A pre-release version of Cycler Looper has been announced. Its makers tell us that the software has been created to support all aspects of sound performances (playback, looping, remixing) and gives musicians a simple yet extremely powerful set of looping tools. Here's their press release wih all the details:
Cycler Looper software gives musicians a simple yet extremely powerful set
of looping tools.
Created to support all aspects of sound performances (playback, looping,
remixing), it can be learned in one hour, and does not require expertise in
Nicolas Lacoumette, a musician who designed award-winning audio software
like the GURU rhythm system and the Krishna synthesizer, is behind this
bold new product.
Cycler Looper excels by providing musicians with an extraordinary sense of
freedom, far surpassing other computer-based solutions. Users create their
own personalized loop station (like a turbocharged RC-50), with clear,
engaging on-screen visual feedback.
Refined and field tested at numerous live shows, Cycler Looper speeds and
facilitates the set-up and sound check. It eliminates trouble-prone
connections between the sound board and the stage and automatically sets
levels for all recorded loops.
A built-in playlist system automatically manages loading, sequencing and
fades while eliminating the risk of computer-related operational errors.
It comes with a full range of standard looping functions. In addition, users
can explore the musical potential of a particularly comprehensive suite of
new functions: double, half, infinite undo/redo, resample, as well as full
control over loop time.
Cycler Looper's effects are specifically designed to solve problems that occur
in live performance situations. Its practical library of stock effects,
executable in real time with a single command, can be augmented with
modular user-defined effects.
A brilliant innovation, Cycler Looper's "temporal effects" modify a loop's
timebase, yielding effects like slowdown, repeat, scratch, reverse and time
In brief, Cycler Looper is an instinctive creative tool that enhances the
pleasure of performing live, while freeing the user from technological
Summary of Cycler Looper's main features
Quick learning curve
Reliable and stable (Cycler Looper is a closed system, like Reason)