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From: "Matt Rowe" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: drum machines and looping
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 05:40:13 PDT
>Thinking about bringing the old HR-16 out of retirement. Now, I could
>1) I am under the impression that one can, with a JamMan, have the
>drive the midi time to the drum machine
woohoo! another HR-16 user. i bought mine new, many years ago, when i
was in high school. the interface really defined how i approach
sequencing. and i still use it often.
i'm a EDP user, for almost a week now (thanks again to those on this
list who helped me out with that purchase), so i haven't gotten around
to midi sync-ing yet, but this is something i'm definately looking
foward to trying. i'll have to root around to find my HR-16 manual to
see what it needs, as far as clock information.
i'm fairly certain that it's relatively easy to sync anything from the
HR-16. i haven't actually done it yet, but it shouldn't require much
more than actually plugging in the midi cable and setting a few
>2) I am also under the impression that one can have the looper slave
>drum machine and have the loop lengths determined by the length of the
this may be a bit hairier, because of the reasons you state. you'd also
have a closed loop of midi cables, which could cause problems.
> a) the JamMan will occassionally pop because the audio loop is
>sample accurate in relation to the HR16.
> b) Odd time signatures are a problem.
>Now, I like the idea of having the tempo of the hr-16 vary slightly (by
>the time with tapping the JM). It would seem that option #1 would be
the way to
i really like the sliders on the HR-16. you can use these to vary
tempo... but this isn't exactly what you're looking for.
>Now the question is- am I deluded?
is this relevant to _this_ discussion group?
> Will this work?
option 1 should work easily. i'm not too familiar with the jamman, or
the midi time code that the HR-16 outputs. you'll have to read through
> and more importantly- has
>anyone here done this (considering the midi prowess of those on the
list here, I
>would think that (if this is possible) many of you guys have.
i'll most certainly attempt this in the upcoming week or so. i'll
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