PROBLEM: Overdubbing on Long Loops
I'm an experienced looper, and use it a lot for live performance. My current gigging looper is the TC Helicon Voicelive Touch.
I recently bought Loopy HD, hoping to make my iPad Miny and Loopy my gig gear. However, I immediately noticed a problem compared to the VLT or other loopers I've owned. I'm hoping this is just operator error, not an issue with Loopy, but so far I can't find a way to fix it.
I like using loopers with my own natural timing (no clock), and I quite often use long loops (whole song sections). On the VLT and Boss loopers I can enter a song section of 8 bars or more with an initial loop. I can then switch sounds and start recording ANYWHERE IN THE LOOP. Say it's half way through: I can hit record and the second sound starts recording instantly, and when the loop gets around to that same point again I hear the first and second sounds together and can immediately switch to a third sound and it overdubs straight away. Here's an example with an older Boss looper:
This is handy, because the loop recording ends halfway through the master loop. That means when the song comes around to the beginning it has all the elements recorded and I can start paying/singing at the start.
Despite all its other amazing bells and whistles, I'm not able to do this basic thing with Loopy. Either recording only starts at the beginning of the loop regardless of when I hit record, or if I hit with two taps it starts but seems to want to double the loop length before recording stops! This is ridiculous for such long loops.
Am I doing something wrong, or is Loopy at fault? If so, I recommend it gets fixed! Either way, I'd welcome some feedback ASAP from the experts.