Loopy Pro: Troubleshooting

This page covers tips for troubleshooting Loopy Pro. If you have not checked Loopy Pro's manual, you may want to start by taking a look at the Loopy Pro Manual a link to it is found in Loopy Pro's Help menu.

If you are running Loopy Standalone and using your device's built-in mic and tracks play back much louder than you expect, take a look at the Echo Cancellation settings. Echo cancellation is a handy feature for using the built-in mic and speakers without wearing headphones. It has the side effect of boosting the gain to account for a bug in Apple's Measurement Mode which is used for Echo Cancellation.

To turn off Echo Cancellation, tap on the mic icon in the mixer to see the input options and turn off Echo Cancellation. If you don't plan on using the mic, you might even want to delete that channel from the mixer.

It is sometimes useful to be able to see the MIDI coming in from controllers or that is being sent from between plugins or widgets. A MIDI Monitoring AUv3 is very handy. Streambyter is a free iOS MIDI-processing plugin that also has a MIDI monitor built-in. As a MIDI processor Streambyter might be intimidating, but the MIDI Monitor works well and can be used without knowing about StreamByter. Another excellent iOS AU Midi Monitor is the one included in the MIDI Tools bundle.

To use the MIDI Monitor:

  • Display Loopy Pro's Mixer in extended view
  • Tap the + sign to add a mixer channel
  • Choose Add MIDI
  • Choose the MIDI Monitor
  • Choose Add MIDI to add your source device or Virtual MIDI (to spy on the traffic coming into Loopy Pro's virtual MIDI port)
  • Tap on the + sign in the Destination cell for the device you want to monitor and choose the MIDI Monitor you used earlier.

Open the MIDI Monitor's window and you can watch the MIDI traffic.

Streambyter Note. If you are new to Streambyter, tap on the button with the magnifying glass icon to see its MIDI monitor.

Quick tutorial showing StreamByter as a MIDI Monitor in Loopy:

If you get surprising response when controlling Loopy via MIDI, there are a few things to check.

The first thing to check if things seem really strange is if turning Loopy's feedback to controllers solves the problem. Some of these problems seem connected to messages that Loopy sends out (possibly to update status LEDs). In the MIDI Control panel, find your MIDI controller in the list of MIDI sources at the top of the MIDI Control window and display Loopy's settings. Turn off the setting labeled Feedback Enabled and see if that solves things.

If that does not solve your problem, you may want to see if your pedal has a setting to ignore incoming MIDI in case something else is sending MIDI back to your device.

For the Morningstar pedals, use the pedal's global configuration menu to turn Cross MIDI Thru Off and Ignore MIDI Clock On.

Here's a helpful video for the Morningstar pedal from John Paul Music UK

If you have an AUv3 such as a sampler that responds to MIDI and which is not responding, you may need to turn off idling for that effect. Normally, Loopy puts effects that aren't receiving any audio input to sleep in order to free up CPU. This is called idling. To turn off idling, open the AUv3 window. Long-press on the label that says On, Off, or Idle and turn off Enable Idle Mode in the panel that pops up.

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  • Last modified: 2022/10/15 10:40
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