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Re: which looper is my looper??? please help :-)

Hi Simon,

And welcome to the list! If you can stand recording on a computer I 
think Ableton Live will do all the things you listed. However, if you 
should want to record by overdubbing many layers into the same loop it 
gets a little complicated in Live. But as you did not specify overdub 
looping I take it you don't want to do that and I can recommend Live. 
There's a free demo to download with a very good PDF manual so you can 
really check it out deeply before buying. http://www.ableton.com/

When recording loops into Live you can prepare a session by assigning 
midi notes, or foot pedals if you want, to empty slots. You start the 
sequencer and as you send the controller midi addressing a certain slot 
it starts recording. Then it keeps on recording until you send the same 
msg a second time. Voila - there you have a loop, without ever stopping 
the groove. You can go directly from recording into having the loop 
immediately playing back. Just listen, play, record, evaluate, delete, 
play again and so on.

I have also been using the Repeater and although it has only four 
tracks it will let you overdub as many layers you need on each track. 
Except for being a piece of dedicated hardware that's the biggest 
difference IMHO.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
http://www.looproom.com (international)
http://www.boysen.se (Swedish site)

On Nov 24, 2004, at 21:53, simon absent wrote:

> hi!
> thuis is mt first thread, i am a new member of this list - hjello 
> everyone
> :-)
> well i have a question which i am sure you can answer fore me...
> i want to become a member of the looping community but i have problems
> finding the right tool. so i thought i'd describe what i want to do 
> and you
> tell me which looper will suit my needs, okay?
> here i go:
> what i want to do basicly is find a better way to setting up grooves 
> and
> soundcapes - using a sequencer and having to stop playing is a pain in
> the...
> i need a device, which lets me record loops as intuitive as possible. 
> i want
> to record my individual instruments on to several tracks, because 
> after i
> have finished the jam session and i'm satisfied with the result i want 
> to
> make a song of that matrerial. but if i have it all recorded in the 
> device
> it is one soundfile and i can not split it up again for arranging and 
> mixing
> - so it should be a recorder which has as many individual tracks (and
> outputs) as possible. of course if i record two similar guitars, i 
> should
> also be also able to merge them to one track.
> it doesn't need to have an output for each track - it would be also 
> okay i
> (once finished with a loop) could playback every part of which the loop
> consists seperately and record that onto harddisc - when finished i can
> rearrange the soundfile and rebuild the loop in a audio sequencer - - 
> then
> start arranging.
> also it would be cool if the device could play several loops in a row, 
> say i
> recorded the "verse" and then i want the "refrain" loop to come
> afterwards...  and so on.
> my best choice so far was the electrix reopeater - but it only has four
> tracks. if i could sync two of them it would be just fine...
> or do you have any other devices which are even better for my purpose?
> tell me, i would apreciate any help from you!!!
> simon
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