BetaLoop is a device that enables musicians around the world to share and collaborate on their ideas in real time. It records rhythmic, dynamic note patterns and feeds them in to a live looper. The looper allows the patterns to be heard by not only the musician but, via MIDI and the internet, by anyone with another BetaLoop device anywhere in the world. Other performers can then record changes to the pattern, which are fed back, creating a musical performance evolving over time and continents.

The project is a collaboration between Chris Nash, UWE Bristol, and Adam Place, nu desine. Chris Nash is a professional programmer and composer, and Senior Lecturer in Music Technology at UWE Bristol.Adam Place is founding Director of nu desine, a technology start up operating at the intersection of music technology and consumer electronics.