Live Looping Midi (without bar length constraints) in Design Concepts Posted 5 May 2014 bugfight, have you used an EDP? you can definitely loop and generate midi start / clock upon the closing of the loop WITHOUT specifying in advance how long you would be playing for this, .. indeed, else i would not be hankerin for a midi version. i have 2 in fact. as i said before, with the edp you set the beat length ahead of time with the eighths-per-cycle parameter. the tempo is then derived from the cycle time. you can go the other way as well, setting bpm ahead of time and then the device executes multiply during initial record. one or the other is required for synch, and for the awesome quantized functions in the edp. don't worry if you are not a coder, there are plenty around here and design ideas/testing are valuable. otoh, the device tk linked may suit you nicely if you don't want the advanced features of the edp yes midi volume might fake feedback settings, but midi devices are notoriously bad about treating it their own way. we can also use note velocity to fake the feedback, lowering it each repeat, upon reaching zero the notes would be removed etc. again different devices treat this very differently, for example there can be a great jump from vel=1 to vel=0. this would not work at all for pads which is one of my favorite things to do with the edp, start record, fade in some sus chord or likesuchas, end record with overdub and fade out/ or change gradually, esp with feedback at 80% or so, lowering feedback if it gets too dense, moving to 100% if the bed is 'finished'