help me figure out this 4-track Looper-based setup? clipping

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wellsoliver
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help me figure out this 4-track Looper-based setup? clipping

Post by wellsoliver » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:52 pm

I have a nice project with two audio inputs (external 1 & 2), grouped and sending to a send (sending to Sends Only). I then have four audio tracks that have their Audio From receiving from that send (Post Mixer), each with a Looper (one at 2 bars, then 4, then 8, then 16). It looks like this:

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Each Looper has its Record and Clear buttons set to pads on an MPK MK2 so I can press one to clear track 1, another to record, and so on. It's nice.

My issue is that there's lots of clipping: essentially when I record on the 2-bar looper and it starts playing back, that same sound is being played from the Audio EXT-1, so it clips pretty heavily.

I feel like there's a better solution here for what I plan to use as an improvisational looper set... Any tips?

prebentious
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Re: help me figure out this 4-track Looper-based setup? clipping

Post by prebentious » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:39 pm

check out the monitoring menu at the right hand side of the looper. You probably want it set to 'never'

wellsoliver
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Re: help me figure out this 4-track Looper-based setup? clipping

Post by wellsoliver » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:42 pm

yeah, each Input -> Output selection of each Looper is set to Never...

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