„The Looptrotter Emperor and the Monster are subtle or aggressive as needed. They are an important part of my analog studio and get used on every session. This is a company to watch!”
„I’ve had the Monster on every mix since I got it. Love this thing! It adds presence and weight to drums without making them harsh. Really helps them sit I a mix nicely”
„In my experience, choosing tools that keep creativity flowing in the studio is paramount. Since software has become a large part of the modern work flow, it’s important to me that the hardware I use is bold and full of character. Looptrotter builds a lot of personality into their products and that makes for a fun and inspiring time in the studio”
“On being presented with the Monster Compressor, I found it to be one of the most creative and easy to use, but also sounding great pieces of gear, that I’ve used in a long time. All of my co-conspirators love it. It can do so many things over and above normal compressors, it’s consistent, it’s well made, sounds great and it’s good fun.”
„Every record producer needs his own, unique set of tools and Looptrotter makes the most musical high end studio gear in the world. Cannot imagine making music without their toys, So happy to be officially endorsed by this innovative company”
„There’s exactly three things that I love in life: my wife, pizza and Looptrotter gear. True story. After demoing the Monster Compressor in my studio, it was instantly apparent that I couldn’t live without it. The quality of the gear is matched only by the passion of the guys building and designing it. My mixes are better because of Looptrotter and yours will be too!”
„My friends @looptrotter asked for my critique of their Monster Compressor, and I look forward to be added to their new website! The Monster Compressor is such a breath of fresh air to those of us that live recording studios. It doesn’t attempt to imitate any of the old standards we know, but instead gives us a unique method and flavor that is incredible. My recording, mixing and mastering have benefited from the Monster immeasurably. I look forward to hearing what the Emperor Limiter does as well. All I can say is, thank you, Looptrotter for trying something different! We appreciate it more than you know.”
When I was racking up and patching in the Looptrotter Audio Monster for the first time I was expecting to be underwhelmed about a relatively unheard piece of gear. After getting orientated with the controls what I found couldn’t have been further from my expectations.
The Monster is packed full of a wide range of sounds from colored and smooth to extreme and aggressive! First and foremost, it just is a good sounding box. Just by inserting it on to a source (especially a bus) with very light processing the Monster instantly brings out a warm sonic signature with a fantastic sense of depth one might equate to the sound of some recording consoles. Dialing up the compression and saturation really starts adding on the color and vibe which on the right source can transform sound in numerous pleasing ways. In the few days I have had the Monster it has rescued a pair of thin, lifeless sounding cymbals into something rich with harmonic content that was no longer harsh and brittle but smooth and controlled. In addition I have also loved it on my music bus which has taking my hybrid studio further into the analog world with a sound I didn’t think I would be able to achieve by just adding a single piece of gear to my workflow. The Monster also sounds great on synths that you want to beef up and add huge amounts of saturation to! By cranking the saturation circuit and adding the even harmonics by flipping on the 2nd boost you can transform a boring and sterile virtual instrument into something oozing character. I can’t wait to further explore the sonic possibilities of what the Monster has to offer, it has found a long term home in my studio!