Audio Blast has anounced the release of the free Insta Looper, a simple looper with four integrated FX units.
Easy to use and efficient, add this tool in your live sets for live FX performances, or simply edit motions on your DAW to get glitch effects, end of measures effects and more.
Insta Looper is a modern looking effect plugin consisting of four effect slots/unit per row. Each slot has controls for the beat size, FX, loop speed and reversed loop. Once you click the blue led, the effect is applied; left click of mouse keeps the looper effect until you release it, while the right click acts like an on/off. Of course you can link the leds (and the dial knobs) to your MIDI controller and create stunning effects on the go. I used an old Akai LPD8 MIDI controller, where the pads corresponded to the leds and the hardware rotary knobs to the virtual “Size” and “Speed” knobs.
For example you can put Insta Looper on a plain drum loop and create rolls at the end of it like in the example below (all was recorded live):
half bar no effect, then: 1/2 beat – 1/4 beat – 1/8 beat
But you can also apply FX and reverse the loop. Right click on any FX row and choose between Bit Reducer, Autopan, Hipass and Phaser. The “FX” and “REV” led knobs work only if the main Loop led is enabled (the first led in the row). And to be even more cool, Insta Looper comes with a display where you can see the waveform with all the changes you make in real time.
Here’s a quick demo video I made:
The Insta Looper effect plugin is fun to use in both live and studio situations. You can download it for free (no registration required) at Audio Blast (Windows/Linux 32- and 64-bit versions; Mac coming soon). If you find it useful you can make a donation to the author (details on the site).