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Re: Jamman v Boss/self-promotion/new work


The DD-20 is a stereo pedal ... I use two of them, sometimes in
sequence, sometimes in parallel. I can also vouch for their
sturdiness, as mine are in constant use (as you will see next month,
when you and Daryl visit Boston).

As for layering, the 23-second delay allows for that rather nicely
(though one could ALWAYS ask for more) and there is also the
Sound-On-Sound aspect as well. Setting the DD-20 to 100% feedback and
100% level gives you a 23-second loop that you can layer away ...
downside is that there is no undo. If you set it up right, you can
kick it over to do reverse with what you've recorded. (The real fun
starts with two of them set at different loop lengths, but that's a
tale for another day ... )

I actually owned a Jamman and took it back to buy my first DD-20 ...
the only pluses I saw to the Jamman was the outrageous storage
capacity ... 6 hours is a long time, even for me. For some reason, I
just can't get into the model that the RC-20, RC-50 and Jammamn use
... the DD-20's have done what I needed them to do for the most part.



On 7/9/08, Jim Goodin <jimgoodinmusic@gmail.com> wrote:
> Rainer/Saajak thanks so much.  I really didn't provide enough info so I 
> see the encouragement for the GigaDelay pedal which I've thought about.  
> attraction to the Jamman is to broaden my looping technique/interest 
>plus in
> a sense have a portable recorder to capture things when I either need it 
> live or don't want to pull out some other equip such as for home sessions
> hence the Jamman's attraction for that plus for looping the storage 
> not imperative is attractive.  What I was more hoping to know was any
> negatives people had run into or technical glitches "design" type things.
> The only limitation on both pedals I see is that it seems to be mono out
> which in an instrument input situation I can understand though a second 
> akin to the Digitech X series Delay pedal I've been using though not true
> stereo I don't think still is nice in that it doubles the feed (guess
> doubles the noise as well) but gives the parallel out.  I may be mistaken
> but don't think I've seen that on the J or B.  I had thought about the 
> but the JM storage is attractive on several levels as said.
> The Boss interest is about some less investment as well as reputation and
> possibly durability though I think that Digitech is reasonable in their
> ruggedness.  That said I'm not overly abusive to equipment.  I always 
>get a
> rise out of the user reviews on MusiciansFriend who are blasting various
> pedals for not holding up to their "stomps"!
> I realize too my music examples had very little to do with looping that 
> might sense the interest in the JM or Boss and possibly I should have 
> those sep as OT but still they were stream of conscious improv's so 
> pertinent to this community.
> I've come from a non-looping or very little efx manipulation/enhancement
> world in my main experience except for the dabling that I've done in the
> last two years largely from the collaboration with Daryl in Chinapainting
> though the interest in the enhancing goes way back.  I am very 
>interested in
> utilizing more technology and looping to a degree in my work both solo 
> with Daryl though in CP I don't want to get in the way of his tape loops.
> I'm very interested in layer creation as opposed to just improvising on a
> sequence.  I have dabbled with Mobius as many of you know but though 
> many of you are quite successful with live laptops my jury is still out 
> them in a live setting though I've come close to using Mobius live.  Too 
> don't have any external controller for Mobius just using mouse/keys
> presently.
> Anyhow I should have clarified better and sorry for that, I do appreciate
> all the input and any future thoughts.
> Best
> Jim