26th November 2012
Circular Labs has updated Mobius Programmable Looper to version 2.5. A few minor bugs have been fixed, but the big new feature is Loop Windowing.
Loop windowing lets you create loops by sliding a "window" back and forth over the entire history of the loop. Imagine that all of the loop layers are connected together in one seamless piece of recording tape. Then being able to instantly jump to any location within that tape and play a section of any size. The results can be completely unpredictable as fragments of different layers are glued together. Or with careful use of quantization and the windowing parameters you can create windows that play varying rhythms at a consistent tempo.
There are are six functions to control the window, and two more for use in scripts.
- Window Backward.
- Window Forward.
- Window Start Backward.
- Window Start Forward.
- Window End Backward.
- Window End Forward.
In addition to sliding the window backward and forward you can also adjust the edges of the window independently to make the window smaller or larger. For complete documentation on this new feature, read the Loop Windowing section in the Mobius Techniques manual.
The following bugs were fixed:
- Script action buttons always behaving like !momentary scripts.
- GlobalReset called from within a script was not canceling other scripts.
- Take out the common bindings used for development since they often conflict with new user bindings.
- Remove some EDPisms that most people don't expect:
- Mute+Multiply = Realign.
- Mute+Insert = RestartOnce (aka SamplePlay).
- Reset+Mute = previous preset.
- Reset+Insert = next preset.
If you're a big fan of the EDPisms they can be reenabled using a special hidden option.