Linux Journal: At the Sounding Edge: FreeWheeling
Jul 18, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Phillips)
"A few years ago, one of my students performed a rather unique
original piece at a local coffee house. He used one guitar, one
bass, his voice and a foot-controlled hardware device called a loop
sampler. The sampler recorded brief segments played on the guitar
or bass and then fed them back out as repeating audio loops. The
sonic result was a texture of seven looping guitar parts and two
looping bass parts. When the texture was built to his liking, he
then added his vocal, singing a non-looped song over the looping
sounds. At the climax of the song, he simply stopped the sampler on
an appropriate beat, and the crowd went wild.
"JP Mercury's FreeWheeling program is the software equivalent of
that loop sampler..."