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les paul

>> He also describes Les Paul's first home-brew looping machine (late
>1940's) which was dubbed the "Les Paulverizer".

neato says:
les paul had just about every recording related technique covered years
before anyone! he built guitars with a mike for vocals sticking out of it,
and a guitar which had the controls for operating some pre recorded tracks
behind him...in addition, in the 40's he painstakingly recorded a loop of a
friends footsteps and  used it as the rhythm for one of his overdubbed
masterpieces...he sped guitar tracks up, he looped, he overdubbed...
he did it all years before anyone

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