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My First Post Revisited
On a lark I did an archive search and pulled up my first ever post
on Loopers Delight,
Back in the days that the Echoplex had not been re-issued, the DL-4
was not yet
available, and the Repeaters were but a glimmer in Electrix eyes.
In contrast to the post below, this week me and my loopy stuff have
managed to be
"Featured" on zebox.com's front page. Now I dont know if I was
choosen based on
artistic merit, or if perhaps it was just "my turn"... but at least
it gives an idea on where
I have ventured since the first days of struggle with that Akai
On the page are several pieces with a fellow LD member, Jim Coker,
whom I met at a
Fred Frith concert last year (it pays to wear to that t-shirt out).
Thanks to Loopers Delight for all the help & inspiration... Sure
has, and will continue to
I am new to the list... stumbling upon it while
searching for information on the Akai Headrush. By
way of introduction; I am 35,live in Albuquerque
New Mexico, and until the recent departure of my drummer
played in a sloppy punk band under the moniker "dimbulb"
( http://www.unm.edu/~cornflak <http://www.unm.edu/%7Ecornflak> ).
While I havent really been a looper, I became interested in the
Headrush pedal after seeing it in action during a performance
by Don Caballero (both Bass & guitar were using them).
I was so impressed with the band, and with the pedals that
I purchased one.
I have been playing with it for a coupla days now and having alot of
fun with both the tape echo mode and the loop mode. With my band
in limbo I find that looping may hold great promise in my
music-making at home. At this moment I am listening to the
Looper CD via real-audio, its great and has made it to my "must
purchase soon" list.
With regard to the Headrush, I am having a little difficulty
during the looping function. If I get a riff going, the looper
seems to have a pause before the repeat begins. I am not sure if
it is a function of MY timing when I hit the switchs, or if the
box is just screwing with the timing. As it is now, I get a loop
going, then pause to adapt any further playing to the new beat of
the loop. Does that make any sense?
Can anyone advise a fledgling looper on making the most out of this