Unleash your ingenuity with foreverloops—a hybrid sandbox game and productivity software for creative minds and discerning gamers. Virtual gears let you interface with a new world of media compositions and performances to produce killer beats, audio visual collages, and much much more.
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Nov 27, 2017

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December 20, 2017

New patch

Hi *,

today we uploaded patch 1.01:

  • gear snapping (enabled via modifier key, default LEFT-SHIFT)
  • step-wise alter rotation offset mode (enabled via modifier key, default LEFT-SHIFT)
  • gear-wise volume editing (enabled via modifier key, default LEFT-SHIFT)

  • create new gears with most recent segmentation count set

  • improved filesystem access stability
  • improved key binding capabilities
  • start-up warning in case outdated graphics card driver was detected
  • better error logging (log file can be found at MyDocuments/foreverloops/log.txt)
Very kind regards,
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November 27, 2017

foreverloops release

foreverloops is available as of TODAY, and we are very excited about our first release!
Also, we have recently started a foreverloops tutorial channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wNC_Mtm95c&list=PLcBvZWnA8EsfCbi3NUCP3B4k36PYx5xRo
In the next few weeks, we will upload additional videos..
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About This Software

Gears combine mechanical principles (i.e., transmission, stacking, driving) with the virtuality of software simulation to afford many opportunities for audio–visual creations.
These two aspects go together like unicorns and rainbows.
Create and program your own gear trains and evolve them from simple experiments to awe-inspiring complex media machineries that can be tweaked and customized in real-time.

what gears can do

Gears open up amazing opportunities for exceptional audio–visual creations.

everyone knows gears
Gears are familiar—most people can visualize the behavior of mechanical gears, so…
Gears constitute an amazingly intuitive interface.

gears are for everyone
Gears establish an entertaining interaction concept that is easy to use but also deep in its complexity.
As an interface, gears delight both novices and experts with exceptional opportunities, challenges, and straightforward incentives.

playing with gears is fun
The underlying physics simulation inspires a playful and adventuresome attitude.
Playful activities and free-form experimentation stimulate engaging compositions, arrangements, and performances.
Also, by simply playing with gears you learn how to use them.

gears can produce sound and shows
Our virtual gears can be interfaced with all kinds of audio–visual materials, including your own sample library.
Tune into our stock samples with your pictures, boost your favorite music video with your voice, show your family album at the next birthday party, or set your sketches to music.

gears really are powerful
Gears, gear meshes, and gear trains facilitate unprecedented possibilities for music-making and performances.
Gear conveniences include transmission, logics, structure, implicit synchronization, and especially—rhythm.

gears draw pictures
Gear trains offer a visual orchestration that is compact and comprehensible, but also fresh and original.
They shed light upon the essence of rhythm and allow progress through experimentation.

  • amazingly intuitive interface
    • based on gear mechanics
    • group and relate tracks by forming gear trains
    • superb for
      • combining different bar measures
      • relating track playback speeds (transmission)
      • structuring
      • performing
      • a/v synchronization
    • avoids clutter by focusing on its core features and mechanics
    • implicit synchronization mechanisms
    • suitable for beginners - being able to read music is no requirement
  • playful approach
    • real-time simulation
    • manifold performance capabilities
      • mute / unmute individual tracks
      • alter playback directions
      • enable / disable entire gear trains
      • manually drive the loops (scratching)
      • conveniently alter track speeds (gear transmission)
      • use programmable logic (Leibniz wheels)
  • powerful sequencing capabilities
    • almost unlimited tracks
    • individually adjustable gear segments (~ bar measures)
    • different concurrent playback speeds, live and dynamic control
    • supports audio, video, and images
    • multiple audio file formats, both compressed and uncompressed
    • multiple image file formats
    • multiple video file formats (that are imported as mjpeg files for fast frame-to-frame access)
    • import your own library / recordings / …
    • audio-visual programming
  • export your results (audio-/video session recording, save as a bundle for sharing)
  • ships with a neat sample library (more than 200 samples)
  • customizable key bindings

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 (Service Pack 1 + convenience rollup)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11.1 compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: yes
    • Additional Notes: sound card required, SSD recommended for video samples
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5 2.4 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11.1 compatible Nvidia or ATI graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: yes
    • Additional Notes: sound card required, SSD recommended for video samples
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