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Re: Live Performance Hardware Looping Equipment Question - Need Help
Jesse, the groove boxes are capable of doing this. I suppose it depends
on how long you'd like your looped parts to be though. I think all of the
G-boxes except for the 909 have a 32 measure limit on pattern length. You
can either call different loops via the keyboard pads or step through
I know it isn't one midi file with markers, but if I'm hearing you
correctly, you should be able to accomplish the same thing, or very
similar. -Hope this helps...
At 10:13 AM 5/18/03 -0600, you wrote:
> Man, I wish Sonar worked like that. I'm using a sequencer called
>Maestro" (www.midimaestro.com) to do what you're talking about live
>certain sections in the song that loop until I send the sequence a message
>to continue). I guess I would rather use dedicated hardware for this job
>though, if I could find something that would do it. It would be nice if
>medium I compose in -- Sonar -- was capable of this, as I will be taking
>PC out anyway to use as a standalone Kontakt sampler. It's kind of
>ridiculous that it's not. Oh well. Maybe in a future release. Anyway, I
>have a great deal of interest in this thread, because I'm looking for the
>same thing. Not the MPC style of breaking the song into sections and
>triggering them from pads. Just one long MIDI file that has pointers in
>for looped parts.
> I have thought about using a sampler like Bill suggested on LD. An
>S6000 can have 256MB of memory, which means about 25 minutes worth of
>audio. BUT, if you want to have one instrument that you can dynamically
>mute and/or effect, then you would have to have it as a seperate sample,
>your time would go down to 12.5 minutes. If you want several instruments
>(samples) to be able to control independently, then your sample time
>continues to be reduced. I don't think this is the answer for what it is
>both seem to want.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Michael Clark" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2003 11:54 AM
>Subject: Re: Live Performance Hardware Looping Equipment Question - Need
>> 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
>> 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.
>> 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
>> sort intros, rather than long songs.
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