MeldaProduction has released MSuperLooper, a looper plug-in for creative live performances. MSuperLooper lets you layer loops on up to 16 tracks and run them through modular effects chains.
Kovaluu's innovative Beats and Loops app uses the smartphone's proximity sensor to let you hover your foot and imitate a stomp the way you'd stomp on a pedal.
As we're getting ready for NAMM, let's not forget about our weekly collection of free plug-ins. This week, at least one of them is an absolute must-have. Check out Momentum and BAT-S12!
Want to get creative with MIDI sequences? Check out the midiphy LoopA, a polyphonic MIDI sequencer and looper. With 36 MIDI clips and many cool performance features, it looks like a whole lot of fun.
Eurorack modular continues to generate interesting pathways into sound and synthesis and is becoming more accessible all the time. Here's our choice of modules that stood out this year.
Zoom has announced the A1 Four and A1X Four multi-effects for acoustic instruments. They come with more than 80 effects for acoustic guitar, wind instruments and strings, as well as a looper.
The colourful Deluge box of lights and buttons reaches version 3.0 and becomes a performance device for live looping complete with support for USB/MIDI foot controllers.
ALK2 takes the concept of the looper pedal into the arrangement space of the DAW and let's you pre-arrange your live looping experience. And now Windows users get to have a go.
There's lots to ALK2 and it's certainly a viable alternative to Ableton Live for performances, although you will have to endure a learning curve and switch up your workflow a fair bit.
Ever thought about how wickedly easy it would be if you could just hum some melody lines into the mic and have the computer play them with the sound of a particular instrument? Yeah, they made it happen!
Is that a xylophone? No, it's an awesome sampling, looping, pitch shifting, delay reflecting Phone-Home Xylophone for the musician who has everything.