My second favorite looping guitarist, the amazing EDP expert, Andre la Fosse, has quite un-necessarily cited me at coining the term “unstacking” when referring to an obscure echoplex technique.
It’s not even a technique I use much, more of a side effect of Loop Windowing.
Loop Windowing is where you record a short loop, multiply it longer and add an overdub onto that, now longer loop. You then divide that loop back down to the original (not ness) and hit undo. Instead of peeling off that second layer, as you would expect, it actually starts scanning through the loop in chunks.
So Unstacking is the reverse.
First you record a short loop, then overdub multiple times into it, it gets noisy and full.
THEN you multiply out to multiple lengths of the original loop, then undo.
This has the effect of laying out one after another (as you played them?) all the short overdubs into one quieter loop with only one layer.
Andre produces a bunch of tutorial videos for the EDP.
Here’s the latest about the aforementioned un-stacking (where he also over does his mentions of me.. no need Andre, no need!)