Track groups, performance mode controls
First of all, this app is a slam dunk fantastic. I've been messing with it a few weeks, did this track on my first day. This is recorded dry using nothing but the crappy iphone mic.
While I'm waiting for my iRig to arrive to hook it up to the FCB1010, I have a few feature requests that I hope you will consider for the next release. I would be willing to make a fairly sizable donation (say, the difference between an RC-300 and what I paid for my loopy setup?)
it would be great to have the ability to assign tracks to groups, and then gobally do stuff to groups (anything you can do to a single track: mute/play/volume/etc). I understand this functionality could be quasi-achieved by turning off delete on merge, and copying the track, then using the tracks to represent groups...however for live looping performance, groups would be better because you could save them as part of the session, open the session, record three tracks, and then get to it. It's very difficult to mute/unmute multiple tracks simultaneously during performance (you only have two fingers and/or two feet)
open a saved session with the tracks pre-assigned to groups
track 1 rhythm member of both groups A and B
track 2 verse guitar/bass group A
track 3 chorus bassline group B
so then you can get straight to singing/performing and just toggle group A/B without wasting any time with copying tracks. I think this would be useful for the DJ crowd too.
PERFORMANCE MODE CONTROLS
Loopy's record controls are awesome, with some very specific functionality that allows record to automatically start on loop start, and automatically end on loop end. This type of functionality would be great for playback as well. Currently we are limited to "punch in" playback in real time only. Could we have:
start playback of this track (or track group) on next loop
stop playback of this track (or track group) after this loop
also, for the existing solo feature:
solo track (or track group) at next loop start
stop solo of track (or track group) at the end of current playing loop
I realize this would make too many controls/tap possibilities probably for the touch gestures, but it shouldn't be a problem for the MIDI bindings.