Some time ago I started to get interested in the looping technic, so I was trying different programs and vst’s designed for this activity, unfortunately I could not adapt to any of them, surely because I’m already very used to the workflow that I have in REAPER.
This is why I started creating lots of scripts for automating actions to simulate the operation of a looper within REAPER. After a while I realized that the method worked quite well, so in the last year, I’ve given myself the task of unifying all these scripts, simplifying them to the fundamental tasks required to looping.
The result was what I now call Nabla Looper, a set of tools that offer us two modes of use, the Manual Mode, which resembles the operation of the looping pedals (like boss-RC-505, Aeros Loop Studio, etc) and the Arranged Mode (ALK2, Ableton Live).
My main goal is to provide a simple and intuitive system that feels integrated within REAPER, so that, if you take your first steps in this DAW, it’ll not be so difficult for you to start playing with these tools, and if you already have experience in the system, surely you will see the potential it offers to develop your own workflows.
It’s important to clarify that Nabla Looper is simply a set of hundreds of automations that execute native REAPER functions, managed and controlled with the LUA scripting language and the ReaScript API.
Eventually I will be sharing videos on my YouTube channel showing how I use these scripts and how I do and configure my projects, I will also share more useful tools on this website.