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Re: wake up!
> in stocking feet sitting down! kinda surprised by this-is this
> sensitivity level common?
> >Using a pedal with a looper just takes some practice, I think.
> what i'm talking about is the sensitivity of the pedal itself
> ...i'd be able to deal with the timing if
> the button weren't so sensitive. any tips would be great.
...........Interface is so important. I'm not familiar with the plex,
but I had to chuckle at the "sit in socks" image because that's exactly
what I do with my jamman. But that was before I found the Boomerang.
As luck would have it, I play in a group in Dallas with one of the Cheeses
in the Boomerang company (Mike Nelson) and he turned me on to it. Much
better control owing to the near no-throw flat switches. (what was
Lexicon thinking with these inch-throw black switches? certainly not a
real performance environment...and what's up with their mute mode where
you come back into the loop who knows where???)
Except for a slower sampling rate (cutting out a few highs when I use it
with keyboard or percussion as opposed to guitar, bass or trombone) [which
allows for loops up to almost 5 minutes in length with max memory],
I think the Boomerang is superior to the jamman in every other way,
especially in live performance. And it's competitively priced...and,
no, I don't get a commission to say any of this. I think it's about half
the price of the Oberheim.
I AM trying to get all my musician friends to get a boomerang...I think
it's that cool. I use it to create horn parts in Rotten Rubber Band
(a Texas Swamp Boogie band) and as a more ambient device in various art
music (from Fripp/Eno to Cage/Oliveros) style applications. The half/
double speed and reverse on the fly functions can make some swimmingly
I guess I like it, huh?