If you've been to Ableton Loop this year, you might have already encountered this new foot pedal tailored for the use with Ableton Live as I heard it made quite splash there. State of the Loop by KB Devices was created by Pierre-Antoine Grison after helping an artist who had expressed the wish to be able to use Live as a looper, but without needing to look at the computer screen. Pierre is now running a Kickstarter project for 200 units of State of the Loop, a controller dedicated to Ableton Live's Looper, but it can do much more. The Kickstarter project is still running until Friday, December 7, but the early bird pledges are already gone.
So what can State of the Loop do? It can control various Looper instances in Live, record clips directly into Session View, launch Scenes and control an unlimited number of parameters in your Live Set. So, essentially it's the perfect fit for anyone who'd like to use Live as an easy to use replacement for a hardware looper and/or control Ableton Live via a foot pedal, because they want or need to be hands free.
Record with Live's Looper:
- Control an unlimited number of Loopers
- Display the state of each Looper (Red = Recording / Green = Playing / Blue = Overdubbing / Stopped with a sample = White /
- Stopped empty = Off)
- Arm tracks holding the