kim also said: >The echoplex does it's feedback digitally anyway, so there are a lot less >artefacts developed as the loop fades away than in older delays. (I guess >that is what you are referring to.) In the older delays the feedback path >would be done in analog, even when the delay line was digital. Every pass >went through the AD/DA convertors, and through some analog gain circuits >for the feedback. So you would pick up a lot of noise and junk with each >successive pass. That's probably interesting if sound textures are what >you do, but really annoying if rely on loops to be a more perfect >recreation >of what you put into them. and if one wants to explore (at least) *both* of those musical possibilities, well then..... thisall reminds me of why it's so nice to have the opportunity to utilise more than one type/brand of looper ---and why it's so great that there're now more manufactured loop-devices available to choose from!--- as none of them is built to be as multi-directional as one might like, which is probably as it should be (like any other instrument), each of them offering their own perspective (& that of their designers).....