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Looper Plugin by Circular Labs

Mobius has an average user rating of 4.00 from 2 reviews

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User Reviews by KVR Members for Mobius

Reviewed By zerocrossing [read all by] on 19th March 2007
Version reviewed: 1.29h on Windows.
Last edited by zerocrossing on 6th March 2008.
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Mostly I just want to echo (pun intended) the other reviewer's review. This FREE piece of software more or less eliminated a $1500 piece of kit. (Looperlative) It's honestly like having 16 Echoplex Digital Pros (run as 8 stereo pairs) but without the memory limit.

If you're new to the world of looping, this software will probably seem confusing and daunting. The interface is no beauty, and can even be a bit buggy at times, but in the end you'll find that your MIDI controller becomes your interface and it really doesn't matter what it looks like. The good thing about it is that the interface is very customizeable and when you get used to the way it works you can strip it down to only what you need.

Why not mouse around? Unless you're a vocalist, you'll want your hands to play while you are using Mobius. This is a performance oriented piece of software.

So, what does it do? In a sense, it allows you to create 8 stereo channels of loops. Each channel can hold multiple loops, but only one at a time. For instance you can create an A, B and C loop in channel one, and then do the same (I'm not sure how many you are limited to, probably as much as your RAM allows) in the remaining channels. Get it? That's a lot of loopage and each loop can be different lengths or sync or not sync to your clock or host.

But that is only the tip of the iceberg. You can multiply, insert, pitch shift, time slip, fade and so much more. It's deep. Very deep. My suggestion, if you've never played with such a device, buy one of the less expensive loopers, like the Boss Loopstations, get the idea of it... then bring it right back to the Guitar Center and start learning Mobius. It's so addicting I swear it will change the way you make music forever.

OK, I just want to bump this amazing and recently updated plug-in. I don't hear much about this VST (comes in a stand alone version too) on this forum, but I have to say that if you have not tried it (it's free Windows VST or Standalone) you do not know what you're missing. If you have tried it and went, "What the hell is this?" you didn't give it a chance. I think people don't quite understand what it can do so I thought I'd post a little example of one way to use it.

1)Start sequencer (in Live) listen to drums for tempo. Put Mobuis in A Send track.

2)Start improvising a bass line until you have something you like. A few beats before the beginning of a new measure I send a MIDI message to it that automatically puts it into record at the start point of the next measure and then ends it a specified amount of measures. (This is part of the new update, but you can also end it manually too. I like to quantize it to a measure, but you can also have no quantize or quantize it to a beat)

3)Then start overdubbing. What ever you like. Make a nice groove.

4)Next, open a new track. Repeat step 2 but this time back off the feedback to about 80% meaning your loop will gradually fade. Make something nice and then exit overdub.

5)Switch back to the first track and then send a midi message that will cause it to switch to a new loop at the end of the current loop and automatically go into record. Your old one is still there, don't worry. Repeat this step as many times as you like. I find 3 or 4 to be a good amount most of the time.

6) Don't forget about track 2! It's fading! Keep that plate spinning and keep adding to it so you have a constantly changing loop that runs over your first track of fixed loops.

7) Switch up between loops while improvising over them, sometimes visiting your 2nd track to keep it running.

Then... Song! This is the tip of the iceberg of what it can do, but if you haven't tried to make music this way I believe you're missing out.

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Comments & Discussion for Circular Labs Mobius

Discussion: Active


27 November 2017 at 6:18am

Some question for to the ultimate looper:

Solution needed to 'script' a sort of binding for a footcontroller button, .

Short press = mute.

Longpress = solo.

Shurely there's a possibility, right? Thanks.

22 May 2020 at 2:22pm

Hello. I'm having some trouble with using the looper VST Möbius in cakewalk. I have done the setup like in this video (https://youtu.be/pwf4pCBmXLo) and it works as intended, the only problem is that the sound coming out is kinda scuffed. It has like this weird stuttering sound. Any who can help?

1 October 2020 at 3:22pm

This software, as awesome as it is, is completely dead. Hasn't been updated since 2012, will not work with DAWs that require 64-bit plugins, their forums are dead, and there is no response from the developers. Which is a shame, because it really was the best thing out there for live looping.


16 November 2020 at 4:09pm

No it is a shame that YOUR daw is not supporting x32 anymore. I still use it in Reaper 6 x64 windows10 x64.

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