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RE: Mobius in a rack unit

You can always set your computer up to autorun your looping software. I did this for a while.Just press the power button and let it boot your software while you plug other stuff in.

> Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 14:47:58 +1200
> From: gigs@paradise.net.nz
> Subject: Re: Mobius in a rack unit
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> From: Rainer Straschill <moinsound@googlemail.com>
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Sent: Sun, September 12, 2010 12:04:16 PM
> Subject: Re: Mobius in a rack unit
> >With a structure like that, there's no need to boot/load the program (i.e. it
> >would startup right after power is supplied), realtime behaviour would be easy
> >to guarantee, and the risk of system crashes would be much smaller.
> >
> >So the idea was to have Möbius in a device which doesn't have all of the
> >negative aspects usually associated with computers.
> > Rainer
> A couple of months ago I was pondering a turn key system like this for
> my floorboard... no doubt there were many concerns.
> However since aquiring a really great rack effect unit, I need a
> computer to drive the editing software for three of my units.
> My thinking was, well I may as well get a light small laptop for that
> and fit it in a rack sliding draw.... then thought Ah! And when I'm not
> editing (ie when I'm playing) I could use it for looping.
> Hence why I've veered in that direction.
> Perhaps a dedicated looping unit would be better, but (for me) it's more
> money, takes up more space and adds complexity (including a laptop
> running editors). Thinking about it there's nothing stopping me getting
> the laptop and using it for everything. If it becomes too much of a
> headache and I run into problems, then I'll consider something similar
> to what you describe.
> -- G.