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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 
with this?

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" <looppool@cruzio.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 
the looperlative

>I wanted to chime in on this thread if it's alright with everyone: