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RE: Using a Looper with a mixer

Hi Steve-

Here's how I like to connect my EDP to my mixer; I've tried it different
ways, but this is how I like to do it.  Other people like to do it other
ways, and get different results.  BTW, my mixer is a Mackie LM-32.  I
think I remember that you also use a mackie mixer, so this should work
for you as well.

I connect the mixer's monitor out to the input of the EDP.  Since the
monitor out is stereo and the EDP is mono, I only use the left side of
the monitor out.  This works well because my inputs are generally mono
anyway and I don't pan the signals, so left and right signals are about
the same.  For Repeater (when they get the wet/dry thing fixed) I'll use
both left and right, and be more adventurous with my panning.

So when I want to send a signal or a combination of signals to the
looper, I just press their solo buttons on the mixer, and they appear at
the monitor out.  I also get a little red light that tells me what's
being sent to the looper at all times, and i can hear it in my
headphones.  Now what's important here is to get all of the levels right
so that you get the same level out of the looper as you do out of the
master.  Here are my settings:

* EDP output fully clockwise
* EDP mix fully clockwise (all loop [wet])
* EDP input channel on the mixer at unity
* monitor level at unity
* solo level at unity
* adjust the EDP input level until your loop is at the same level as
what you are looping

This assumes that you aren't actually using your monitor buss for

Caution:  If, in the heat of the moment, you forget to press the solo
button for what you think you are looping, you will loop the main mix. 
This can be ugly and embarrassing.  Also, I tend to get clipping on the
EDP at above +6db with bass signals, so try to keep the levels under

Good luck, and feel free to ask me any more questions about it.  The
rest of you, feel free to criticize as necessary.


> Subject: RE: Using a Looper with a mixer
> Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 15:54:59 -0500
> From: "M. Steven Ginn" <sginn@airmail.net>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Hi Richard,
> How should I analyze how I want to manipulate my sounds?  How do I learn
> so I can better understand the musical implications of series/parallel
> and pre/post faders?  I have Craig Anderton's book about effects and I
> understand at a basic level things like delay should come before reverb
> and compression should usually be first in the signal chain as well.  I
> am using a line mixer to combine the sounds of all my synths into a
> single audio pair which I can then begin routing in series through my
> compressor, delay, looper, reverb or send to a mixer where I blend in
> these effects using aux busses.  But which is the best way (musically
> and quality) is what I am not sure about.  For me, keeping everything in
> series is more time efficient when setting up and tearing down my rig,
> but if it is going to sacrifice potential musical and sonic quality and
> flexibility then I would bring along the external mixer and use the aux
> bus approach.
> Thanks,
> Steve