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Re: square waves/repeater

On Nov 1, 2007, at 5:20, Daryl Shawn wrote:
>>> do looping machines such as the Repeater which offer some pitch
> control also have an LFO?<<

On Nov 1, 2007, at 14:33, Goddard, Duncan wrote:
> no, but you've given me an idea, for which many thanks. the  
> repeater can
> be made to respond to midi controllers, & so a sequencer playing  
> back a
> midi controller with continuously varying value could be used to
> modulate things in the repeater. I'm going to try CC14, which is  
> (IIRC)
> the newly available controller on the repeater that makes pitch &  
> tempo
> change together...

Many years ago, when I had a Repeater, David Torn hinted me at the  
trick of running a MIDI sequencer synced to the Repeater and sending  
in MIDI to do "square wave pitch modulation" of loops. First I tried  
CC14 but the Repeater was too slow to react in a musical way. Then I  
tried MIDI notes and that was working like a charm! Simply select one  
of the track select buttons on the Repeaters front panel and send  
MIDI notes into the machine; it will then hook up that track to do  
pitch follow according to the received MIDI notes (just as the  
Augustus Looper AU on Mac does). Bill Walker also used to play with  
this Repeater technique before he was bitten by the Looperlative. I  
pretty much do this old Repeater trick these days on my looping  
laptopo by scripting in Mobius.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
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