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Multitracked Live Looping -- advice for budget
well, my advice if you're on a budget:
get a 4-track recorder and buy a answering machine looping tape at
radio shack (they are probably online also and away you go. i have a
20 sec loop and it works great w/ my old tascam 4-track (you can get
one of those fostex or
tascam 4-tracks for 99$ now!-which is the cost i had to pay to get my
old tascam porta 05 up and running).
and if you get a footswitch to turn on/off, you can use it live (better).
i just push buttons, works for me....
my advice though w/ this setup is to have some type of 2nd
looper-device available (well, i have 4 other options).
but the 4-track is great for setting up material to play against.
midi/time sync-FORGET IT! (you'll have to practice your looping
i've heard of people recording a click track and going from there).
if you're hoping for delay-based sound on sound-you're limited to the time
of your looping tape, etc and remember it's really a tape loop not a
the fun thing: if you do some short delay loops w/ alternative device pre-
4-track you can then record that to have short loop repeat in long loop....
again, this set up is a little archaic, think of it as the "budget
rfripps original setup", but it is cheap (or cheaper than the top of
the line looper options), and it can be a fun way to create loop
my 2 cents for the day....
ps-didn't i just read about some musician who's the son of a famous
other musician who some of his performances is linking a bunch (3 or
4) 4-tracks together and playing? i thought i saw a web pic somewhere
of him performing live, and it was a funny looking chain of 4-tracks
on the floor w/ him playing guitar....can't remember the name
> > check out the repeater!
>Hmm. I had sort of discounted the Repeater
>because it was discontinued, and the reviews
>on LD were not glowing. (For example, Progster's
>Review #2 seemed to suggest that the Repeater
>couldn't do bar-level quantization. But reading
>the OS 1.1 changes on the Electrix site leads
>me to believe that's not true.)
>Hmm... if I could sync two Repeaters together,
>I'd have 8 tracks to play with. Tasty.
>> I live down on the Peninsula, so if you want
>> to get together and check out what an EDP
>> LoopIV or Repeater can do, drop me a line.
>That'd be great, thanks! I'll buzz you off-line.
>Andrew Chaikin, aka Z-ROX
>http://biggerbread.com | http://z-rox.com