watch and learn - stacking tracks like overdub
OK, I was so impressed with this I had to share. Michael found this youtube video (below) and posted it on Twitter, I have no idea who the performer is, but LoopyMaster is what I'll call him. Watch it straight thru, then go back and look what he does at 0:07.
He records in the core 4-bar rhythm track, and while it is replaying he "arms" about six more tracks by tapping them once each. Then he records the next 6 loops synchronized automatically. One loop records, stops recording in sync, and the next loop records. all this happens without requiring any interaction.
So what is so cool about this? A traditional looper can do this by "overdub". stack up layers on a track as long as you want, right? But in Loopy each of these overdubs are actually their own separate tracks, so they can be muted and unmuted independently (and you hear this later in the youtube video, but not shown on camera).
This is just brilliant, not sure if anyone else is doing this but I thought others might appreciate the great use of a "lesser known" performance feature of Loopy. There are so many little "hidden" tricks like this in Loopy.
disclaimer/ warning: this is probably the silliest awful song you'll hear today... but the techniques are solid