Actually, I could hard pan my mixer and send only the left channel to the
DD-20. That kills the stereo advantage, but makes short work out of the
problem. I just pan left the instruments that I want looped.
However, after an evening playing with it, I'm wondering if I didn't make
a mistake just getting started with this. It's not like I thought it would be
Because I want to capture parts in mid performance, it's very difficult
to do. I did play games where I play a bass line, add a rhythm (even added
percussion) and then jammed over that, but that is really NOT what I bought
this for. I accompany myself fine in real time so making loops like that
leaves my left hand doing little or nothing.
I don't know, maybe I'll play around with it some more before I decide
this isn't for me.
I can't even adequately explain what it is I'm trying to do with it. I
think the closest I can come to a description is that I want a "super
arpeggiator" that I program in real time in performance. Like, I'm
jamming on a groove and then capture a run on my lead synth which keeps
repeating while I play a counterpoint to that run. Then I seamlessly replace
the first looped run with another, etc. etc. etc.
Is that clear or am I doing a bad job of expressing this?
In a message dated 5/11/2005 12:45:08 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
Well... there IS a limit to how much a small mixer can manage. My last
sentence addresses fading the aux levels of instruments you don't want to
There's no way around having to manage auxes to the looper input if you
absolutely must have access to every instrument. The other approach is
to dedicate each looper/s to one or two specific instruments and get happy
with those limitations.