At 10:29 PM +0000 10/31/06, Greg Mills wrote: >Mech, have I noticed you posting on the Looperlative forum? What do you >think of the LP1? How does it compare to the EDP? I've been looking for a >stereo looper for awhile, rather than another EDP. The LP1 looks nice, and >would cost me about the same as two EDPs. Would be interested to hear your >thoughts. I'm out on travel right now, so I'm sorry I keep losing Internet access. But yeah, that's me annoying other people over on the Looperlative board. ;) As for the LP-1, I love it!!! I just wish I could get off the road and spend more time with it. I need to get mine sent back in for the free noise mod (with the second manufacturing run Bob found a way to reduce the noise floor by a further few dB's and offered it as a free upgrade for existing users). In regard to comparisons with the EDP, I'll state up front that I've dropped cash on the LP-1 rather than the EDP. In itself, that fact tells you where my biases lie. However, I have managed to gain some respect for the EDP over time. In the past, I was always rabidly irritated by the fact you were forced to buy a second unit merely to get stereo functionality. Prices seem to have dropped on the EDP since then, so I've mellowed out on that front somewhat. I think it's fair to say that both units have their strengths. As far as basic looping functions, you're obviously well covered with either. For differentiators between the two units, I'd say the 'glitch' functionalities on the EDP, or the asynchronous looping and multiple tracks on the LP-1 for major functions not directly mirrored on both units. That said, the Scramble feature on the Looperlative does a pretty good job of glitching up the sound, and I've heard some people do a darn good job of faking asynchronous loops on an EDP. While I primarily used the Repeater (amongst other things) prior to jumping over to the Looperlative, one of my collaborators uses a pair of EDP's, and we've done a quick side-by-side with our units to check the fidelity. Both units sound good, but we both agreed that the LP-1 sounds better in terms of frequency response and noise level (it should, however, since the basic hardware and design are more current). One of the main things that impressed my pal was that the input settings aren't nearly as tweezy as on his Oberheim EDP's, where he frequently has to play around a bit to get the input level settings just right. More things I really like about the LP-1 include the ease of setup for MIDI control, as well as the ability to set up the commands into 'macros', or sets of ordered commands executed in sequence. Also, I think the Aux Outs are brilliant! I'm using them to actually extend the capabilities of the LP-1, since I can shoot a particular track(s) out one of the Auxes to an effect unit to have it individually effected. Then, if I want to continue manipulating that inside the Looperlative, I can manually feed it back into the LP-1 -- the same sort of manual "bounce" you used to have to do with, say, an old 4- or 8- track recorder -- and re-record it onto a new track or overdub. And, of course, having the realtime control over each individual track is fantastic. Also, don't underestimate the ability to update the unit via Ethernet. Bob is committed to its continued development, and can implement or change features of the unit nearly instantly merely by publishing a software upgrade that can be quickly downloaded into the unit. For example, as Doug mentioned you can now import and export your tracks using an external storage device, thanks to a recent update. (Additionally, Bob has mentioned on the board that he *might* be able to figure out a hardware upgrade that would allow the LP-1 to use something like a CFC/SD card. As always, stay tuned...). Anyway, that just scratches the surface, but like Doug, I find myself using the Looperlative more-and-more as my primary/sole looper when I'm using hardware. Let me know if you've got any more specific questions, though, and I'll be happy to tackle them. --m. -- _______ "You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike..."