i have been getting some interesting reverse loop echo stuff in live mode by quickly switching playback direction while a loop is going and something is being recorded over it and monitored from input (this and that need to be patched…notes below). it’s a one shot type of effect and as soon as the loop gets recorded over it’s gone but it’s really fun if you get the timing right, and sounds interesting even when it’s a bit off.
definitely seems possible with a TT script that switches playback direction every time your loop triggers??
here’s an example of the patch i’m talking about:
mangrove getting v/oct from TSNM
gate from TSNM going into pip slope gate in
pip slope envelope out to mangrove AIR (attenuator fully CW, air knob fully CCW)
trigger from TSNM going into w/ THIS
output from mangrove going into w/ IN
cold mac output 1 going into w/ THAT
in LIVE mode you set a loop length (i usually do something pretty short, 1-4 seconds) and send about +4 or -4 volts from cold mac or whatever you have to enable replacing (you’ll see the orange light fade in and out over REC as you turn survey.
then every time you hit a key (or your sequence advances if you’re not using a controller like tsnm), record will toggle on and off, always replacing.
this creates a realllyyy neat and weird choppy tape delay thing. of course different loop lengths will yield different results. so while looping, i quickly flip tape directions and get a little burst of reverse, then it corrects itself and records “normally” but when you want that little reverse again just play it back the other way. it definitely feels like playing a video game getting the button presses just right, but it sure is fun and feels very very unique. same idea can be applied to tape speeds.
another fun thing to do with this patch is send 0v to THAT so that your tape is no longer replacing, giving you an infinite looper that never self oscillates. start changing speed and direction and keep looping over it, then turn your voltage back up to 4 or 5 and clear the tape, bringing everything back to a cute little echo.