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Re: building our own looper

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 
> biggest impediment to me buying a Jamman, Echoplex or Boomerang is $$$ - 
> just can't justify the cost for a single-purpose effect that I wouldn't 
> 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 
> 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 
> 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 
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.