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Re: Old loopers never die, they just...(Re:music)

I think that maybe the point behind looping is that you (the musician)
is responsible for adding the unpredictable element.  If you just played
loops over and over with out any embellishment, things would get really
boring very quickly.  Also, if you have the ability to control the
JamMan via MIDI, you can send a message for it to start fading as you
are adding to it.  It's very primitive (you are limited to short med.
and long fade times) and not accessible via the front panel (what were
they thinking?) but useful in keeping things "evolving" over time. 
Check out Steve Reich's early works.  It's really beautiful minimalist
tape stuff.

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