Live looping

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Live looping is the recording and playback of a piece of music in real-time [1] using either dedicated hardware devices, called loopers or phrase samplers, or software running on a computer with an audio interface. In the early days of looping, before hardware loopers were available, musicians would create loops with tape recorders.

In a 2012-13 poll of 1000 singers, 11% stated that they used live looping while 51% did not know what live looping was.[2] Artists known for their use or advocacy of the technique include Jacob Moon[3] Amy X Neuburg[4] Beardyman[2] Kimbra,[2] KT Tunstall,[5] Kid Beyond[6] and David Torn.[4]

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  1. ^ Aftab Ali (10 February 2014). "In conversation: David Devereux". Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c TC-Helicon; Barker, Greg A.; Alexander, Kathy (2014-01-06). The Ultimate Guide to Singing: Gigs, Sound, Money and Health. TC-Helicon. pp. 191–. ISBN 9780992034405. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Jacob Moon shines in Oshawa". Feb 21, 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Battino, David; Richards, Kelli (2005). The Art of Digital Music: 56 Visionary Artists & Insiders Reveal Their Creative Secrets. Backbeat Books. pp. 106–. ISBN 9780879308308. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Richardson, John (2012-01-26). An Eye for Music: Popular Music and the Audiovisual Surreal. Oxford University Press. pp. 246–. ISBN 9780195367362. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Werner, Matt (2012-05-15). Oakland in Popular Memory: Interviews with twelve cutting-edge artists from Oakland and beyond. Thought Publishing. pp. 70–. ISBN 9780982689844. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 

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