustus Loop that make it more than just a big delay effect are:
Really long maximum delay (3600 seconds - that's one hour).
Tap length/tap record. You can set the loop delay time while recording your first phrase.
Virtual tape. The delay simulates an old-style tape delay, meaning you can:
change the tape speed (i.e. pitch up and down)
reverse the tape direction
stop the tape
smoothly change the delay time (as if you were changing the head gap on a tape delay).
Multimode filter and saturation in the feedback loop.
Four feedback taps (left to left, left to right, right to left and right to right) with independent delay time and feedback settings, for ping-pong effects, stereo delays etc.
Pitch and filter LFOs.
Loop length can be set in terms of the host's tempo setting.
The plug-in can output MIDI clock messages to synchronise other applications to its loop.
Automatic fades up and down to allow smooth transitions in your playing. It can even automatically clear the loop for you once itâ€™s faded out.
Host transport-syncâ€™d punch in and out when recording.
â€˜Inertia freeâ€™ mode suppresses the tape-like behaviour when changing delay times to allow seamless transitions between loop lengths. (This is also the route to the popular â€˜multiplyâ€™ and â€˜divideâ€™ features found on some popular looping devices.)
The â€˜Fx Loopâ€™ plug-in configuration allows you to route audio through other plug-ins either side of the â€˜virtual tapeâ€™, allowing you to insert your own effects in the delay loop. So you can just substitute your own filtering/saturation for Augustus Loopâ€™s own, or get really creative by inserting any plug-in you like in the delay.
Pricing and Availability:
Augustus Loop costs $29.00 USD, Â£15.77 GBP, 19.97 EUR