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Re: Rang 3 update
Thanks for the update Andre. Very interesting.
On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 8:52 PM, André Donawa <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I've been holding out for this since my Echoplex was stolen last year.
> Here's a reply I got from Mike at Boomerang
>> I was wondering if you still plan to make a Rang 3.
>> Would it be ready by the end of the year?
> Hi Andre,
> If you've been following our progress you know we've set a few
> delivery dates
> and missed them all, but I
> believe we are actually getting very close. Here's a bit of info on our
> We have all the parts to make a few hundred units. The circuit boards
> have all
> parts soldered on. The hold
> up is finishing the software which has proven to be quite complex.
> Here's what we have so far:
> * 3 or 4 loops, your choice
> * stacking with undo/redo - "stacking" is adding parts to a loop
> * erase one or all loops - also a loop can be erased while another plays
> * copy loop - a loop can be copied while it or another one plays
> * copy live - this enables "re-sampling" and is very powerful; the
> output is
> routed to a new loop
> * octave - loop plays at half speed and an octave lower
> * reverse - loop plays backwards
> * once - loop plays one time through then stops
> * fade - loops fade in or out with one button press; fades can be 1-60
> seconds long
> * reverse solo - this is an effect and enables you to create reverse
> * Serial play style - loops play one after the other like the Rang(TM)
> * 48KHz sample rate with 20 bit samples
> What's left to do:
> = Sync play style - all loops can play simultaneously and are synced so
> they stay
> = Free play style - all loops can play simultaneously and are not synced;
> this is
> great for ambient sounds
> = stereo recording and playback
> = 24KHz sample rate with 20 bit samples
> = output options using Smart jacks - the III senses which jacks are being
> = Thru Mute function - turns off through signal
> All of the remaining tasks are fairly easy with the exception of Sync
> style, so I think we're on
> course for an October delivery.
> Mike Nelson
> Secretary/Treasurer, Boomerang Management, Inc.
> General Partner of Boomerang Musical Products, Ltd.
> "Some products make you sound better;
> the Boomerang(R) Phrase Sampler makes you play better."