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RE: Repeater & EDP: Ideas for synergy

Right, Repeater changes tempo without changing pitch when it recieves a
tempo change.

I realize the biggest drag about using either EDP or Repeater as clock
master to the other is that midi commands from my foot controller will only
be seen by the master unit. The second unit, having its midi in coming from
the other looper's midi out, prevents it from seeing midi coming in from 
other source, thus no remote control of the 2nd looper. The *only*
communication between the two units is midi clock when set up in this way,
which is a deal breaker as far as I can see.

Seems like a much more powerful setup is having both synced to a common
source: a drum machine or sequencer.

Neil Goldstein
Portland, Oregon

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jim palmer [mailto:jimp@pobox.com]
> Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 7:57 AM
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Re: Repeater & EDP: Ideas for synergy
> no. repeater time stretches when it is syncing to midi clock...
> >
> > > It seems like one advantage of using the EDP as the
> > > master would be the ability to move thru several
> > > loops of different cycle lengths & have the Repeater
> > > react via its time stretch capability.
> > >
> > > John
> >
> > I don't see how the Repeater would time stretch in relation to
> different EDP
> > loops. Tempo or pitch stretch commands come via midi CC# in
> real time (or
> > via the controls onboard), not in relationship to anything that
> comes out
> > the EDP midi out (correct me if I'm wrong). I can see
> controlling Repeater's
> > loops via footswitch or midi slider, in relationship to
> something on the EDP
> > with midi clock sync, but decisions have to be made by ear (or head).
> >
> > I see the different cycle lengths that the two machines can do
> > simultaneously as potentially the biggest benefit of running em
> together.
> > The multitrack feature on the RPTR is very cool, but the whole
> architecture
> > of the machine appears to preclude having different cycle lenghths
> > simultaneously (and that's on Electrix' wish list for features).
> >
> > It seems like in this scenario either machine could be master. I have 
> > scratch my head some more on this...
> >
> > Neil
> >