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Re: idea/new feature
I think you can already do almost exactly as you said ;=)
I didn't try what follows but ..listen
put the plex in sync out and slave your computer to the plexes midi
plex audio out to the puter in
probably all serious DAW has a remote function so assign the relevant
midi message to the punch I/O
play and make snapshots of your plex loops when you want it with your
midi foot switch hooked to the puter
after playing and recording you have the raw loops ready to be
reassembled arranged etc...
you slave the plex _to_ the computer
puter audio out plex in
fire the DAW
record the loops with the plex
I know all this could be completely destroyed by MIDI-audio drifts,
irregular sync, puter latency,
audio clock slaved to midi clock what did I forget ?
I will probably try it but not tonight
"Dennis W. Leas" wrote:
> Here's an idea for a new feature for the EDP (Kim, are ya' listenin'?).
> It would really be cool if you could dump/load samples in a speedy
> manner. I'm thinking of something like 1 or 2 seconds to complete the
> operation. I know MIDI wouldn't support this but I'm thinking of
> something like 10 or 100 Mbps Ethernet.
> I'd like to use multiple EDPs as input and play-back devices. (The EDP
> user interface is GREAT for quickly improvising loops.) The EDPs would
> connect to a computer via a speedy interface. I could tell the computer
> to "take a snapshot" of the loopers. This would dump the digital audio
> data into the computer, perhaps it would also snapshot the complete
> state of the looper (i.e., all memories, parameter settings, etc.).
> Later, I could command the computer to restore a given looper to a
> "saved" setting.
> In this scenario, the EDPs functions as special purpose audio
> input/output devices. The computer functions as a programmable "master
> coordinator." The EDPs are able to respond in real-time to the user
> interface (being dedicated, special purpose, etc.) without audio
> "glitches". The computer isn't required to respond with a guarenteed
> real-time latency so it could run Windows 95 or NT or MacOS. This
> permits the use of standard developer tools like VB, VC++, even Java. I
> suppose you could have features like: the computer "merging" data from
> two sources (say two different loopers, perhaps two memories from a
> single looper, or two loops constructed at different times), etc. After
> doing the math, the new data would be downloaded into an EDP for
> playback and more manipulation/improvisation.
> MIDI footpedals would send commands to the computer to upload/download
> loopers and perform whatever other functions you wanted. The complete
> system could manage multiple loopers easily. I'm thinking at least
> three EDPs in the system but more could be easily added.
> My friends would probably file a "missing person" report on me, if I had
> a system like this. You might require a medical release form as part of
> the sale. :)
> What da' ya' think?
> - Dennis Leas