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Re: Looperlative LP2 review
Thanks for all of that gear appetite-whetting information.
I have sort of been sitting on the sidelines waiting for production of the
LP-2 to get into full-swing before making a move to buy one.
I sometimes despair that the process will ever get there.
Presently there seems to be a substantial and slow-moving queue for units
built in small batches...or one at a time.
I don't blame Bob - it's just the nature of how things are.
I don't get in that queue because one month I have money and the next
month I don't.
And that's another aspect of "just just the nature of how things are."
I think it would be wonderful if somehow Kickstarter could be used to
jump-start production, marketing, and sales to the point that he could
hire employees and get the whole thing up and going to where all he had to
do was supervise and not build every single unit himself (probably a naive
Your review is tantalizing...and I continue to wait.
On Apr 7, 2013, at 1:34 AM, Mike Oneil wrote:
> Dear All,
> I am a happy owner of a Looperlative LP2. I understand that there were
> problems with the initial roll-out of this product; in fact the first
> version of this pedal that I received (after the long wait that
> frustrated a lot of people) was un satisfactory with very poor sound
> quality. I already owned an LP-1 (since 2007) so I was well-aware of
> the high quality of Bob Amstadt's work including customer service.
> In view of the problems with my LP2, Bob very quickly proposed a partial
> but substantial refund with the understanding that I would receive the
> next Looperlative innovation free. That next innovation was a new
> circuit board which arrived with instructions on how to place it in the
> housing, which I succeeded in doing with Bob's help.
> I say in all sincerity that to me, the LP2 is the most interesting
> looping pedal I know of. I have owned a Boomerang, and an EH 16 sec
> Delay (both since sold). I still own a Line 6 DL4 and M9 as well as an
> EDP digital pro and an LP1. While the LP1 and the EDP are both
> fantastic, they are quite big and a bit unwieldy to bring to gigs, while
> the LP2 is a wonderful creative tool in a very simple small package.
> What do I love about the LP2?
> I love it's many unique possibilities of audio manipulation. All the
> quantize replace functions (thank you Rick!) allow the creation of
> surprising rhythmic patterns which can emerge from playing stuff that's
> not rhythmic at all . The retrigger functions (random, once and
> continuous) also have very creative applications in live playing. 1/4
> speed allows, very, very high, music box-like stuff, or very very low
> sub bass stuff.
> There is, of course, reverse and 1/2 speed, but I wanted to put the
> emphasis on what's unique about the LP2.
> Finally, since yesterday I have connected an expression pedal to the
> feedback jack which enables you to fade out your loops . Last but not
> least the undo function works really well and used in conjunction with
> feedback allows you to return to previous loops which you have faded
> out. The LP2 also automatically stores your loops on the little card.
> So to end, this is my absolute favorite looping pedal with creative
> possibilities I've only begun to explore. If you're interested in the
> creative, audio manipulating side of looping you can't go wrong with the
> LP2. Much respect and gratitude to Bob Amstadt and to Rick Walker for
> inspiring many of its features.
> Mike O'Neil