Loopling FAQ

For connection problems see Getting Started. If you still can't find an answer to your question, try posting on the User Forums.

  1. Stopping. How do I stop the sequencer!?

    You can't stop the sequencer cursor. This would put you out of sync with other group members. Do one of the following:
    Also see Stuck Notes below.

  2. Multiple Instruments. How do I play multiple instruments by myself?

    Open multiple windows in your browser and connect as multiple members. You should disable the "speaker" icon in all but one window. Another method is to use the recording controls to overdub multiple instruments. Please refer to the User Guide.

  3. Sequencer Scheduling. Why do I have to wait to hear my changes to the active sequencer?

    The sequencer schedules the entire sequence cycle in advance, so that it can be forwarded to other members of the group. This scheduling occurs near the end of the previous cycle. This means that any changes you make will not be heard until the next cycle. And if the cursor is very near the end of a cycle, your changes may not be heard until the cycle after next.

  4. Delays. Why is there a delay between playing a note and hearing it?

    There are several types of delays to consider:

  5. Changes in Volume and Echo. Why do changes in Volume and Echo not occur immediately?

    Volume (actually MIDI velocity) is recorded as part of the note information, and is scheduled in advance by the sequencer. Likewise Echoes are scheduled as duplicate notes in the sequencer to avoid timing inaccuracies. See Sequencer Scheduling above.

  6. Changes in Pan, Vibrato, Sustain. Then why do changes in Pan, Vibrato, and Sustain occur (almost) immediately?

    Unlike Volume, these effects control the Synthesizer directly. They are not affected by sequencer scheduling delays. However, other group members may hear the effects at slightly different times due to network delays.

  7. Garbled Notes. One of the group members sounds garbled. What can I do?

    Sometimes the beginning of the sequence sounds garbled. This occurs when the member is synchronized more than Sync Millisec (see Delays above) behind the other members, due to a slow network connection or a slow computer. The group leader may try the Sync Members button to see if this clears up the problem. Otherwise he/she may have to increase the Sync Millisec setting and then do Sync Members again.

    Note that the garbled sound will not be heard on the slow member's computer, and will not cause problems in the recorded MIDI data.

  8. Dropped Notes. Why does the active sequencer sometimes skip notes?

    There are two possible reasons for this.

  9. Stuck Notes. A note won't stop playing!

    On rare occasions the synthesizer may miss a "note off" event. If this occurs, click the note again, or click the "speaker" icon off and on to stop all notes. If the note will not stop playing you may have to quit and restart your browser.

  10. Key Repeat. Why do I get many duplicate notes when playing the computer keyboard?

    Adjust or disable the key repeat rate in your computer's keyboard control panel.

  11. Is this free?

    Sure, Loopling is completely free. If you want to help support Loopling development efforts, check out the Google Ads on the page or buy the Luminet album.