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Re: LONG LIVE the EDP and the LOOPERLATIVE was: edp R.I.P ...long live the looperlative
Well said, Rick.
I can't speak for anyone else but myself here, but below are the reasons
I am seriously considering selling my two EDPs and controller (soon and
a decent price) and buying a Looperlative (and it's not just because it's
the newest and sexiest looping device in the market and I'm being seduced
its novelty). Maybe these points will resonate well with some of you out
there, not sure.
1. Ever since I bought my EDPs, I have been frustrated by the fact that
are mono, and thus running stereo takes up two rack spaces. I have a bad
back, and even underwent back surgery over the holidays, and anything I
do to reduce my rack size and weight is a plus. The EDPs aren't exactly
light either. The fact the Looperlative is stereo and a single space is
probably the #1 seller for me
2. Believe it or not, even though I do play some wild experimental and
avant-garde music at times, I don't really use the full capabilities of
EDPs....I'm sort of simple-minded that way. As I told Rick in a personal
email this morning, I basically use Record, Overdub, Multiply, Reverse,
Speed, Mute, and on occasion I hit Record after Multiplying to redefine
length of a loop in order to generate a timed-signatured loop out of a non
time-signatured loop. I never use quantize, substitute, or anything that
requires MIDI synchronization, and I don't really feel the need to start
using these features. The Looperlative seems to be able to pull off these
first five or six basic EDP features, which means it will suit my needs.
3. The more I think about it, the more I believe that having 8 separate
loops is more beneficial for the type of music I play, which is often very
abstract or complex, involving a lot of layers, etc. Being able to control
the feedback and volume of 8 separate loops would truly complement the
of music I'm trying to play. Would any of you who have heard my music
4. I love the fact that Bob will be providing software updates for the
Looperlative....I think this is really up with the times of modern
technology. And the fact that I can use my computer and an Ethernet cable,
find very attractive.
5. I like the idea of being a part of the development team, as in being
to provide input and feedback that will influence the design of the
This too, I believe, is cutting edge.
6. I can't really see myself owning both my EDPs, or even one EDP, and the
Looperlative. I'm trying to simply my life and not hoard gear, not
complicate it by adding more gear to my list. It's taken me 5 years to get
down to a three space rack and a laptop.
Anyway, that's my spiel. Now, seriously, before I put these two EDPs and
controller on eBay, would anyone consider buying them?
----- Original Message -----
From: "loop.pool" <email@example.com>
To: "LOOPERS DELIGHT (posting)" <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 4:58 AM
Subject: LONG LIVE the EDP and the LOOPERLATIVE was: edp R.I.P ...long
>I wanted to chime in on this thread if it's alright with everyone: