SooperLooper is a live looping sampler capable of immediate loop recording, overdubbing, multiplying, reversing and more.
It allows for multiple simultaneous multi-channel loops limited only by your computer’s available memory. The feature-set and operation was inspired by the impressive Gibson Echoplex Digital Pro (EDP).
When used with a low-latency audio configuration SooperLooper is capable of truly realtime live performance looping.
The application is a standalone JACK client with an engine controllable via OSC and MIDI. It also includes a GUI which communicates with the engine via OSC (even over a network) for user-friendly control on a desktop.
- Multiple simultaneous multi-channel loops limited only by available RAM.
- Record, manually triggered, or via input threshold.
- Overdub for adding more audio on top of existing loop.
- Multiply, allows increasing loop length by repeating the initial loop beneath (include MultiInrease option).
- Feedback control allows gradual loop fading, active during overdub/multiply and optionally during playback.
- Replace audio in loop with new material.
- Insert new audio into existing loop.
- Substitute audio in loop with new material, while hearing existing material.
- Reverse loop playback (even during overdub) at any time, or quantized to loop or cycle boundaries.
- Trigger loop playback from start at any time, also supports OneShot triggering which will play the loop once then mute.
- Mute the loop output at anytime.
- Undo/Redo allows nearly unlimited undo and redo to previous loop states.
- Rate Shift allows arbitrary rate change of loop from 1/4 to 4x normal.
- Works anytime, even during loop record.
- Save/Load loops in WAV format.
- Scratch feature allows DJ-like position scratching (work-in-progress).
- Tempo syncable to MIDI clock, JACK transport, manual or tap tempo, or existing loops.
- Sync Quantize operations to divisions defined by the tempo, and/or existing loops.
- Sync Playback can retrigger automatically to maintain external sync during playback.
- SUS (Momentary) operation available for all commands for easy realtime granular.
- Crossfading applied to prevent clicks on loop or edit operation boundaries (crossfade length is adjustable).
- Peak metering for all inputs and outputs.
- MIDI Bindings are arbitarily definable and can be configured to emulate existing setup (EDP, etc).
- Key Bindings are arbitarily definable for the GUI.
- OSC Interface provides the ultimate network-transparent control of the engine.
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