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Re: important question!

  Thanks very much Kim for the great advice and info...  (-:



At 07:08 PM 3/16/98 -0800, you wrote:
>>At 07:27 PM 8/19/97 -0700, Goddess wrote:
>>>  Hi all, does anyone know about any plans to give the edp the ability 
>>>save it's current audio data on a floppy?
>the current hardware doesn't have any way to support such a thing. you
>wouldn't want to use a floppy anyway, that's too small too hold much audio
>>>  Is there any way to save this
>>>information via sysex?
>yes, you can do midi sample dump, which is unbearably slow if your loops 
>any longer than about 1 second. (midi sample dump is just slow, nothing 
>to do
>with the echoplex.)
>>>As a comment, I think it would be nice to have
>>>somehting like a scsi port to plug a disk drive into.  It's a pain to 
>>>things up to cassette all the time...
>I agree. We (aurisis research) certainly plan to add support for such 
>to our software someday. It will be quite some time before it would show 
>in any products, though.
>One idea for backup is to us a sequencer program that supports hard disk
>recording. Record the loop audio from the edp to the hard disk, and add 
>commands in the sequencer for start and stop record at the beginning and 
>of the audio loop. Then when you want to load the loop back in, you just
>play the sequence. It would start record on the echoplex while playing 
>to it, and stop at the correct point. You could also have midi commands in
>the sequence that set all the parameters to where you want them for that
>particular loop. So you would  play the sequence and be all ready to go. A
>nice benefit of this is that you could actually listen to the loop while 
>is "loading" so it might even be more convenient in real-time use than
>waiting for a scsi load. The down side would be the extra pass through a/d
>and d/a convertors.
>Kim Flint                   | Looper's Delight
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