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Re: A Repeater suggestion

I'm really sorry but I can't get behind the nicey nice "everything is
beautiful in it's own way" mentality going on about the wet/dry mix
issue.  We're not talking about some oddball feature, like being able to
"slip" tracks of a loop (which I admit is a cool feature).  We're
talking about basic design here.  The argument that it's supposed to be
a hardware version of ACID doesn't fly either.  ACID as far as I know,
doesn't record you in real time and drop you into a loop.

I know nothing is "perfect" and we're dealing with the first release of
a complex piece of gear, but that doesn't mean there wasn't an oversight
made by Electrix.  I don't know about the rest of you, but when they
contacted me about features, I said "The footcontrol HAS to have access
to wet/dry mix and loop fade rate.  Is that a lot to ask?  I don't
really think so.  If you bought a car that didn't let you shift into
reverse without turning off the car and restarting it, you'd make due.
I'd bet you'd opt not to buy the car though, or if you couldn't, you
wouldn't buy another car from that company in the future.  Wet/Dry mix a
universally useful feature, as decades of gear design have proven.  No
need to change for the sake of being new or quirky.  How many of you
like the fact that VCR manufactures have taken the menu functions off
your VCR and make them accessible only by the remote?  NO ONE.  OK, I'm
getting off the track, but you get the idea.

I also don't buy the "get one of each!" mentality.  Sure, in a perfect
world I'd have enough cash to have every single piece of gear ever made
in my mansion, and a second of each for my yacht.  However, the CEO
announced at our monthly staff meeting that if things continue as they
have been, 10% pay reductions are around the corner.  (anyone need to
hire an AfterEffects/Flash/Director/Photoshop guy?) One of the nice
things about this golden age of looping is that it's no longer a
technique of the wealthy.  So if Daemon is reading this, go over to your
engineers and say, "When can this be done?" and I swear I'll be first in
line to pay for an OS update.

Mark Sottilaro

Tom Ritchford wrote:

> At 9:24 PM -0700 8/28/01, Andre LaFosse wrote:
> >When was the last time you saw individual track wet/dry mixes on
> >an ADAT or a reel-to-reel tape recorder?
> Well, my DA-88 lets you switch whether or not you monitor
> the inputs, outputs or neither.  Reel-to-reel tape decks
> do that too...
>         /t
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