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NB all functions of the free “LE” version are the same as the paid version but it is limited to two tracks and has no midi learn function.
Try watching this demo video showing how to configure and perform a typical set up
To use this app: First, connect your MIDI devices or fire up any MIDI apps , wait for the MIDI hardware/apps to register (about 8 seconds) then start the app. To use this app: First connect your MIDI devices, then start the app.
The app starts on the Config Tab. This is where you decide which MIDI hardware is attached to each loop
Select input and output for each loop. Tap the selected MIDI source
to make a picker appear
which lists all the available sources. Select your source and then tap the selected MIDI source label again to confirm your selection, it will turn black to register the choice is confirmed.
This (optional) feature lets MIDILooper learn a midi event that will make recording timing easier. To use it you press the button labelled “Learn MIDI Packet”. Now you press any key on the MIDI device set as the input to the leftmost track, the master track. You will get a confirmation dialog that tells you the event detected. When you are recording and press the key linked to that event, it will be intercepted by the program and used to end recording the master loop.
Record the master (leftmost, orange) loop first. The first click arms the system. The button changes from “o” to “…” signalling that it waiting for you to start playing It starts recording when you send the first note. If you decide you don’t want to record at this time, perhaps because you want to go back and tweak the config screen some more, just press the button displaying “…” It will revert to “o”. Note if you’ve learnt a packet to stop recording and you send that as your first note it will cancel the recording.
When you’ve recorded your Master loop press the button again (or send the learnt packet) and it will start playing back in a loop. The display now changes to X (clear). The pause button will show a green circular graphic to show how far the loop you are.
You can only clear a loop when it is paused.
You now arm and record up to three more loops. You can pause and play them individually.
If you wish to stop it faster press the pause button and then slide you finger up out of the pause button before releasing. This will stop the loop immediately. It will also turn off any notes that are currently playing.
When you’ve finished with a loop and it is paused you can delete the loop. If you delete the master loop it will delete all.
Secondary loops are synced to the master loop so they can’t be longer than the master loop.
You have the option of MIDI pass-thru on a per-channel basis either while recording the loop or before you record. This lets you hear what you’re playing if the hardware doesn’t already have a preview mode.
If you’re having problems with the setup or you’re just curious about MIDI you can have the MIDI hex codes displayed on the screen as they play in each channel.
Go to system preferences / MIDILooper Live and enable “Show MIDI Data”. You’ll now see the Hex data displayed on screen as each channel plays. Note this preference remains set until you change it or reinstall the app.
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