Two weeks ago, I started experimenting with creating an extensive live-looping setup that could allow me to play guitar, hardware synthesizer and VST plugins live. Using TouchOSC and the looper module included in Ableton Live, I have been able to create a very powerful (but kinda amateurish) setup, that allowed me to have eight independent loopers, pre-recording multi-effects from every audio source and various effects that I could apply to the loops themselves.
It felt so satisfying that I bought a FCB-1010 foot pedal to go even further. I felt bad for being stuck in Ableton Live forever, using their looper. I’ve searched for another VST looper for quite a long time and I have not been able to find anything that could merge nicely with my other DAWs (Bitwig, Renoise, etc…).
I have recently found the Enso (Audio Damage) looper. I’ve played with it quite a bit but don’t really like it. The midi-mapping is counter-intuitive, and mapping the plugin to a foot-pedal is really unpractical.
What kind of software are you using for live-looping ? I would like to use a software looper, mostly to avoid buying expensive hardware (machine, pedals), and to get a better integration with the various plugins I use.