I’m wondering how it is possible now with the scripting stuff and the Duplex Tools to realize a live looper such as freewheeling.
It’s probably one of the best tool I’ve used under linux. Basically as looper it allows you to create your midi controller template with a xml file (like Duplex btw), you can also with jack server plug the renoise out into freewheeling and when you trigger a midi CC with your pad or keyboard it begins to record all audio coming from renoise. With jack transport you can synchronize the BPM, you can define how the loops are managed (free, multiple of the BPM), you have a visual indicator of the loop timing, you can overdub, control the volume for each loop etc…
Under windows, Mobius do the same thing, but the user interface, the gui, the core engine are pretty bad in my opinion. The soft is not well reliable.
So, I’m considering maybe to develop a clone of freewheeling for windows. But I start from nothing since I don’t know any programmation language at the exception of things such as Puredata or Max/MSP (the basics in fact). I guess I will probably try to do some crap stuff with Reaktor.
Now I know that the LUA script stuff doesn’t allow to modify the Renoise audio engine.
So what’s the possiblity for a live looper tool at the moment?
- Develop a tool only with Renoise?
- Develop an external tool with Puredata, MAX/MSP, Reaktor, or any hardcore language able to manage audio… which interacts with Renoise (BPM sync, Duplex,Rewire?)
Another thing is probably all the philosophy of jamming in live with renoise and real time audio loops which must be re-thinked. I don’t know exactly how to do, but that’s probably another discussion.