Hello Guillaume, can you describe or give us some information about the shows you use Logelloop for?
I use Logelloop mainly for two shows: “Toutes les Filles s’appellent Jeanne” by Lina Bellard, a show that mixes music, electronic sounds, archival recordings, and storytelling; and for “Alice de l’autre côté“, a theatrical show by the Derezo company; as well as some other creations.
What determined the choice of Logelloop?
For “Toutes les Filles s’appellent Jeanne“, the possibility of making loops and controlling their deformations was a determining factor. We use a lot of distortion from one piece to the next, for example, or in the following storytelling part…. The loop is not used synchronously, or with rare exceptions, but to create an atmosphere which is the memory of a piece.
In Alice de l’autre côté, I use Logelloop as a handy toolbox to send samples, manage effect levels, manage the spatialization of several audio players simultaneously.
Did you use or do you use other computer or hardware tools that are crucial for the management of these shows?
Max, a Behringer midi controller, an iPad.
Do you use the loop in these shows?
In “Toutes les Filles s’appellent Jeanne“, two uses of the loop as such, Lina Bellard plays a line, and improvises on this looped line. Otherwise, the looper is used to record musical elements of the show and play them back transformed (slowed down, excessively reverberated, etc.)
Why do you use Logelloop in general?
I like the macro system which allows me to perform complex actions with a single click or button (e.g. close an effect fader on a voice, pan a player, and start a sample on the same cue, this can be very useful in theater.
The macro system is also very useful for recording the entire control room of a show. I also use it as a multi-effect by loading very easily effects I made in Max and loaded in Logelloop, M4L inserts (Max for Live) or Logelloop native effects, to make deformation of real-time sounds.
Why do you use Logelloop in these projects? Could other software have done the job? What made you choose Logelloop?
I also worked a lot with Max for the control panels. You can do whatever you want, but it’s time-consuming to code. With Logelloop I can go much faster, even to load effects that I coded with Max.
Do you consider that Logelloop is a software adapted to show management?
Yes, if only to send samples. There is a longer time to write macros than with some software like QLab, but there is also a multitude of possibilities that are very, very rich for the show (movement in space, slow passage from one speaker to another via aux, etc.).
Thanks a lot for these positive feedbacks, Guillaume!