David_Mitchell@HP-Australia-notes1.om.hp.com wrote: > > Item Subject: Lotus Notes Message Text > > I'd like to see PAiA or a similar company (small, cheap, mailorder, > do-it-yourself-kits) come out with a looper. If such a thing was > available, I think they'd be hard put to deal with the demand. I know >the > biggest impediment to me buying a Jamman, Echoplex or Boomerang is $$$ - >I > just can't justify the cost for a single-purpose effect that I wouldn't >be > using a lot of the time. For now, I'll stick to my crappy old Boss PS-2 > pedal with its 2 seconds of delay. > > If you consider all the techo knowledge and experience that's on this > mailing list, we'd have to be able to spec out a design (assuming >everyone > suddenly got a few months with nothing else to do!). As an aside: with > memory coming down in price so fast recently, I can't see why you'd need >to > feel limited by sample resolution or sample time any more - just build in > provision for the box to take standard SIMMs up to (say) 64Mb. > > I really hope this discussion in "fanning the creative flames" of someone > out there... > > Dave Mitchell > Hello all. I think that I am coming from exactly the oposite direction. The last thing that I want to do is to have to spend a small fortune buying some kitchen sink effects processor so that I can use one or two effects. IMHO (at least in my price range) effects boxes are like cameras- the more stuff that is built in, the lower the quality of those features. I'm sure that the Eventide XYZDPDQ2000 has pitchshifting that is as swell as their looping, but I don't really have a $100K for it. I have two multieffectors (the irreplacable quadraverb, no doubt dear to us all, and an LXP-15+) but they only have a few effects on them each that I like. I have been a DIY guy since the first day I bought my guitar and my bridge bickup mysteriously conked out, buy I don't know if I have the savoire faire to build my own looper (at least not yet). As limited as my skills are, I still think that in relation to must musicians I am fairly knowledgable. I think a kit would be far too complicated and would alienate most of your market. **** I guess I should take the time and say that I really like this mailing list. Kim, thanks for getting me that info I asked for, and thanks to all the people that put up with my questions in the beginning.