Trouw’s performances combine live looping, with multiple instruments, and complex arrangements. Here’s Trouw’s live looping mashup of Everlong by Foo Fighters and What You Won’t Do for Love by Bobby Caldwell.
Live looping, in this style, requires some planning, because it depends on your looping system being configured with the arrangement of your song.
The loopop video explains three methods for hands-free looping:
The first method is using an application designed for this purpose, in this case the MacOS app ZenAudio ALK. Next, the video demonstrates two methods to achieve something similar using Ableton Live. The more complex method is how Trouw performs, using an IAC driver or loopback software like LoopMIDI, Bome MIDI translator Pro or LoopBe, MIDI YOKE. The video also demonstrates a simpler method, using automation of Loopers in Ableton Live.
If you’ve got your own approach to creating live looping arrangements, share it in the comments!