MIDICLOCK

LAGVOID IS A LOOPER THAT GENERATES MIDI CLOCK SO IT CAN LOCK ANY SOFT OR HARD MIDI SEQUENCER ON YOUR LOOPS

NO LAG

LAGVOID COMPENSATES AUDIO LAG SO YOU CAN USE YOUR LAPTOP OR TABLET PC AS A LOOPER USING MINIJACK INPUT OR BUILT IN MICRO

SCRIPTABLE

LAGVOID INCLUDES A SCRIPT SEQUENCER SO YOU CAN TRIGGER ALL YOUR EVENTS WITH A SINGLE PEDAL

In 1999, as an electro-dub musician among jazz musicians, a problem came up: what to do when the drummer starts? But it was inconceivable to use a click track during these sessions, and therefore impossible to use MIDI sequences or hip-hop inspired breaks in this playing situation.
It was necessary to create a device that could create the click (aka MIDIclock) based on the interpreted music.
Although technical solutions existed at the time, none of them were satisfactory since recordings where the musician expresses themselves rhythmically and the machines follow are extremely rare, except those using only loopers. So, between 2007 and 2014, I developed LAGVOID to have a tool that allows me to create this kind of music for different shows for which I make the soundtrack.
While solutions have been found, a musical problem remained and it was linked to the very nature of improvised music, which tends to create accumulations. How to make radical changes (breaks, cuts) when several actions are needed to achieve them? This is why LAGVOID has become a Script Looper which, like the other devices that have appeared since 2007, allows you to create a MIDIclock from a loop, but also allows you to prepare groups of commands launched sequentially with a single pedal.
Thus, with LAGVOID you can play an instrument, use samples or have an open structure, all without losing the effectiveness of a spectacular cut …

KEY POINT

LAGVOID has been created to allow musicians to play with machines but not to a click.
LAGVOID is thus primarily meant for live performance.
It does so by creating a Midiclock signal slaved to a main loop, which is editable live.
Midiclock and MIDI transport command can be sent to remote control any Midiclock compatible software or hardware like Ableton Live, samplers, synthesizers, effects, etc…
Single pedal remote control is possible due to the included script sequencer, sending up to 500 command lines without touching the computer.
LAGVOID allows looping with any kind of audio input, as it can compensate signal’s lag while looping.
So the minijack input of your Mac or Win tablet or pad is suitable for looping.

DOWNLOAD

You can download LAGVOID for free on this page.
The software comes fully functional (no user restrictions or limitations).
Is available for Windows and MacOsX
The user manual is also available on the same download page.

VIDEO TUTORIALS

You can find all LAGVOID video tutorials here

FAQ

This is probably a Gate Keeper issue.

Gate keeper doesn’t like downloaded files and dynamic packages. It may flag Lagvoid as “corrupted” and won’t allow you to run it.

In that case, go to System Preferences, click the Security & Privacy icon, go to the General tab, click the lock in the bottom left corner to make changes, type in your password then click the Unlock button. You have the following options under “Allow applications downloaded from: “Mac App Store, Mac App Store and identified developers, Anywhere”

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CUSTOM VERSIONS

As LAGVOID has been used in many different projects over the last years, many different modules and functions have been created, including multiple inputs and outputs, VST modules, RAM based player module, Big Buffer based tools and other toys…

The reason why those versions handle many more modules than LAGVOID Micro does, is that increasing program complexity requires powerful computers and maintenance.

In case you need LAGVOID  to be customised, please contact us and we will be happy to study your requirements.

Best regards,

Fred

PLAYING WITH LAGVOID

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