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Looperman Just Got Better

Posted by Looperman on 2013-06-02 in Site News92 Comments82906 Views
Looperman Just Got Better

It's been a long time coming but I'm pleased to finally announce a new batch of updates to looperman.com that I feel should make the whole experience much better. There is still a big list of things to be done and Ill try and release the updates in stages.

New audio player

The biggest part of this update is the new audio player. We moved away from the old flash player and replaced it with a HTML5 / javascript player with a flash option to fall back on. In a nutshell what this means is that anyone trying to use the site on an ipad, iphone or any other device that does not allow the use of flash can play and preview all the sounds. It should also speed up the time taken to load the pages. Fingers crossed the player should function fine across all browsers.

Visual Waveforms

Another huge part of this update is the way we now show a visual waveform of all the sounds. This waveform is auto generated when you upload and allows you to watch the track being played, skip to a chosen part of an acapella or see how accurate a loop is. When we show loops you'll also notice time markers that appear on the first, second and third beats. This makes it simple to see if a loop is on time and looping well to the beat.

Volume controls and time display

All sounds also now have their own volume controls bars and duration / play position timers

Copyright info

I added an icon to the bottom bar of each player that gives you information on copyright for the file in question. At the moment the message is pretty generic but it should help answer the question that many newer users ask regarding how each type of file can be used. Some people in the past have confused the terms for loops, acapellas and tracks. The terms and conditions page has also been updated to make things clearer.

Plays counter for tracks

Back by popular demand, each track player now counts the number of plays. Plays are only counted for logged in users, we dont count plays by the owner of the track and we only count a single play per day per user. This is to try and make the play count more relevant and harder to abuse. You can see a list of who played your track on the tracks detail page and you can see a list of the tracks you played via your profile tracks page.

Add to favourites for tracks

At the moment the favourites feature is only available for tracks. This feature may change in future but for now it is what it is. I added an icon to the bottom bar of the player that allows you to add or remove a track from your favourites. The favourites icon will show as active for any track you added to your favourites. You can see who added your track to their favourites on the tracks detail page and you can see the tracks you chose as your favourites via your profile tracks page.

Player stats counters

The stats for each item are now shown on the top right of each player. Depending on which type of player you are looking at you should see plays, favourites, downloads and comments. Clicking any of these should take you to the page where you can see more details of who did what.

Loops and acapella stats

Ill add more to this area in future but for now its just a simple way to see who uploaded the most files in each section. For loop uploads see http://www.looperman.com/loops/stats and for acapella uploads take a look at http://www.looperman.com/acapellas/stats. As with everything on looperman, its not a competition. Only upload stuff that is worth uploading rather then flooding the site with stuff just to climb higher in the list.

Featured tracks page

The featured tracks page update has been active for a few weeks but I thought I would mention it here too. The idea here is that those users who take time to comment on other users tracks get more exposure then those who dont. To have your track appear on the featured tracks page you have to do two things. Firstly you need to set one of your tracks to featured when you upload it or by editing it and then finally you have to comment on another users track. That's it, your track will now show on the featured tracks page for up to 48 hours. Tracks appear on the featured tracks page ordered by the date and time of the last comment made.

The standard tracks list is still the same and shows tracks listed in order of when they were uploaded.

Updated help area and terms pages

Another thing that should help cut down on obvious questions both in my Inbox and in the forums is the updated help area and terms and conditions pages. I split the help section down into smaller sections and added a few more common questions and answers. If you think of anything that should be added there let me know. The terms and conditions page has been updated too to make things clearer regards the use of loops, acapellas and tracks.

More updates to come

There is plenty more to come so for now just let me know how you are getting on with the recent updates and if you run into any problems get in touch and let me know what's wrong.

Let me know what you think

Dont forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think of the new features.

Comments 1 - 50 of 93
  1. Wilsons6
    Wilsons6 on Sat 9th Jun 2018 - 6 months ago

    Does it work on iPhones? I been trying to but it doesn’t work

  2. Music4Life
    Music4Life on Sun 9th Jul 2017 - 1 year ago

    Good job with the updates, Looperman.

  3. joey111
    joey111 on Fri 3rd Mar 2017 - 1 year ago

    this sites unreal ... that's all i got :)

  4. ChooChoo24
    ChooChoo24 on Fri 23rd Sep 2016 - 2 years ago

    Hi i´m new to Looperman, but started beeing annoyed from first glimbse. The site is nice, free Samples and Loops in good quality yeah. Super douper. But listening to Loops is a P... in ..the A...
    You listen to 2-3 Loops and after .... get stuck ... no more playing of loops possible. Reload the page 2-3 times sometimes helps , sometimes not.
    To find a good loop this way takes hours .... which i dont have and want to spent.

    Maybe there is a chance to improve this, i dont know. But i regret but if it stays this way i will have to leave again.

    regards, peace,
    ChooChoo24

  5. cgregster
    cgregster on Sun 6th Sep 2015 - 3 years ago

    actually the website is very slow..im ty..im typing right now..and i cannot even see my writings..too many scripts running on the site..too many ads..too many cookies..it takes forever to download..and the pages take forever to load..you should create another site that shares the same things as this one..divi

  6. Venuslove
    Venuslove on Tue 21st Apr 2015 - 3 years ago

    I've seenthe looperman logo at a little kiosk in the mall that sells Rave accessories and tickets!

  7. ypsohel
    ypsohel on Thu 16th Jan 2014 - 4 years ago

    very nice

  8. DJSLTUK
    DJSLTUK on Tue 19th Nov 2013 - 5 years ago

    Forgot got to mention,

    The issue with none artists joining and then being in-active.

    Make it compulsory for all non artists to have to listen and comment on a song prior to getting too their member page.

    This may lift up the active members and create more listeners.

    Also have setup a $10 Lifetime Membership that once purchased unlocks other unique pages to the website that have giveaways supplied by your advertisers like free squeaky clean loop packages, to advertiser merch and stuff.

    Just another way to cover expenses online...and optional

    DJ-SLT-UK

  9. DJSLTUK
    DJSLTUK on Tue 19th Nov 2013 - 5 years ago

    I saw looperman when it first hit the scene many years ago, however why i didnt join then is beyond me??

    Now i've only been on here for just under a month & i'm amazed of how much talent is still going unseen & unoticed.

    This website is really the pinacle for muso's and artists alike online ... myspace was but soon became a wash of image and pointless blogging over music.

    Here, you guys have captured what everyone needs & also gives unknowns a platform for either starting out online or to receive constructive feedback from artists of all genre's of music...which is critical in helping develope any musician towards giving their best.

    Would like to see a scout section being made available so record labels and scouts can also become more involved in finding what they want on here and to also pass on experience and reality to those online that have little to no understanding how the publishing side of the business operates.....just and idea.

    Maybe some labels out there need promotions by giving away slots on any particular album or video??

    Oh....only 2 more idea's to keep Looperman moving forward;

    1: Allowing artists to sell songs on here rather than giveaway (its upto the individual artist to copyright protect thru agencies prior to doing so)

    2: Allowing artists who have uploaded a song to be able to use characters in their artist title as mine currently on here is;

    DJSLTUK when it should be DJ-SLT-UK

    Food for thought

    Thankyou & Best Wishes Forward

    DJ-SLT-UK

  10. MWRatridge
    MWRatridge on Sun 17th Nov 2013 - 5 years ago

    Looperman is by far the best site on the web for musicians.
    Mark.

  11. SamtheEagle1
    SamtheEagle1 on Fri 27th Sep 2013 - 5 years ago

    I'm a recent arrival to Looperman, but would like to say how more user-friendly it is now. I really like the look too.

    Excellent work mate.

  12. guitarguy316
    guitarguy316 on Sun 8th Sep 2013 - 5 years ago

    Just wanted to say, Looperman just keeps getting better and better as time goes by. What a great outlet for practicing musicians and basement producers abound! Keep up the great work! All the best GG316

  13. Twanna1
    Twanna1 on Tue 3rd Sep 2013 - 5 years ago

    I have been a fan of Looperman for years. For the period of time Looperman was not available, I was lost. So glad to have it back, better than ever.

    Great job Shan!!! Love the new look!!!

  14. JeffBock
    JeffBock on Sun 4th Aug 2013 - 5 years ago

    Wow! Excelent! The new player is really good and works as well to me : no click at all, can move inside the wave form without problem, more speed with my system/connection, all buttons work...Beautiful add. You rock!
    Thanks

  15. ChaosInAction
    ChaosInAction on Thu 25th Jul 2013 - 5 years ago

    I just don't know how you find the time Shan, and you do it all for free!... only one word for your work - Legendary!

    :-)

    Can't wait for the rest of the surprises you have in store.

    Love it all.

    Cheers

    C.I.A

  16. SpinUpRecords
    SpinUpRecords on Wed 24th Jul 2013 - 5 years ago

    Will a app come soon.

  17. FreeRadical
    FreeRadical on Wed 17th Jul 2013 - 5 years ago

    Well i've been away from the site for over a year so i'd just like to add to this and say, It has got better, The fav's are back, it's quicker and i especially like the track bumping feature you get if you review other peoples stuff.
    Super, Smashing Great!
    (Hey wait a minute! Jimmy Saville used to say "super smashing great" so i'll retract that. Wouldn't want anyone thinking i'm a fan of that filthy perv)

  18. Vrikie
    Vrikie on Thu 4th Jul 2013 - 5 years ago

    Yo everyone!
    =3

  19. ShortBusMusic
    ShortBusMusic on Thu 20th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    I finally figured out a workaround for the sound issues I was having with the new player. If a song is downloadable, I hit "download", then hit "open with ITunes" and then listen to the song on the ITunes player. It doesn't register as a "play" on the song's play counter, but I can give it a good listen this way, then go back and play it again on the new player so the play registers. Kind of a pain, but at least a working solution....as long as the songs are downloadable.

  20. delzirockz
    delzirockz on Thu 20th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    This is an awesome website! But I'm new here and I have no idea how to download something! Can someone tell me where the download button is? Or how do I download a loop?

  21. ShortBusMusic
    ShortBusMusic on Wed 19th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    Like Wayne, I'm having serious issues with the player. The sound is horrible - crackling, popping, dragging. I've searched the Internet for answers but have found none. I've updated my drivers, cleared the cache, and nothing helps. When I download a song, then open in Itunes it plays with no issues. I had these issues with SoundCloud (which is why I never joined), ccMixter, YouTube, and now Looperman. It happens on my old computer with Vista, and my newer computer with Windows 7. It also happens on Firefox (I have the latest version) and on IE. Perhaps my Internet connection is too slow (around 1.5mb download speed). Anyway, listening to tunes on the Loop is now an exercise in futility :(

  22. blickfang
    blickfang on Fri 14th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    I have replaced all my band members with Looperman members!

  23. An91mv
    An91mv on Fri 14th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    aweeeeee

  24. Rats
    Rats on Thu 13th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    i LIKE IT man keep goin dude

  25. Soap
    Soap on Thu 13th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    This is just freakin' great !!!!

    Good Job !

  26. HeroTime
    HeroTime on Wed 12th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    Im very pleased with this update. It all looks and feels very nice. Great improvment indeed.
    Thanks

  27. Evilweeja
    Evilweeja on Tue 11th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    Erm .. The update .. Hhhmm's .. AWESOMES !!!

  28. midisparks
    midisparks on Mon 10th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    sorry if this issue has already been raised. cannot successfully update track information and track from the edit function. I change verbage in text fields and upload new version of track and send. it just reverts back to what I originally uploaded? what am I doing wrong. tx.

  29. Evolushroom
    Evolushroom on Sun 9th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    oh yeah,so glade to see loopeman coming better and better, if it's already the best music platform on the web... ;)

  30. MoneyKee
    MoneyKee on Sun 9th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    Great job, thanks

  31. Thread
    Thread on Sun 9th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    Nice add, Do we have a chat feature coming soon?.. hint.. Game changer

  32. eshar
    eshar on Sat 8th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    Brilliant work Shan!!! :)

  33. Vidmeister
    Vidmeister on Sat 8th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    The site was already THE GOTO place for me to find inspiration. Now? To quote a movie: HappyThankYouMorePlease.

  34. ZigmaGuy
    ZigmaGuy on Sat 8th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    OMG!!! I signed up then It changed. LOL

  35. ProducerAlchemy
    ProducerAlchemy on Fri 7th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    Great work! :)

  36. cmartine14
    cmartine14 on Fri 7th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

  37. DJCinema
    DJCinema on Fri 7th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    Fantastic.

  38. SoundEffectsPodcast
    SoundEffectsPodcast on Fri 7th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    Very cool update indeed! A quick question:

    Can artists Edit the copyright info field for tracks??? I clicked on the edit "cog" but did not see where you could put additional info.

  39. JosephFunk
    JosephFunk on Thu 6th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    This site just keeps getting better and better. You've done lots of work here Mr. Looperman! The biggest single improvement is the player! Works very well on my Android and very very friendly! Well Done! Bravo!

  40. theHumps
    theHumps on Wed 5th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    I'm starting to have problems with the player. Hardly any songs play when I click the play button. Seem to have more success with the first or second song playing in people's song list but if I go past that and play song 20, for example, the songs wont play. I went to several members tracks page and had the same problem on each page. The player didn't work my android either, no songs would play, using Firefox there as well.

    I cleared my caches, restarted internet and not having much luck. Wasn't having problems until today on my computer, seemed fine yesterday, but I didn't check my phone till today. Possibly a Firefox issue?

  41. hanginghighguy
    hanginghighguy on Wed 5th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    appreciate the updates and improvements! thankyou mr looperman! 100 to tha looperfam! ~ EvOLvE ~

  42. RichieWinn
    RichieWinn on Wed 5th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    Great work Shan. Thank you.

    Richie

  43. Nkillz
    Nkillz on Wed 5th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    Cool update, just needs a way to share links to different sites

  44. ThePantherLab
    ThePantherLab on Wed 5th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    Thanks for all the extra hard work!!!

  45. DesignedImpression
    DesignedImpression on Tue 4th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    Updates are doing well so far. Easier for my terrible eyes and simple to understand right away. Am enjoying the new feel. Thank you Shan.

  46. TCAS
    TCAS on Tue 4th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    WOW WOW WOW.... great job... the new features are really cool... I love the waveform display and the following of the tracks!!! stunning!

  47. BlackKasper
    BlackKasper on Tue 4th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    What a great improvement this is. Very impressed, and very thankful for the work Looperman put into this. The only thing that sticks out to me, is the wave's color. It is kind of unsightly and doesn't do much for the already existing color scheme. I would suggest, or rather like to see it a hue of blue. Bravo either way my dude.
    CHEAH

  48. TurfGoldMusic
    TurfGoldMusic on Tue 4th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    I like it I like it! Good job looperman. Think I'll upload a new track soon.

  49. StrawHatDJ
    StrawHatDJ on Tue 4th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    (0_0) Dude bruvcuz famalam
    I haven't even been here for long and was liking the old skool look but these improvements are awesome man especially the sorting loops and stuff thing, sweet.

  50. ElectronBlue
    ElectronBlue on Tue 4th Jun 2013 - 5 years ago

    WOW! Thank you so much. I was able to use my Ipad today and actually listen to the audio for once. HTML5 rocks. Looperman Rocks harder. Now if you can just get the rest of the WWW to follow you . Please, go on, please lol.

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