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Re: Live Performance Hardware Looping Equipment Question - Need Help
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" <email@example.com>
>Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2003 5:44 PM
>Subject: Live Performance Hardware Looping Equipment Question - Need Help
>> 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
>> imo. Too scary for me!
>> Any ideas?
>> Btw, someone has mentioned the Roland CDX-1, but I can't find the manual
>> the web.