Frequently Asked Questions
This problem has been reported to occurs on some computers from Release 1.8.0 to 1.9.3. Solution: upgrade to the latest Release
You should test the Free version before buying the Pro version to check if LoopToGo runs smoothly on your setup. Here is our minimal recommandation :
- Windows 10 or higher (64 bit only)
- Intel I3, 3 Ghz or better
- 8 Gb of RAM or higher
- An audio interface with ASIO driver (LoopToGo needs to connect to an ASIO driver to run properly)
- An SSD drive is recommanded for fast loading of plugins and songs
VST3. Steinberg does not provide new license for VST2 plugins. Don't worry most of the plugins now have a VST3 version. In fact, if a plugin is still supported, chances are that there is a VST3 version. If you have old VST2 plugins that you really like, it is still possible to use them in LoopToGO through a plugin wrapper such as Metaplugin from DDMF, Elements FX from Kushview, DISTRHO Ildaeil, AudioGridder, etc. As for CLAP plugins, LoopToGo does not support this new format (not for now). To use CLAP plugin in LoopToGo, you have to use a CLAP plugin wrapper such as DISTRHO Ildaeil.
Steinberg no longer issues new licenses for VST2 plugins. However, most plugins now offer a VST3 version. If a plugin is still actively supported, it is likely that a VST3 version is available. For users who have a preference for old VST2 plugins, it is still feasible to use them in LoopToGO through a plugin wrapper, such as Metaplugin from DDMF, Elements FX from Kushview, DISTRHO Ildaeil, AudioGridder, etc.
No, only Windows 10 (64 bits) and higher.
We want to concentrate our effort in one platform for now. We have no plan to support it in a near future.
No, it is a lifetime license. However, it will only be valid for the version you purchased (e.g., 2.0) and all the releases within that version (e.g., 2.3, 2.4.3, etc.). When Version 3.0 is released, your license may not be compatible with that new version, depending on the purchase date. Nevertheless, the license will continue to work for the prior versions.
LoopToGo is not a DAW; it's a looper designed for live performances using loops. Standard DAW features not intended for live performance are intentionally excluded, ensuring LoopToGo is straightforward and user-friendly. However, if you're satisfied with your performance, you still have the option to fine-tune your mix and export it as a WAV file. Additional details can be found on the Help page.
LoopToGo does not include native effects or MIDI instruments. To access effects and instruments, you need to install VST3 plugins. There are numerous excellent VST3 plugins available, both free and paid. A recommended starting point is https://www.kvraudio.com/plugins/ (ensure you use the VST3 plugin filter and the Windows filter). For users who have a preference for old VST2 plugins, it is still possible to use them in LoopToGo through a plugin wrapper such as Metaplugin from DDMF, Elements FX from Kushview, AudioGridder, etc.
Yes you can! See the Help page for more details.
There might be various ways to achieve this, and here's one reported to work: 1 - Install an ASIO plugin for OBS (obs-asio). 2 - Install Jack Audio Connection Kit (Jack2). 3 - Launch the Jack2 driver using QjackCtl (ensure your audio interface ASIO driver is selected before starting the Jack2 driver). 4 - Open LoopToGo and choose JackRouter instead of your audio interface ASIO driver. Note: Using name mapping (Preferences/Audio) to tag your input and output channels is a good practice to avoid the need for song modifications. 5 - Launch OBS Studio. 6 - Use the Graph window in QjackCtl to reroute audio channels as follows (or set up routing according to your requirements). Note: it might be necessary to disable the midi routing in Jack2. To do so, keep only the -S argument in Settings/Advanced/Server Prefix Please note that these steps may need adjustment based on your specific setup and requirements.
Sure! We already have a list of new features that we plan to add to LoopToGo but we really want to hear from your. What is the next feature that you want us to add? Keep in mind that LoopToGo is intended for live performance. To send us Feature request or any comment: [email protected].
While we strive to ensure LoopToGo is crash-proof, unforeseen issues may arise. If you discover a way to cause LoopToGo to terminate abruptly, kindly reach out to us at [email protected] with the details. In the meantime, LoopToGo automatically creates periodic backups of your work when the song is not playing or recording. In the event of a crash, LoopToGo will prompt you to open this backup copy. The copy will be loaded as a new project, allowing you to decide whether to overwrite the last manually saved project.
LoopToGo is in active development phase and we are using an approach inspired by CICD practices (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CI/CD for more details). We want to quickly fix the bugs that we find or that are reported to us. Also, we want the user to quickly have access to the cool new features that we add frequently to LoopToGo. You should always use the latest version available. We keep the oldest releases on our web site for 2 reasons : 1) If ever there is a new bug introduced in a new version, the user can easily go back to a old release that does not have this bug. 2) If a user find a bug or a strange behavior in it's project, he or she can easily compare with older version. This information will help us to pinpoint the problem quickly. The advantages of this approach are numerous but the drawback is that an unstable version can be released even if we tested it intensively. Before using LoopToGo on a live performance with an audience, always make sure that you are confident with the stability of the version you're using. LoopToGo Studio can not assume responsibility for any issues related to the use of its software.
Since release 1.7.3, LoopToGo does not take into account the Windows Font scale factor. If the font are too small
- The best solution is too lower your screen resolution. It is suggested to use half of the recommended resolution (if possible) for a crisper result of all fonts (including other applications).
- Use a font scale factor of 100% (display seetings) if possible
- Edit the qt.conf (set dpiawareness to 1 instead of 0). It is not recommended if the fonct scale factor is greater than 130%. This file is located in the folder where you installed LoopToGo. Note that this setup will be reset at the next installation. If this become too annoying, please contact us!
Surge XT is working in release 1.13.5 and higher. Indeed, Surge XT was one of the only VST3 plugins not working with LoopToGo (it's the only one known to us). We found and fix the problem in Release 1.13.5. Meanwhile, you can still use Surge 1.9 which is still available for download on the surge-synth-team website. Note: please contact us if you know of other VST3 plugins not working with LoopToGo!
This is probably due to the fact that the Download page is "cached" either on your computer or on the web server. To make sure you see the latest page, do the following: A) In LoopToGo, select ? (question mark)/Check for new version B) When a dialog box appears, press the "Open download page..." button
Mappings used in a chain, song, metronome, or persistent chain cannot be deleted directly. To remove them, assign them to other mappings before deleting the old mapped I/O. If you load a song (or chain) and the mapping doesn't exist, a mapped name (not linked to a real I/O) will be created. You must remap them to real I/O for proper functionality.
There are several ways to achieve this in LoopToGo. Solution 1: If your song has no abrupt changes (jumps) and starts simultaneously with recording: 1. Create a Master track. 2. Set up a record loop covering your entire song, muting it while recording and playing. 3. After recording your song, right-click on the new record loop and save the audio as a file. Note: To record after the performance, lock all loops except the one on the Master track and press record. Solution 2: This method works even if your song has jumps or your performance begins before hitting Record on LoopToGo. 1. Create a master track. 2. Insert a recording plugin on the Master track (e.g., MRecorder from Melda Production) and configure its settings. 3. Press Start Record on the plugin before starting the song and Stop Record after the song is completed. Note: You can assign Start Record and Stop Record to a midi event (or scripts) for easier use. Solution 3: We are currently developing an enhanced solution in LoopToGo, though it's not ready for production. If you're interested in testing and providing feedback, please contact us.