MESSE12: New Looping Software

Cycler Looper makes its debut      26/03/12

MESSE12: New Looping Software

Buying Choices
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 digital audio. 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 stretch. In brief, Cycler Looper is an instinctive creative tool that enhances the pleasure of performing live, while freeing the user from technological constraints. Summary of Cycler Looper's main features
  • Easy installation
  • Quick learning curve
  • Reliable and stable (Cycler Looper is a closed system, like Reason)
  • Synchronized multi-user support
  • Lightning fast project loading
  • Efficient user interface
  • Clear, elegant on-screen feedback
  • Very rapid set-up for live shows
  • Reduces overall equipment requirements (cables, preamps, mixers...)
Technical Features
  • 8 loopers et 8 players per user
  • Auto Level correction on Record
  • Internal Playlist system with various crossfade modes
  • MIDI Board adaptive to any controller brand
  • Advanced looping functions
  • Peak detection on first loop (Perfect Match)
  • Free looping time, or adaptive to music (from 16th to 16 bars)
  • Easy and accurate Global latency detection
  • 16 ins (stéréo/mono), 16 outs (stéréo/mono) manager
  • Odd signatures
  • Basic and graphical side chain compression effect system
  • Base Effects : Delay, Resonnant Filter (hpf/bpf/lpf), Overdrive, Flanger/Chorus,Phaser, Reverb, Volume/pan/mute, Ring/Amp Modulator, Bit/Samplerate reduction, compressor, Sample/Loop Player
  • Base Time Effects :Incarn, Reverse, Smooth, speed up, speed down, time stretch.
  • Modular and programmable effects
  • Send/Return
Minimum system requirement :
Mac or PC, Audio sound card. MIDI controller is welcome, but Cycler Looper also supports keyboard assignation. Pricing and Availability:
Free download. More information:

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