Rekliner Records - Loopy Llama v0.9.1 (Pc/Mac/Free)

From the homepage:
It's a looper... Made to emulate the Jam Man or DL-4 - but also generate a click track so it could be used with a drummer live. It is designed to work with Ableton Live or any other VST host such as Plogue Bidule for live performance.

The idea came after seeing a few Joseph Arthur and Howie Day shows...the things those guys can do with looping was facinating to me. But as they both gained popularity they played with full bands and left their experiments with looping behind them....there was no way for them to start a loop and have the drummer stay in time. 2 years later I finished the Loopy Llama. I've used it with drummers, but mostly for solo acoustic and vocal looping and as an interesting reverse effect for recordings.

It performs just like many hardware looper units on the market, but with a maximum loop time of 60 seconds. Experienced loopers will recognize "endpoints" mode - where you hit the record button to start recording, and again at the end of the loop to start playback. Alternatively, you can determine the tempo before you play by synching it to the host, by typing it, or by tapping it in with a mouse, keyboard, or any MIDI foot controller. If you are recording, hitting "Clear" once will "undo" what you just played for one pass of a loop - so if you hit a wrong note you don't have to start over. If it's not recording or you hit the Clear button twice it will completely clear the loop.

Version 0.92 - (planned for March) - It really needs a new gui update (a llama of a different color)

* well, it's gonna have a new gui....duh
* I MAY attempt speed control with this makes my brain hurt...

Version 0.91 - 2/4/2006 - it's a whole new llama!

* NEW FEATURE: 1st loop sets beats...You no longer need to know the number of beats beforehand (you never did for endpoints mode). Whenever you mark the second loop point it will count that as the last beat. It's one less thing to worry about if you are playing to a click or synced to Ableton.
* NEW FEATURE: It quantizes the loop to the closest beats you pressed the button to when not in endpoints mode...this makes it really easy to loop live and not worry about timing. If you are a little early it waits until the beat to start recording...if you are late it includes the audio since the beat started without skipping.

[Personal note] The combination of the above 2 features completely changes how loopy llama works when playing to a click or pre-recorded tracks. It's going to make looping as an insert effect much easier...and it's taken loads of stress off my live shows since I no longer have to be precise with my feet or know how long the loop will be beforehand. With the click muted I tap in the tempo as I'm playing then turn on the click volume...once I'm playing to the click looping is eeeeasy and stress free... except that I'm recompiling the llama before shows and worrying about bugs!

* NEW FEATURE: File save and load... Based on pressure from the "save the loops" campaign, have I had a lot of requests for this!
* NEW FEATURE: The metronome outputs audio, not just a midi click...and will output as a seperate track or with the loop
* It keeps recording after 2nd hit unless you hit play in place of record - like dl-4
* Beat offset setting for transport lock you can change the location of beat 1 relative to the track
* Much more CPU friendly...LPF is more efficient as is the main process loop
* It no longer resets when bpm or beats change - just truncates or adds silence to the loop
* The buttons that don't apply to a certain record mode now disappear for that mode.. meaning pause is gone for transport sync and tap is only there for tap tempo mode.
* Compatibility for older footpedals has been ditched for simplicity's can no longer add 1 to incoming program changes or use a footpedal that toggles between on and off values by pressing the button twice. This was known as Record button toggle mode.
* Bugfix: If you hit reset and immediately record and reverse the loop it doesn't completely clear the buffer
* Bugfix: Fixed memory leak in gui and when closing the plugin (didn't release right channel buffers)
* Bugfix: In endpoints if you hit clear before marking the second endpoint the record light didn't turn off.
* Bugfix: Pause was not unpausing if done through MIDI
* Bugfix: Tap Tempo was not updating through MIDI correctly
* Bugfix: Play button stayed down if pressed through MIDI
* New expiration date is September 1st, 2006. It displays the date in a textbox now so I don't have to remake the images - will allow for faster releases.