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Re: Looper Purist??


Nice stuff-"Places". Kinda reminds me of early John Abercrombie's sound
(which is listed as an influence).

Regards, Paul

----- Original Message -----
From: "Krispen Hartung" <info@krispenhartung.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Friday, June 04, 2004 8:28 PM
Subject: RE: Looper Purist??

> I guess my question would be, what's the criteria for being a looper
> purist? Someone whose performances are completely generated from looping
> (rather than using a looping device only on a few songs for special
> effects), or someone who uses a looper with minimal "gadgetry" in the
> signal chain?  (Or a both)
> I would fit into the former category, certainly not the latter! I run my
> Taylor acoustic guitar into a Boss GT-3 multi-effects pedal, through the
> Boomerang or RC20, and then into a mixer board with an Alesis Nanoverb
> and Boss SX700 for delay and chorus.  I used this and the Digidesign
> mBox to record my latest CD, which was all spontaneously improvised and
> recorded in one take: http://www.krispenhartung.com/
> I have two Echoplexes on the way (hopefully) to replace the Boomerang
> and run everything in true stereo.
> For types of music, I think you can do just about anything with looping.
> I've done jazz, avant-garde, experimental, ambient, folk,
> middle-eastern, etc. I prefer improvisational ambient and
> avant-garde....especially the weird, atonal or "outside" stuff. :)
> Cheers,
> Kris
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Kupferschmid [mailto:apparitionapparition@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 04, 2004 12:41 PM
> To: loopers-delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Looper Purist??
> Hi,
> I'm curious to know, is there such thing as a looper
> purist?  Given how expressive an artform looping is, I
> would think there would be no such thing.  I guess
> what I want to know is, what types of music are best
> considered for looping?  Also, if one were to set up a simple(if that's
> possible) rig for guitar and one amp, maybe two, what would you prefer
> or already have in your signal chain?
> I myself have a rig that incorperates my guitar signal
> running to a wah pedal, into a Digitech Whammy II,
> into either a Digitech RP-100A or a Johnson
> J-Station(or both), then to a Digitech RP-1, then to
> my amp.  I Haven't done it yet, but I will eventually
> put a Digitech RDS 1900 rackmount delay unit in line somewhere(I'm
> thinking at the front of the chain for maximum wierdness), I'm just
> saving the scratch to buy a foot pedal to turn the repeat hold function
> on and off. I set one of the patches on my J-Station to have a three
> second delay with about 98% repeat and also set the RP-1 for it's
> maximum setting of 1500ms.  I use the RP-1 to control the J-Station via
> MIDI and I'm still trying to suss out the CC's for turning on and off
> the repeat hold on the J-station(anyone have any ideas?).  The RP-100A
> is optional in my rig, but since it has a 2 second delay and a built in
> drum pattern player, I will use it sometimes.  This isn't my dream rig
> and I'm looking into a couple of different looping tools, but it still
> can make a few noises.
> As for my choices of music, I really haven't figured
> out what I want to do, but for now, I've performed a
> couple of free form melodic excursions by playing
> melodies and harmonies without closing the loop, so
> it's ever-evolving.
> Thanks for letting me rant and appreciate your
> thoughts.
> Bri
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