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Re[2]: The 2nd CD project.

Excuse my mailer and it's lack of indents... I'll just add my two cents 
here at 
the top. 

Sean mentions track time below and, knowing how I and many other loopers 
operate, track time of less than 5 minutes is just not enough to build a 
dynamic, real-time loop. I would imagine that there are many who would 
prefer to
have possibly ten minutes or more.

What might be a target maximum track time? How many submissions we have 
now? A 
single CD might only cover submissions from 7-10 persons. We might have to 
create a multi CD project to accomodate the entire group! The $100 
should still cover it.

Like Sean, I would probably prefer to hear what everyone's up to rather 
than try
to make this a marketable slick product. We could certainly boil these 
submissions down after the project for a commercial endeavor based on 


______________________________ Reply Separator 
Subject: Re: The 2nd CD project.
Author:  buzzard@world.std.com (Sean T Barrett) at INTERNET
Date:    12/2/97 6:24 AM

>also, I imagine the list of hopeful contributors is much
>larger than what you've got on there.
>I would like to encourage the diversity aspect, too. If the
>initial cd's are going to be a reflection of Looping and the
>community of people at Looper's Delight, then they should try
>to reflect the diversity we have here as well.

It seems to me there are two plausible approaches:

- try to produce a "top-notch" quality "professional" CD,
- try to fit in everyone who wants to contribute.

I think the latter is much more interesting, personally.
Not from the perspective of contributing, but from the
perspective as a listener-who-subscribes-to-this-list.

Now, the above two descriptions are not quite how
people have characterized things far, but I think
it's relatively accurate.  Presumably some people
who might want to share their music with the rest
of loopers' might have trouble producing music of
sufficient quality to fit in the first style.  If
the "problems" are technical, perhaps it could be
forgiven (e.g. mono recordings), although if it's
an issue of musicality, there's not much that can
be done.  (Unlike the "Giant Tracks" example from
Keyboard, one can't go back and "edit" ones loops
very usefully.)

Regardless of which way it goes, I would strongly
recommend and up-front investigation of the added
cost of doing a double-CD.  This would allow both
longer tracks and more participants, in some mix;
increasing the quantity of participants will keep
the cost to each from rising while increasing the
track time will, no doubt, make everyone involved
happier.  (But requiring more sales to recoup the

Sean Barrett
PS: To put this a different way: I'm much more
interested in hearing what everyone is doing
then I am in purchasing a slick "best of".
My personal opinion of course.