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Re: idea/new feature

You will be able to do that with the new midi interface that's in the wing,
it's called "mLAN" it uses firewire, just read an artical about it.

Greg Meredith wrote:

> Dennis,
> Your idea is superlative.
> --greg
>         -----Original Message-----
>         From:   Dennis W. Leas [SMTP:dennis@mdbs.com]
>         Sent:   Thursday, February 18, 1999 3:04 PM
>         To:     Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
>         Subject:        idea/new feature
>         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 
>         manner.  I'm thinking of something like 1 or 2 seconds to 
> the
>         operation.  I know MIDI wouldn't support this but I'm thinking of
>         something like 10 or 100 Mbps Ethernet.
>         Why?
>         I'd like to use multiple EDPs as input and play-back devices.  
>         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 
>         state of the looper (i.e., all memories, parameter settings, 
>         Later, I could command the computer to restore a given looper to 
>         "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 
>         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.  
>         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 
>         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
>         --
>         dennis@mdbs.com