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October 24th, 2010 | by VoiceCouncil

Why Live Loop?

Just get onto the stage and perform whenever you’re ready.

Lilli Lewis: I first started looping when I was living in a remote location in the mountains where I didn’t have anyone else to sing with. However, anyone who loves harmony and rhythm, or is interested in experiencing how music makes itself would want to try it.

Beardyman: Beatboxers have the luxury of being able to imitate a great many instruments without needing to learn how to play them, but there are keyboards, MPC’s, micro-samplers, playable sample libraries, all kinds of ways you can be any instrument. Or a vocalist who doesn’t even want to create full songs using looping can still use it to loop up choruses. If you look at Imogen Heap, who is not a beatboxer, you’ll see that you don’t need to beatbox to make looped music.

Mister Tim: Live Looping allows you to do what most instrumental players/singer-players do: to go play shows without a backing band. Imagine the freedom of being able to play open mics, to open for other artists, to do solo shows, without having to coordinate schedules or having to pay the rest of the band! Just go perform when you’re ready.

Mister Tim is the mastermind behind more than a dozen award-winning a cappella groups, including 2010 Harmony Sweepstakes champions Plumbers of Rome, internet sensations moosebutter, beatbox quartet Mouth Beats, and all-original vocal bands VoxBom and THROAT. He is a published composer and arranger, a dedicated teacher, and a solo artist, most recently with his solo vocal live looping show “Vocal Magic.” He was a headline performer in the Las Vegas Strip production of “Toxic Audio,” is in demand for speciality corporate music projects, and is an active educator, coach, and clinician. mistertimdotcom.com

Beardyman has been hailed by the BBC as “The King of Sound and Ruler of Beats” for his renowned beatboxing skills and use of live looping technology. He is the first beatboxer in UK history to win 2 UK Championships in a row; he also uses music technology to loop and sample his vocals. His live production of original material is making a huge impact worldwide. Check out his channel, you won’t be disappointed.

Lilli Lewis grew up on a dirt road outside of Athens, GA. Now residing in Hammond, LA, she is an award winning singer/songwriter, a favorite among contemporary women’s solo a cappella, a composer, an opera singer, classical pianist, and a rocker wannabe, in no particular order of importance. www.lillilewis.com

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