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Re: replacing parts of loops

This method seems really interesting (i.e. replacing parts with silence and
making ad hoc rhythms).  I have a Jamman and haven't used replace much.  I
sometimes add really random things in or play over the loop and hit replace
at random, but that only goes so far.  I should steal [cough], I mean try,
your method.


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Stecker <cstecker@cogsci.berkeley.edu>
To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Date: Wednesday, December 17, 1997 3:55 AM
Subject: Re: replacing parts of loops

>I use this technique quite a bit.  I'm usually looping electronic (analog
>synths) or processed speech (samples or a live mic).  The music is usually
>big and noisy, which is fine with me, and one nice way to bring it all 
>with a real edgy feel is to replace sections of the loop with new, 
>material. (I prefer silence or a nice soft drone as the new material).  On
>my Ibanez DD200, I turn "hold" on and of with a pedal, and with my
>echoplex, of course, I use Insert in rpl mode.  The insertions are usually
>quite short, and I time them as randomly as possible.  There comes a point
>where enough of the old loop has been replaced that the remainder
>re-organizes itself perceptually into a rhythmic sequence of short 
>of the original material appearing in silence or from that nice, even
>drone.  Often, one section or another of the new, rhythmic loop will have 
>better groove than the entire thing, and I'll use multiply-record to nab
>just that chunk, and then I've got a nice rhythmic beat to build something
>new upon.  When you listen to a voice become a mass of swirling voices,
>then a giant cloud of noise, and then finally that same sound becomes an
>electronic beat, it's pretty astounding.  That's why it's one of my
>favorite things to do.  (It's also real handy when the rest of the band
>just doesn't have the same appreciation for your 25-second looping
>masterpiece, and you need something new for them to groove to.)
>Chris Stecker
>Graduate Student, Psychoacoustics
>3210 Tolman Hall, #1650
>University of California, Berkeley
>Berkeley CA 94720-1650
>Auditory Lab, B-50 Tolman Hall, (510)642-5352   http://ear.berkeley.edu
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