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Re: EDP Manual Organization was: The echoplex manual s......Re: The Echoplex Manual Sucks and the Guy That Wrote It Is an Idiot
On Nov 1, 2004, at 4:05 AM, wavecomputer360 wrote:
> Calling the writer of the manual an idiot is a little rude IMO. As a
> of fact I must state that the EDP manaul isnīt an example of clarity
> immediate understandability (if thatīs a word) becuase the ongoing
> differentiation between terms like loop, beat etc. puzzles me but this
> be due to my own personal approach to things which is a more intuitive
> (I donīt bother to think too much while I want to be creative, and
> structures do have the drawback of being mostly totally different from
> Iīd organize them). Also, I miss simple troubleshooting hints (that
> for instance help me resolving the syncing problems I currently have)
> this would make a lot of things easier.
Just as I thought. I think the writer of the manual, in classic and
self depreciating style used the term "idiot," I didn't.
I have nothing but respect for both manual writers. Period.
I was asked some questions by Kim and frankly I haven't even used the
unit, since the Loop Fest, until last night to make horrifying
Halloween noises for my 10 year old son and his friends for scare
I have to learn the thing to truly make suggestions on how to improve
Looping is something I did, in ambient manner, years ago when the
Jamman came out. Becoming a looper is like becoming a TV watcher, you
just get the hand control and do it. If there are some esoteric
functions of the hand control and you want to use them quickly then
hopefully the manual is clear. In the case of the EDP manual it isn't
I ordered the unit and it came a matter of 5 days before the Loop fest.
I read and read and got some simple functions down only to bomb it
anyway. Not the manual's fault but my overall brazen idiocy to think
that I could go from my classical guitar to a bunch of gear and a
performance. Silly me.
So in Kim's admirable and self depreciating style I say me have no
If I wasn't busy with other music I'd be all over the EDP because it is
the end-all of looping devices and I want to explore the uses of such
Right now all the looping I'm doing is looking a few emails about it
and going over the fact that I call no one an idiot except myself. Now
stop the idiot stuff. Ain't no idiots here and I saw no idiots at the
Loop Fest at The Church of the Mean Guy.
New Millennium Guitar