Looper's Delight Archive Top (Search)
Date Index
Thread Index
Author Index
Looper's Delight Home
Mailing List Info

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

[Fwd: drum machines and looping]

Received: from hotmail.com (f166.hotmail.com [])
        by mail2.panix.com (8.8.8/8.8.8/PanixM1.3) with SMTP id IAA00708
        for <nyfac2@nyfac.com>; Fri, 24 Apr 1998 08:42:32 -0400 (EDT)
Received: (qmail 5316 invoked by uid 0); 24 Apr 1998 12:40:14 -0000
Message-ID: <19980424124014.5315.qmail@hotmail.com>
Received: from by www.hotmail.com with HTTP;
        Fri, 24 Apr 1998 05:40:13 PDT
X-Originating-IP: []
From: "Matt Rowe" <mattrowe@hotmail.com>
To: nyfac2@nyfac.com
Subject: Re: drum machines and looping
Content-Type: text/plain
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 05:40:13 PDT

>Thinking about bringing the old HR-16 out of retirement.  Now, I could 
be wrong
>here but:
>1)   I am under the impression that one can, with a JamMan, have the 
old beast
>drive the midi time to the drum machine

woohoo!  another HR-16 user.  i bought mine new, many years ago, when i 
was in high school.  the interface really defined how i approach 
sequencing.  and i still use it often.

i'm a EDP user, for almost a week now (thanks again to those on this 
list who helped me out with that purchase), so i haven't gotten around 
to midi sync-ing yet, but this is something i'm definately looking 
foward to trying.  i'll have to root around to find my HR-16 manual to 
see what it needs, as far as clock information.

i'm fairly certain that it's relatively easy to sync anything from the 
HR-16.  i haven't actually done it yet, but it shouldn't require much 
more than actually plugging in the midi cable and setting a few 

>2)  I am also under the impression that one can have the looper slave 
to the
>drum machine and have the loop lengths determined by the length of the 
>loop, but:

this may be a bit hairier, because of the reasons you state.  you'd also 
have a closed loop of midi cables, which could cause problems.

>        a) the JamMan will occassionally pop because the audio loop is 
>sample accurate             in relation to the HR16.
>        b)  Odd time signatures are a problem.
>Now, I like the idea of having the tempo of the hr-16 vary slightly (by 
>the time with tapping the JM).  It would seem that option #1 would be 
the way to

i really like the sliders on the HR-16.  you can use these to vary 
tempo... but this isn't exactly what you're looking for.

>Now the question is-  am I deluded? 

is this relevant to _this_ discussion group?

> Will this work? 

option 1 should work easily.  i'm not too familiar with the jamman, or 
the midi time code that the HR-16 outputs.  you'll have to read through 
manuals *yikes*.

> and more importantly- has
>anyone here done this (considering the midi prowess of those on the 
list here, I
>would think that (if this is possible) many of you guys have.  

i'll most certainly attempt this in the upcoming week or so.  i'll 
report back.


Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com