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Re: Looper Wishlist

I had a nutty idea for a looper a while ago. I was playing around with the
vortex, which has some patches that use dynamics as a control parameter,
mostly for things like echo level and feedback, and was thinking about
other ways dynamics could be used to control a looper. What if you could
replace elements in a loop based on dynamics? If you're silent, the loop
remains the same, if you play softly, the new material is mixed into the
background of the old, and if you play at full volume, the old material is
completely replaced by the new. I can't imagine if playing a device like
this would actually produce anything musical, but it'd be cool to try.

Dave Trenkel : improv@peak.org  : www.peak.org/~improv/

"...there will come a day when you won't have to use
gasoline. You'd simply take a cassette and put it in
your car, let it run. You'd have to have the proper
type of music. Like you take two sticks, put 'em
together, make fire. You take some notes and rub 'em
together - dum, dum, dum, dum - fire, cosmic fire."
                                            -Sun Ra