|Type / Tags||Feedback LoopDelayDronesGranular SynthesisLooperSoundscapesTextures|
|Utility||Stand-alone utility / application|
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 machine and 4 GB RAM. An ASIO-compatible sound card is recommended for optimum audio performance.
Windows users should thoroughly test the demo version on their computer.
Windows users will need the latest version of Java installed, which can be downloaded here: https://java.com/en/download/
If you do not have an ASIO-compatible soundcard please try the free ASIO4All audio driver available here: http://www.asio4all.com/
Mac PPC or Intel machine running OS X 10.4.11 or later, and 4 GB RAM.
Mac users will need to have Java SE 6 installed which can be downloaded here:
The Feedback application receives audio from an audio file or an external input (such as a microphone, guitar, or synthesiser) and sends it to 20 different delays, each with their own delay time, volume, and delay time variation setting. The delays are grouped in to 5 different banks, with each bank having it's own compressor, filter, panning, and gain control.
The applications name comes from its main process - the output of each delay is passed through a compressor, then back in to the input stage of the delay, resulting in infinite feedback. This technique allows you to quickly layer sounds over each other, making it perfect for creating dense drones, loops, and textures. As the audio loops in the delay line it gradually loses high frequencies, producing an effect that is similar to tape saturation.
The Feedback application is well suited to live performance, with the majority of parameters controllable via MIDI.