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Name/Version: Subtractive Looper 2.0
Author: tothesun  
Description: A 4-track polyphonic looper that allows you to "subtract" from each loop by adjusting a simple and intuitive amplitude envelope, featuring sample-accurate interpolation written in gen~, choice of free-form or quantized loops, etc.

This is a 4-track audio looper that can record and loop any audio you send it, just like a looper pedal. Hit "record" to begin recording into the 1st track and then "stop" to stop recording. Hit "record" again to record into the 2nd track; if loop lengths are set to "uniform" it will automatically stop recording when it reaches the same length as the 1st track. Loop lengths can be quantized to the Live transport by selecting the "quantized" option. The "monitor mix" can be adjusted to blend the looping audio with the audio currently entering the device.

The envelope for each track controls its amplitude. In this way, you can carve away at any loops that are playing and "subtract" from them. It can really be fun to see what sort of sounds can emerge when doing this, especially when you just roll the dice and click "randomize".

"Loop now" will immediately restart the track in question at its beginning, which can toss things up in another way, giving interesting outcomes. All controls are MIDI-mappable.

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Live Version Used: 11.1.6
Max Version Used: 8.1.11
Date Added: Jun 29 2022 01:19:06
Date Last Updated: Jul 01 2022 01:31:19
Device Type: audio_device
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License (more info): AttributionNonCommercialShareAlike


this looks super cool, and yet... I can't really make out what it does. I feel like you'd gain from perhaps explaining; what it can loop, how it loops it, what the envelope controls, and how they "subtract" from each other.

Good call, thanks for the feedback. I've added more to the description. The loops don't subtract from each other; you use the amplitude envelope to subtract from them.

Hi! Nice device, I really like the concept. I wonder could you add pitch shifting function to all 4 loopers in the next version? It would also be great to have a pan knob on each loop.

Excellent ideas. I'll be sure to keep them in mind.

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