Steal & Repeat Machine

Steal & Repeat Machine

The Steal & Repeat Machine is a live looping tool based on direct manipulation of sound.

The Steal & Repeat Machine consists of an iPad physically extended via a plexiglass case equipped with an external sound card and two knob controls for phasing and feedback.

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The iPad runs a software interface implemented in C++/Openframeworks, presented below:

Some examples of the Steal & Repeat in action:

The project is open source. If you are interested in learning more about its making, you can check its Github repository where I reason my design choices for:

Jeronimo Barbosa
PhD Candidate, Music Tech


(2017). Exploring Playfulness in NIME Design: The Case of Live Looping Tools. In NIME 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark.

PDF Code Project Video

(2013). Illusio: A Drawing-Based Digital Music Instrument. In NIME 2013, Daejeon, Korea Republic.

PDF Code Project Project Video