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Re: LONG LIVE the EDP and the LOOPERLATIVE was: edp R.I.P ...longlive the looperlative
Kris' reasons are very similar to my own (minus the back surgery -
ouch! Hope you're recovering well!)
And I'm serious too - anyone want to buy 2 blondeface Gibson EDP's w/
Loop IV, and a modified EDP footcontroller that can switch between two
Kris Hartung wrote:
> Well said, Rick.
> I can't speak for anyone else but myself here, but below are the
> reasons why I am seriously considering selling my two EDPs and
> controller (soon and for 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 by 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 they 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 can 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 the 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, Half Speed, Mute, and on occasion I hit Record
> after Multiplying to redefine the 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 style of music I'm trying to play. Would
> any of you who have heard my music agree 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, I find very attractive.
> 5. I like the idea of being a part of the development team, as in
> being able to provide input and feedback that will influence the
> design of the product. 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" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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
> live the looperlative
>> I wanted to chime in on this thread if it's alright with everyone: