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Re: Looperlative compared to laptop...

Spot on.  Well said.  Now, about those black fingernails...  :-)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Lawson" <steve@steve-lawson.co.uk>
To: "Loop List" <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 5:45 PM
Subject: Looperlative compared to laptop...

> >>I have high hopes for this unit.  The only reason I wouldn't see him
> selling many hundreds of units over a few years is that people might
> just decide to go for a computer and be done with it (and get all the
> other stuff too).  But if this works as advertised, it'll beat a
> computer hollow for this one specific purpose...<<<
> For me, it already beats a laptop - I just haven't found a laptop  
> setup that responds in a way I want it to, one that i'm confident  
> won't glitch on me, one where I don't have to look at the screen  
> (everyone has their foibles, and one of mine is that I can't be doing  
> live music while faffing about with the computer itself...)
> Kim once commented that for him, the interest in the Echoplex was all  
> about the interface - that's why he wasn't interested in developing a  
> software version. That makes perfect sense to me. I'd rather use a  
> stack of EDPs than a laptop. But for the way I play, the looperlative  
> does pretty much everything I was using my multiple EDPs for with a  
> few additions, and it does it in a more stable way than any computer  
> set up I've tried.
> Someone commented that 'the looperlative will be cool when each  
> channel does everything an EDP can do' - for you maybe that's true.  
> To me, it's BS. There are loads of things the EDP does that the  
> looperlative won't do for a long time - very specific development  
> ideas that came from the combined wisdom of Kim and Matthias and the  
> others who had input - Andy B, Andre etc - there are things that just  
> work great with the architecture of the box, the brother sync  
> feature, the specific way it multiplies, and a lot of the granular  
> stuff.
> A lot of these ideas may inspire looperlative developments - that's  
> all down to what people request and what Bob is able to implement,  
> and anyone building a looper would be a total fool not to look at the  
> feature set of the Echoplex for inspiration - the current software  
> loopers are pretty much exact copies of the Echoplex feature set -  
> but the LP1 already has a character of its own, it has a different  
> architecture, a different hardware model and a whole load of  
> potential features that the Echoplex couldn't do because of its  
> specific hardware constraints.
> It's all good,
> Steve
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