With all of the different live setups that I’ve created, there’s one thing they all have in common: a delay device on a return track. I find myself using the Filter Delay the most for a variety of reasons. One reason in particular is that this device can double as a looper. Take a look:
In the above setup, the Delay Time is set to 16 (one bar) and the Feedback is set to 100%. The Filter Delay is the only one of Live’s delays that allows 100% feedback – an indefinite repeat. Notice also that the Filter is turned off so the loop will be an exact copy of the original signal:
Typically in a live setup, I’ll have the Feedback and Delay Time both mapped to a MIDI controller. Just crank them both all the way up, and the delay is now in one bar looper mode. Turn up the send for the track you want to loop and leave it up for about a bar, and you’re all set. Of course, you can use shorter delay times to create shorter loops as well.