Live looping is the recording and playback of looped audio samples in real-time, using either hardware (magnetic tape, dedicated hardware devices) or software. It is a process with numerous sonic directions, open to instrument textures, improvisation and composition techniques. Performers who use this technique include beatbox artists such as Dub FX, Beardyman, THePETEBOX and MC Xander, as well as folk/rock artists Ari Herstand, Andrew Bird, Brother Bastion, Kishi Bashi, Imogen Heap and Theresa Andersson, and comedian/musician Reggie Watts.
Famous quotes containing the words live and/or looping:
“Our technology forces us to live mythically, but we continue to think fragmentarily, and on single, separate planes.”
—Marshall McLuhan (19111980)
“A book is like a manclever and dull, brave and cowardly, beautiful and ugly. For every flowering thought there will be a page like a wet and mangy mongrel, and for every looping flight a tap on the wing and a reminder that wax cannot hold the feathers firm too near the sun.”
—John Steinbeck (19021968)