Nowadays it’s possible to create a complex audio masterpiece with just a right set of software components. This doesn’t make instruments or external audio devices obsolete. On the contrary, they can be used in combination with specialized applications like LoopRecorder which, for instance, allows you to create loops you can use as effects or in your musical compositions.

First thing which needs to be mentioned is that the application doesn’t require installation to function, so it’s good to go from the moment download is done. What’s more, it comes both as a stand-alone program and a VST plugin you can use with a preferred VST host application. The package contains necessary components for both x86 and x64 architectures.

The visual design is the same regardless of your method of approach. It’s a good idea to take a little while to perform the audio setup at first. Here you can choose the audio device type, which can be ASIO, Windows audio, or DirectSound. In other words, loops can be created even from speaker sound. It’s possible to link buttons to a MIDI controller for comfortable management of recording functions from a keyboard or MIDI pedal.

If you happen to use a MIDI controller, the MidiLearn feature comes to help out. Right-clicking on a button brings up the MIDI input listener, which awaits input to map to the selected button, thus enabling control of LoopRecorder through your MIDI controller.

Playback and recording benefit from a great deal of flexibility. The recorder counterpart can be set to automatically load and save content with or without you having to press the stop button. BPM values can be changed during a recording session in order to create loops with different tempos. Additionally, this can be a means of fitting a pre-recorded loop to a specific BPM.

Creating a loop can also be done by capturing sound from an existing audio file. Loading it automatically adjusts the BPM value so that it can be played in a loop, but this only happens when loading a file through LoopRecorder standalone. The length of a recording can be specified in bars, which is a neat way of creating samples.

Source playback can start from the next host beat, or the next host bar. You can adjust the bit depth and silence threshold of the generated loop. There are also several options for the output file. It’s saved under the WAV format, with the possibility to specify a generic name, add bars, overwrite an existing one, add BPM suffix and subfolder, as well as add content prefix and subfolder.

All things considered, we can state that LoopRecorder is an efficient tool you can use to create long or short audio loops from quite a variety of sources. You can use a connected MIDI device to control functions thanks to the MidiLearn feature, record speaker sound and from other sources, create samples larger than the input file through multiple bars, and use the application either as a stand-alone tool or through your preferred VST host.