] [Thread Prev
Hello LD Folk
Hello, I have been a LD lurker, archive scavenger, and occasional
subscriber. Thanks for all of the great discussion. I'm a bass player
that uses looping as a practice tool, compositional tool, and
occasionally in performance. I've used a DL4, and a Boomerang, and now
I have a EDP Plus. The other boxes were nice, but I think that the EDP
is a cut above in both sound quality and seamlessness of the loops. I
run a hodgepodge of apps like Logic, Peak, and some plugins under OS X.
It is mainly for simple recording and editing.
I have found the recent discussion of dedicated hardware vs
software/laptop to be enlightening. Like Kim, I'm waiting to see it
happen on a PC platform. I think Kyma comes pretty darn close, and I
wish I could afford to run that kind of system. Instead of blaming
lack of demand/competition for the price of an EDP, I blame those
fators for the lack of a dedicated real-time looping app. There are
also some obstacles to implementation of real time looping on a
computer: latency, OS overhead, external control, and performance
across different A/D types come to mind. Someone mentioned USB audio
interfaces. Good luck with that. The latency issues are real.
Dedicated solutions like the 'rang or the EDP, etc... can eliminate
these issues specifically because they don't have to be able to connect
to an ethernet network (probably the best control port on a typical
machine) or send an email, or type a resume. It can be designed to do
one type of task very well. I want it to do one task well, so i am
pretty happy with it.