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Re: Live Performance Hardware Looping Equipment Question - Need Help

Hi Bill,

Thanks.  I am hoping to find a unit that works sort of like cubase in a
hardware form:  the song is completely composed and recorded with loop
points positioned in parts of the song.  To loop a part, i simply tell the
unit to loop that part.  When i tell the unit to stop looping, the song
then continues - as it would in cubase or another software program.

I'm very accustomed to working with a variety of software programs.  Maybe
the hardware world - for this type of application - hasn't really caught
up, or functions very differently.

A sampler may work, but some of the songs are 20 minutes long.  May be a
RAM issue with the sampler.

I do know that Cirque du Soliel works this way, but the samples are mainly
sort intros, rather than long songs.


At 03:56 PM 5/17/03 -0400, you wrote:
>why not just use a cheap sampler and assign each prerecorded loop to a
>different note? have the sample loop as you hold the key and stop when you
>release the note. or you can also have the loop stop when you hit another
>key if you don't want to hold the note for the whole section. a used $200
>alesis qsr sampler and a used $300 roland pk-5 (or a fc100 connected to a
>midisolutions box to convert program changes to note numbers) would be an
>inexpensive solution to do such a thing. the down side is that the band 
>need to sync to the pre-recorded stuff. in effect, you'd have a
>foot-controlled looper. you could even create a 'click' loop to get the 
>started in the right tempo. cheap and stable.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Michael Clark" <mcl451@airmail.net>
>To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
>Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2003 5:44 PM
>Subject: Live Performance Hardware Looping Equipment Question - Need Help
>> Hi,
>> I want to begin performing some of my music live.
>> I'm looking for a Very Stable machine/unit/box that I can load/record my
>> VST32/SX songs into and play live with a drummer and bass player.
>> Here's the hard part, it seems.  I want to establish one or more loop
>> points in each song that I can trigger (preferably via midi) so that a
>> particular piece of the song will seamlessly loop until I give the 
>> to stop looping and continue playing thru the song.
>> I've talked to Tascam, Yamaha and Roland.  They say they don't have
>> anything that will do something that is such a no-brainer for Cubase and
>> other sofware programs.  I just want to loop certain pre-determined 
>> of song - seamlessly - glitch free.  Is that too much to ask?  I hope 
>> I don't want to use Cubase because it's not stable for a live
>performance -
>> imo.  Too scary for me!
>> Any ideas?
>> Thanks!
>> M...
>> Btw, someone has mentioned the Roland CDX-1, but I can't find the manual
>> the web.