Kickstarter have launched a campaign for State of the Loop, an external MIDI hardware device that is going to be perfect for Live performers, as the controller interfaces directly with Ableton Live’s Looper device.
State Of The Loop is a MIDI controller / Control Surface designed to control and monitor Ableton Live’s Looper device. The buttons allow to select and control which Looper is currently monitored / controlled, and the LEDs light up according to the state of the selected Looper device.
It works in conjunction with a Max For Live device named StateOfTheLoop that communicates with Ableton Live via standard scripts (no extra folder or software to install). The device also adds a few features to Live’s Looper device, like arming the track automatically.
You can also plug 2 Expression Pedals to the controller, that will connect to each instance of the StateOfTheLoop device. You can map each pedal to 4 Live parameters using the « Pedals » panel in the StateOfTheLoop device. The pedals are only active when the device is selected (this means that you can control an almost unlimited number of parameters with only 2 pedals !).