Yesterday I took the plunge and ordered myself a Voicelive Touch from TC Helicon. Voicelive Touch is a vocal processor and looping pedal that can also be used with instruments. I’m really excited about the possibilities for creation this gear presents. I thought I would share with you some of artists whose use of loopstations really inspire me.
The first is the incomparable Reggie Watts. If you spend any amount of time looking up Reggie Watts on youtube you will see that he is a master of looped music. He is an incredible improvisor, comic, and musician. Here he is testing out the piece of gear I just bought:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiQy0Au-IdI&w=750]
Next is a clip I’ve shared on this blog before but I can’t resist sharing it again when talking about looping. This is Cyrille Aimée at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola performing her arrangement of Fortunate Son by CCR. You can’t see what hardware she’s using in her clip but it must be some kind of multitrack looper.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJjVjV0EYaM&w=750]
Finally, here is Kimbra performing Settle Down off of her debut album Vows at SXSW 2012. Kimbra’s use of the Voicelive Touch was what finally pushed me over the edge. I had been thinking about buying a looping pedal for awhile, I had borrowed and rented and tested out different looping options, but seeing her perform in this clip convinced me that this is the right piece of gear for me. I can’t wait for it to arrive! In the mean time, enjoy Kimbra:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd7GLvMYSHI&w=750]