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Re: Website With MPS


In a message dated 05/21/05 12:30:37, Jhsidlo@aol.com writes:

Thanks, Ted. I still dig your cd!! I'd like to do a project with you.
It's just finding the time. Could you send me your DD-20 preset
times? Hope you're well.

Thanks! I need to do a new one someday soon. I'd love to play
with you sometime too but time and logistics make that difficult
(the same problem with the CD thang, heheh).

The DD-20 settings I usually use are fairly simple:

(1)          625ms (or sometimes 1250ms) @ 95% to 99% feedback
(2)          2.5 seconds @ 95% to 100% feedback
(3)          5 seconds
@ 100% feedback
(4)          10 seconds
@ 100% feedback
(5)          20 seconds @ 90% feedback

I sometimes vary it by putting the 5, 10 and 20 second loops in slots
2,3 and 4 and put another 5 second loop in reverse mode in slot
5 that fades out farily quiclky (a nice way to end or signal a major
transition in a piece.

I never worked much with the tap-tempo mode on the DD-20.
I suppose there's a way to set up loops that are multiples of
a basic lenght that way too. I just never got around to it.

My only real basic gripe with the DD-20 was that they should've
expanded the memory to at least 24 seconds instead of 23
(a prime number). 24 is evenly divisible in so many more
convenient ways than is 20. One could go for 3/4 or 6/8
rhythmic settups more easily then. Because the display is so
limited, they have to trade out digits at various points making
it pretty darn impossible to get the short and long synching
loops I want.

See you on the funway!

Best regards,

tEd kiLLiAn

"Different is not always better, but better is always different"


Ted Killian's "Flux Aeterna" is also available at: Apple iTunes,
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