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RE: idea/new feature
Your idea is superlative.
From: Dennis W. Leas [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 1999 3:04 PM
Subject: idea/new feature
Here's an idea for a new feature for the EDP (Kim, are ya'
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
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
user interface is GREAT for quickly improvising loops.) The EDPs
connect to a computer via a speedy interface. I could tell the
to "take a snapshot" of the loopers. This would dump the digital
data into the computer, perhaps it would also snapshot the
state of the looper (i.e., all memories, parameter settings, etc.).
Later, I could command the computer to restore a given looper to a
In this scenario, the EDPs functions as special purpose audio
input/output devices. The computer functions as a programmable
coordinator." The EDPs are able to respond in real-time to the
interface (being dedicated, special purpose, etc.) without audio
"glitches". The computer isn't required to respond with a
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
suppose you could have features like: the computer "merging" data
two sources (say two different loopers, perhaps two memories from
single looper, or two loops constructed at different times), etc.
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
loopers and perform whatever other functions you wanted. The
system could manage multiple loopers easily. I'm thinking at
three EDPs in the system but more could be easily added.
My friends would probably file a "missing person" report on me, if
a system like this. You might require a medical release form as
the sale. :)
What da' ya' think?
- Dennis Leas