I've just been considering starting to work on writing a new software looper. I've recently started practicing and experimenting with SooperLooper and while it seems quite capable and flexible, it also has not received updates in a few years now.
I've been a developer for 15+ years and have a few year stretch of C++ in there somewhere. I don't know much about audio programming yet, but AFAICT anything DSP-related I might encounter would be covered by an existing library. My motivations would be:
- Learning new things, dust off some long forgotten knowledge
- Start a new audio tool that could be useful for others, and one I'll use for myself regularly
- Explore / experiment with different user interfaces, streamlining workflow, make things user-customizable, etc. (for example, SooperLooper is kind of cluttered and rigid)