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Re: Boomerang with Sidecar

> I realize you might be rolling your eyes

This is the least eye-rolling, most facilitating, bunch of co-learners on 
the internet.  Sweat not.  
Now, that said, I know next to nothing about the Rang.  Just wanted to 
say, LD is a safe house for noobs and maestros alike. 


On Aug 3, 2011, at 10:33 AM, Brian Carabee wrote:

> I'm probably misunderstanding you. You guys are far more advanced than 
> I, and my exposure to the various models of loopers is limited. Maybe 
> this is an opportunity for me to learn something. Can you tell me 
> exactly how you define "longpress" and "shortpress"?
> On the Rang, each bonus button can each be assigned both one function 
> with an immediate tap, and another function with a 1 second hold. As far 
> as I can see, no matter what the function, the tap invokes the function 
> instantaneously.
> So with the sidecar, you have a total of 4 bonus buttons that can access 
> four functions with an quick tap, and four with a 1 second hold.
> As an aside, there is now an ability to set "Stack" to "Momentary". 
> Instead of tap on, tap off, you can hold it down to stack and let it go 
> to stop stacking.
> I realize you might be rolling your eyes, LOL, because I'm 
> misunderstanding you, but I'm here to learn, so if you care to enlighten 
> me I'd be grateful.
> Brian
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "andy butler" <akbutler@tiscali.co.uk>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 9:01 AM
> Subject: Re: Boomerang with Sidecar
>> hi Brian,
>> my point is not the timing of the longpress functions,
>> but that of the shortpress.
>> The function, in some cases at least, can't be activated
>> until the switch is released, rather than when it is pressed.
>> (the EDP gets round that by careful pairing of short and long functions)
>> That's the cost of having 2 functions on the button.
>> That means, if you hit half Speed it will be delayed,
>> even though it's put on a Shortpress button.
>> ..and that's a time sensitive function.
>> So, is it possible to config the bonus buttons for just
>> one instantaneous function?
>> andy
>> Brian Carabee wrote:
>>> Before my Rang arrived, I thought that would be an issue but it never 
>>> has been. The Loop buttons of course are instantaneous, and it's easy 
>>> to assign non-timing critical functions to "Hold".
>>> So, for example, I will assign things like "Once" and "Fade" to Hold, 
>>> because timing isn't critical on those. In fact, I find in actual 
>>> practice that Holding has never been an issue, to my surprise. I think 
>>> it's one of those things where in theory, it seems like Holding a 
>>> button for 1 second to invoke a function would have to present timing 
>>> problems, when in actual practice it turns out to be a non-issue.
>>> Hope that helps.
>>> Brian