If you are like me, you could stare covetously at the beautiful Island Instruments 12-string he is playing for the whole 20 minutes. But while doing so, Phelps gives great insight into his process when making loops with his desktop system.
Much of what I post revolves around live performance and improvisation. Still, many guitarists are as or more concerned with creating fresh sounds and effects while recording. Here, Derek VanScoten, A/K/A Cloudchord, demonstrates a way to create a complex loop ambience that follows the chords of a song.
The Jesus Lizard and Tomahawk guitarist, Duane Denison provides an introduction to some classic prepared guitar techniques for those new to the process.
In this video, Dan Phelps explains how to use Ableton Live’s Looper with a MIDI footswitch.
Thanks to Jeff Gburek for these tips about different ways to use the EBow. Be sure to check out his website for more info.