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Re: Questions about EHX Looper

A little unreleated but does anyone have any information regarding the
EHX HOG Guitar Synthesizer announced at NAMM?  Would love to get some
more info on this pedal.


On 2/7/06, Rafko M <rafko_m@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the e-mail Kim. This device seems more along the line of 
> like new Boss RC-50. What I was looking for was more of a MIDI looper, 
> would be a sequencer and a sampler at the same time, most importantly, 
> one that would allow for "on the fly" style of MIDI drum looping.
> Thanks a lot for the e-mail.
> Rale
> Kim Flint <kflint@loopers-delight.com> wrote:
> At 08:44 PM 2/6/2006, John Tidwell wrote:
> >Did anyone see a demo of the Electro-Harmonix looper
> >at NAMM? I assume it would have some interesting
> >features.
> Yes, I got a good demo. I guess Bill missed it, but if you asked the 
> people they had a demo guy in their sound-proof room with the EH 2880 
> Multi-Track Looper set up. I meant to post about it sooner, and better do
> it quick before I forget the details totally...
> Please keep in mind I only saw a demo at NAMM, where it is easy to miss
> things. I didn't get to try it myself.
> Impressions of the Electro-Harmonix 2880 Super Multi-Track Looper
> * 4 track looper. Each track is mono, but there is a way to link 2 
> for stereo. Plus there is a stereo mix down track.
> * stereo in and out
> * loop recording can be tapped, i.e., tap to start record and tap again 
> end.
> * loop time can also be set quantized to a predetermined tempo, with a
> metronome click.
> * memory is a compact flash card. the one it ships with gives 4 minutes
> loop time.
> * There is only one loop. No A/B loops, verse/chorus/bridge, NextLoop, 
> I asked how one might deal with having a verse loop and a chorus loop, 
> he suggested quickly pulling out the CF card and putting in another! Not
> much point in a large amount of loop time if all you can do is make a big
> long loop. If you put in a bigger CF card you just get a longer single 
> * The card saves the loop on power down. however, again there is only one
> loop on the card. You can't have more than one loop saved and recall them
> separately. Each loop would need its own card.
> * There is a slider for each track to control volume for the mix.
> * The same slider controls feedback. Feedback is controlled during 
> only. Since the same slider is used for mixing levels and feedback, it 
>is a
> little weird if you go in and out of overdub. The slider position sets
> volume in one state and feedback in the other.
> * there is a stereo pan control for each track, to place it in the stereo
> field.
> * There is a mix down function, so you can bounce your tracks to the 
> mix-down track and free them up again for more loops.
> * it has midi sync in and out
> * USB port, presumably for uploading and downloading files to a computer.
> This was only pointed out, not demonstrated.
> * There is a tempo slider. This sets the click tempo prior to recording
> loops. If a loop is playing, the tempo changes. As I recall, the tempo
> change is like tape speed change, so the pitch changes as well.
> * There is a reverse function. As I recall it, all the tracks reverse
> together, but I might be wrong.
> * there is a octave button, which is half-speed as I recall
> * there is a punch-in button, although I don't remember if this was their
> name for overdub or if it was a replace function. I don't remember any 
> of a replace function, so this may be the overdub.
> * There is a track-select button that scrolls through the tracks to 
> the one you are controlling.
> * there is a proprietary external footswitch. It does not have any extra
> functions, just offers 6 footswitches for some of the functions using
> finger buttons on the box.
> * I realize I didn't ask if it can go direct from record to overdub, 
> I don't know. I don't recall him demonstrating it however.
> * list price is $698
> kim
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