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R: Digitech RDS footswitches, looping reverb

Hi Scott,
about reverb looping I can tell Eventide 4000 (dsp or gtr) is a wonderful
machine (you need to use something outside for looping). It already has 
interesting delays with long reverbs inside, the quality and sensitivity to
dynamics is really from another world.
Sure it would be possible to do looping reverb, but you might need some 
delay modules that would be available with expansion cards (...pricey!!!).
Infact reverbs take a good quantity of machine's resources so that you can
add just short delays/loops.
Notice that 4000 has a very strange thing inside: it hasn't a tap tempo
control to allow you to control the start/stop of loop or delay time. At 
moment I am experimenting with a time control module to connect to outside
pedals; if you would be interested I could update you about the results.
About DT Video, may I ask you where did you find it?
I am in Italy and no way to find them here; any suggestion?

Thanks and ciao,


----- Original Message -----
From: Scott A. Martin <scott@morriganrecords.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 8:28 AM
Subject: Digitech RDS footswitches, looping reverb

> I'm in the process of buying a Digitech RDS rackmount delay, and I'm
> to figure out what sort of footswitches I need.  At the moment, the
> functions I'm interested in controlling are bypass, repeat hold, and VCO
> control.  The online manual (thanks a TON, BTW, to whoever posted that)
> indicates that bypass should use a latching footswitch, but for repeat
> it only says "Use a switch that connects the tip conductor to ground when
> activated."  Should this be a latching or momentary switch?  In a related
> question, does anybody have any experience with the Proel "dual polarity"
> footswitch?  I'm uncertain whether it switches between 
> or normally open/normally closed.  Also, if anyone's had any particularly
> good/bad experiences with voltage control pedals with these units, please
> let me know.
> And now for something completely different...
> I've been obsessively watching the 2nd DT video, which I received this
> weekend (more on that below), and I've gotten really interested in the
> concept of infinite reverb.  We talk a lot about delay looping, but
> reverbs would seem to open up a very interesting new texture.  Anyone 
> to share their experiences with these techniques?  Are the Lexicon 
> the only units that allow looping reverb?
> Finally, I highly recommend the Torn video series to any neophyte loopers
> whose looping experiences (like my own) are limited to recordings and 
> discussion list.  Watching DT manipulating his equipment and explaining
> theory behind his technique has really opened up doors for me, and is in
> fact one of the big motivations to purchase the above-mentioned RDS.
> seeing the flexibility of the PCM42, I really want to step beyond the
> "phrase"-oriented looping capabilities of my Headrush, and get some more
> atmospheric/textural things happening.  Kiss that profit-sharing check
> goodbye.... =)
> Scott Martin
> Morrigan Records
> scott@morriganrecords.com
> http://www.morriganrecords.com