Mobius - v1.29 (Pc/Free)

Mobius is a program for the real-time creation and manipulation of audio loops. It has functionality based on the venerable Echoplex Digital Pro with Loop IV software. It is not a complete emulation, but it does implement many of the Loop IV features, as well as a number of useful new features. Mobius is essentially 8 synchronized stereo EDP's with the ability to copy loops and timing between them. Extensive MIDI and computer keyboard control is available. Audio content may be saved to and loaded from files.

Mobius is free, though I do request that you report any problems you encounter and offer suggestions for new features you think would be useful. It is a Windows program developed under XP and may be run standalone or as a VST plugin. It will run on 2000 and NT, but will not run on 95 or 98. While everyone is welcome to try it, for best results you should already be familiar with looping in general, and with the EDP in particular. I am unable to provide comprehensive documentation at this time, but if you are familiar with the EDP you should be able to find your way around.

The major new features in this release are support for multi-channel audio interfaces, and more options for canceling mute mode.

The standalone version of Mobius can now use all of the channels available on the selected audio interface, previous releases could only use the first two channels as a stereo pair. Channels are grouped into stereo pairs called "ports". For example, if an audio interface has 8 input and output jacks, there will be 4 stereo input and output ports.

Ports are selected in the Track Setup dialog. The selectors labeled ASIO Input Port and ASIO Output Port are used to select the port numbers, each track may have a different input and output port.

The Mute Cancel feature first introduced in release 1.26 has been significantly enhanced. Several new cancel modes are now available including Never and Custom.

The Slip Forward and Slip Backward can be used to cause the playback position to immediately jump forward or backward by a selectable interval.

In addition the following bugs have been fixed:

* Changing a track's Mono mode would not take effect until Mobius restarted
* Preset alert popup cannot be disabled
* Audio blip when doing a Retrigger with an immediate Mute
* Selecting a Setup doesn't immediately change the Presets
* Occasional crash running scripts that don't end with a Wait statement