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Re: newbie question on real-time computer looping
On Nov 17, 2004, at 6:14, Jared McQueen wrote:
> I just tried out Lexicon PSP42.. it looks pretty cool but I have no
> idea how
> it works. I was wondering if you could help me figure out how to use
> achieve the looping I'm trying to do.
I think there is a PDF downloadable for free at the PSP web site. So
far you have described what you want to do as "to loop in real-time,
using an external input like a MIDI controller". So I guess one
important step for you is to address the parameters of the PSP42 by
external midi. Now, there are certain midi controllers for external
control given by the manual, but I never got these parameters to move
when I tried sending the given midi controller msgs into the plug-in.
Instead I turned to host applications that will let you assign a midi
controller to plug-in parameters. Ableton Live is the easiest one, you
simply activate "midi learn mode", click on the graphical
representation of the parameter and move your physical controller to
send a midi msg into Live - done! Also Numerology will also give you
access to all parameters of the plug-ins, by defining the midi cc
assignments in certain "control modules".
Now, exactly which parameters in the PSP42 you need to control is all
depending on how you want to loop. There are a bunch of features that
come in handy: Freeze Loop, Half Speed (also doubling the loop length),
Feedback (better assign it to an expression pedal, knob or fader),
Length (also affecting pitch). I'm just picking from my memory here so
those functions may be named a bit differently by the manual.
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