Linux Audio Software – Kluppe
Kluppe is a loop play that provides some interesting interesting ways to manipulate and play loop soundfiles. Sounds are loaded into buffers either as soundfiles or recorded from an audio input. The buffers are then used to populate loopers, which is where all the fun happens. Regions of a loop can be selected and played back in a number of unique way. My favourite is the ‘custom position’ mode: a graph is used to plot the movement of the playback cursor, resulting in a ‘automatic scratch’ type sound. This mode can also modify rhythmic loops when used correctly. A granular playback feature can provide a gritty, ‘broken’ sound that seems to pop up now and then in laptop music.
Kluppe is a JACK-enabled program, and can be connected to other programs for recording and further processing.