AIRSTEP Spk Edition


Looper Mode

For Loopy HD(iOS)

This part is only for AIRSTEP Spk Edition’s users, for AIRSTEP/Lite user, please refer to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6rqgBwkX5Q&t

Video tutorial; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uqXDRi1KIQ

Recommend OTG cable; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DRGJLF5?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

Preparation:

  1. Make sure you have upgrade the firmware to V1.4 or above for AIRSTEP Spk Edition(99USD One). [Firmware Upgrade Tutorial](https://www.showdoc.com.cn/AIRSTEPSpkEdition/7347640875617134 "Firmware Upgrade Tutorial")
  2. Download Loopy HD(iOS): https://apps.apple.com/us/app/loopy-hd-looper/id467923185
  3. Also, you need Spark Amp's USB cable, and a Lightning(Or Type C) to USB adaptor for your iOS device. If the sound is recorded from the iPad mic after everything connected and set, that means the Lightning to USB cable you purchased does not support your iOS device, or it is a broken one.

Step 1.

Press and hold the B + C footswitch and turn on the power to enter the Looper Mode of AIRSTEP Spk Edition. Turn on the Spark 40 Amp. After successful connection, the connection indicator will be solid blue.

Step 2.

Connect your iOS device with Spark Amp via the adaptor and USB cable.

Step 3.

Pair your AIRSTEP Spk Edition and iOS device via Bluetooth. There’s only one Bluetooth connection allowed by AIRSTEP Spk Edition, so that you can only connect one smart device to AIRSTEP Spk Edition. Also, AIRSTEP Spk Edition CANNOT be edited by AIRSTEP App. LED Indication: Solid green color indications the connection to the iOS device, solid blue color indicates the established Bluetooth connection to the Spark 40 Amp. If there is blinking blue only, it means that AIRSTEP Spk Edition doesn’t connect to anything. If there is solid green with blinking blue, it means AIRSTEP Spk Edition only connects to your iOS Device. If it is solid blue + green together(blue-green), congratulations! This is the correct connection, and you can move on to the next.

Step 4.

Open Loopy HD App- Enter the Setting- Control Inputs- Bluetooth Key Bindings to assign keynotes(sending from AIRSTEP Spk Edition) in Loopy HD app's Bluetooth key bindings. Refer to the sheet to know about the functions and assign them on Loopy HD. When it shows"Waiting for events”,press the correspond footswitch to assign the key value. For Footswitch D and E, you need to long press to assign. If there is no sound, make sure you have authorized the Loopy HD microphone permission and the Music Level knob on the Spark Amp is turned on.

The Looper Mode Function sheet

A B C D E
Function Rec&Dub Play&Pause Clear Amp CH -/Track AMP CH +/Track +
Function Description Start Recording selected track,or toggle overdub for the selected recorded track Play/Pause the session, when the session is paused, it will back to start Clear the selected track. You need to short-press twice to clear Short press to move to previous channel of Spark Amp, long press to move to previous track on Loopy HD Short press to move to next channel of Spark Amp, long press to move to next track on Loopy HD
The Parameter need to assign on Loopy HD Choose Toggle record in Track Actions and choose the track as selected track Choose Toggle session pause and restart Choose Clear track in Track Actions and choose the track as selected track Choose Select previous track in Track Actions, long press to assign that Choose Select next track in Track Actions, long press to assign that

After the assignment, enjoy!

Video tutorial about the Bluetooth binding of Loopy HD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-3RIIlfGDM

Also you can assign your own custom function such as tap tempo in Bluetooth Key Bindings.

Compatible Device

Any device with the following operating systems is compatible:

  • iOS 9.2 or higher

> Note: In Looper Mode, you cannot use the “AIRSTEP Spk Edition and Spark App Connect Simultaneously” function.

For Mobius Looper(Computer)

Preparation:

  1. Make sure you have upgrade the firmware to V1.4 or above for AIRSTEP Spk Edition(99USD One). If you are using AIRSTEP/Lite, please update to V1.9.2 or above. [Firmware Upgrade Tutorial](https://www.showdoc.com.cn/AIRSTEPSpkEdition/7347640875617134 "Firmware Upgrade Tutorial")
  2. Download and Install the ASIO Driver for Spark 40 Amp if you are using Windows PC: https://help.positivegrid.com/hc/en-us/articles/360039598451-Installing-Windows-Driver-for-Spark-Video-Tutorial-
  3. Download and Install the Mobius Looper software: https://www.circularlabs.com/download2/download.html

Step 1.

For AIRSTEP Spk Edition( The 99USD One): Press and hold the B + C footswitch and turn on the power switch to enter the Looper Mode of AIRSTEP Spk Edition. For AIRSTEP/Lite: Update to the newest AIRSTEP App, then load and save the “Spark Looper” preset.

Looper Mode Function:

Footswitch FS A FS B FS C FS D FS E
Function Record Overdub Undo/Clear CH-/Track CH+/Track+

> Long press to trigger if there is a second function.

Step 2.

Bluetooth pair AIRSTEP Series in your computer’s Bluetooth setting. If your computer does not have the Bluetooth module, please purchase a Bluetooth USB adaptor that supports Bluetooth 4.0 or above. Check the LED indication to make sure it is well set.

For AIRSTEP Spk Edition(The 99 USD one): Solid green color indications to the computer, solid blue color indicates the Bluetooth tone control connection to the Spark 40 Amp. If there is blinking blue only, it means that AIRSTEP Spk Edition doesn’t connect to anything. If there is solid green with blinking blue, it means AIRSTEP Spk Edition only connects to the computer. If it is solid blue + solid green together(blue-green), congratulations! This is the correct connection, and you can move on to the next.

For AIRSTEP/Lite: After the successful Bluetooth connection to Spark 40 Amp, the connection indicator will indicate green. (At the same time, the connection indicator also shows the number of computer or smart devices connected, so the status of the indicator may be green/green with blue blinking/blue-green, depending on how many smart devices are connected to AIRSTEP).

After successfully setting the Bluetooth connection, turn on and connect your Spark 40 Amp to your computer with a USB cable to enable the audio path.

Step 3.

Enter Mobius Looper Software, and enter “Configuration”- ”Audio Devices”.

  1. For ASIO Device, select”ASIO: Positive Grid USB Audio Device”
  2. For Sample Rate, select”48000”
  3. For Suggested Latency Milliseconds, the default value should be “1”, but if you find the sound cracking or popping while using the looper, please adjust it to a higher value to “2” or “3”. Lower number means lower audio latency, so that we don’t recommend the number above “3”.

You only need to adjust these three parameters in the Mobius Looper Software.

Video Tutorial about the setting of Mobius Looper:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab0nLCKWs8E

Step 4.

Enter the panel of Positive Grid USB Audio Device, make sure that the buffer size correctly corresponds to the number you select in the previous step. “1” = 64 Samples “2” = 128 Samples “3” =256 Samples

Step 5.

Setting completed! Please set the language input as English to make sure works properly. Back to the Mobius Looper App, make sure that the interface of Mobius Looper is in the window focus. Press “R” on your keyboard to test, if it starts recording, enjoy!

Compatible Device

Any device with the following operating systems is compatible:

  • Windows 7, 8, 10
  • MacOS 10.5 ~ 10.14

> Note: In Looper Mode, you cannot use the “AIRSTEP Spk Edition and Spark App Connect Simultaneously” function.

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