Chase Bliss Audio has created a pocket-sized musical looping device aptly named the Blooper. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the unique device that was designed by Joel Korte after a visit to the NAMM 2018 show. Joel explains a little more about the inspiration behind Blooper :
“It’s difficult to describe the feelings surrounding the immediate aftermath of a NAMM show, but we are a bit loony. We were also excited because we were going to visit one of our favorite musicians, Tycho (this trip yielded this video). Throughout the flight, Knobs kept talking about how there were no loopers out there that fit his needs, and at some point in the flight we just looked at each other and said, “Should we make a looper together?” We began working on the concept immediately.“
Features of the Blooper music lopping machine include :
– 40 seconds max loop time (48kHz, 16 bit) with ultra-low-noise hardware / XMOS DSP processor, 32 save-able presets and full undo / redo capability
– 8 layers of undo / redo, unlimited overdubs (oldest layer gets discarded after 8)
– Layers knob to navigate through undo / redo layers
– 6 loop modifiers (quantized & free time/speed changes, scrambler, trimmer, filter and dropper) available over 2 independent channels
– Normal, additive (effects get recorded), and one-shot sampling modes
– Full midi implementation via 1/4″ TRS
– Repeats knob for fading loops or to use blooper like a tap-tempo delay
– CV clock sync and modulation control
– Stability control introducing optional tape and warble effects to loop.
– Chase Bliss ramping control (including randomization and ability to sync to loop time)
– Expression control over any parameter either individually or simultaneously
– Dip-switches for customizing behavior: dry kill, straight to overdub, etc.
Source : Kickstarter