LOOPO – Max for Live MIDI Looper for More Intuitive Recording of Session View Clips & Improvisation

LOOPO is a MIDI effect to make recording and layering MIDI clips in Ableton Live's Session View much simpler and more intuitive. This makes it especially useful for improvisation.

Hit ‘REC’ and start playing whenever you're ready. LOOPO will wait for you to play something and only then start recording. It can record 'master clips' that set Live's tempo and then record 'slave clips' in sync. Slave clips' can be recorded at any point in the playing bar, independent of Live's launch quantisation settings. LOOPO will take care of syncing the clips for you.



  • Automatic arming of selected MIDI track
  • Record 'slave clip' when starting to play (TRIG) or when the next bar begins (1.1.1)
  • Set quantisation to FIXED (1 bar, 2 bars, 1/2 bar, 1/3 triplets) or until you hit Slave again (FREE)
  • Overdub with independent undo history
  • Display of clip name, length in beats and indicator of clip slots status (playing, stopped or empty)
  • Move through Session View with arrow keys
  • Launch and stop clips
  • Duplicate notes between the loop braces
  • Clear all notes in selected clip
  • Delete selected clip

LOOPO by rbrt_devices requires Ableton Live 9 and Max 6.1.9 and up. The full version is available for EUR 15 and a demo version for free.

This way for heaps more Max for Live devices & tips.

By |2017-02-02T20:11:00+00:00August 12th, 2015|Max for Live|6 Comments

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Madeleine Bloom is a musician, producer, multi-instrumentalist and singer from Berlin. She studied Electroacoustic Music at the Franz Liszt Conservatory. In the last few years she's worked as a technical support for Ableton and has helped countless people with her in-depth knowledge of Ableton Live, various other music apps as well as audio engineering.


  1. Paul October 7, 2015 at 23:34 - Reply

    Hi and welcome back. I don’t seem to be able to get consistent results with this max for live device LOOPO. Sometimes it records and sometimes it doesn’t, sometimes it midi maps and sometimes it doesn’t. Turn it on turn it off, etc. It has some potential but I think there are quite a few issues with it imho. I wish I hadn’t purchased the full version without using the demo a little more. I hope this doesn’t come across as too obnoxious, I really have tried to get it working, but is there a better version in the works? Do you have any suggestions?

    • Madeleine Bloom October 8, 2015 at 05:51 - Reply

      You’re asking the wrong person here. You should contact the developer who I’m sure will be able to answer all your questions.

  2. Paul October 8, 2015 at 12:40 - Reply

    Just verbalizing as a way of motivating myself to figure out what’s going on. It seems to be a tool I often use to work through the learning g curve. Once I write it down it starts to become clear what the issues are. I guess I chose you because the developer is un-available as far as I can tell. Thank you for all the blog stuff you do.

    • Madeleine Bloom October 8, 2015 at 18:17 - Reply

      LOOPO was just updated. Let’s hope it fixes the bugs you were having issues with.

  3. Mixnar February 22, 2016 at 14:53 - Reply

    Is there a similar plugin for audio?

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