On Jan 2, 2011, at 11:48 AM, Mark Hamburg wrote: > For someone who is as hands on with their equipment as you are Rick, it >seems like a pair of DD-20's plus the SL-20 could make for a rather >interesting way of building and manipulating textures. But I haven't used >either pedal, so I can't speak from experience. I've certainly been >tempted to try this but I would probably want to convince myself that I >could do enough just using my feet. And at that point, I probably would >be better off using one of my exiting loop boxes and possibly an SL-20 >since I could get MIDI sync going that way. That said, for an a loop + effects box the Line6 M13 or M9 is also pretty attractive though the loop itself is mono. So, one question would be: How cool is the SL-20? (And a related question might be: How does it compare to the Adrenalinn?) Mark P.S. I too think Roland often does some amazing stuff that then seems to just miss the mark in some way. An example from several years back: The SP-808 and HPD-15 share similar effects. (Presumably there's a library of effects algorithms floating around at Roland.) Like the SP-808, the HPD-15 also has three knobs and a D-Beam controller. But can you do realtime effects manipulations with the HPD-15 the way you can with the SP-808? No. Grrr. Realtime effects manipulation plus a good live MIDI looper in place of the somewhat lame sequence recorder would have made the Handsonic a pretty cool instrument. I swear off Roland equipment periodically and then find myself getting sucked back in.