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RE: Using tap tempo on Repeater

Yes.  I've had several problems arise when jumping back and forth between
the sync modes as well.  It seems that the tap tempo does much better when
tapping in a tempo that is faster than the current tempo.  Sometimes it
takes only two taps to register.  Other times it takes three.  Otherwise, I
have trouble tapping a tempo any slower than about 70 or 75 bpm (I think my
record is 67).  It seems like the gap in between the taps is big enough to
make the function reset and read the next tap as the first tap (or 
like that).  Faster taps are more easily recognized for sure.

I also had some problems getting the user and midi modes to sync after 
beat detect.  At one point in the evening, beat detect erratically jumped 
to a very fast tempo and when I switched to midi sync, it remained at that
same tempo which was much faster than the master clock was sending.  The
same thing seemed to happen in user mode (it kept wanting to jump back to
the fast tempo that was established in beat detect mode).  But I'm checking
into it.  I may have overlooked something (like a simple reset or clear 
switching modes?)  I don't know.  There are a lot of variables so it's
likely that it's my own fault.

Amazing device though.  I had a GREAT rehearsal last night with my drummer.
We had a blast.  I'm downloading ACID Express as I type.  I'm going to load
some ambient textures onto my new 128M card (which formatted in about three
seconds with NO problems).  Does anyone know if there are any other ways to
get .wav loop files on my PC onto my CFC with using a USB-CFC hookup?  Or 
that the best bet?  Thanks.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mountain Man [mailto:mtman@cloud9.net]
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 6:40 PM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Using tap tempo on Repeater

I've been using my Repeater for a few days now and absolutely loving it,
although I'm seriously bummed that I don't have a "vintage" model with
the upside down card (does the fellow who was complaining want to double
the value of my 'peater by trading cards? <g>)

There are a couple of things that are still eluding me.  One is the use
of tap tempo.  I haven't been able to get it to work as I expect.
Here's a sample scenario:  I start with tempo dialed in at 72 bpm.  With
the 'peater in User sync, and tempo lock "off", I tap the the "Tap
Tempo" button on every other blink - expecting to lock on about 36 bpm.
What happens is that the tempo shifts slightly after several taps, say
from 72 bpm to 70.5, for example.  I am able to dial it down to 36 bpm
using the tempo knob, but not by tapping. I've tried different
combinations of sync mode, and tempo lock - none of them properly lock
onto the tempo I'm tapping.  Have others had this problem?  Do I have a
buggy unit?