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RE: Repeater Synch Workaround.

Hmmm... let me see if I understand this.  I have been collecting a lot of
data in my own explorations of copying WAV files into pre-existing tracks.
This has forced me to clearly define terms to reflect what the Repeater is
actually doing.  The terms loop, track, WAV, tempo, length, size, etc. can
be misleading and very confusing if used loosely - so please bear with my
semantic nit-picking.

The Repeater is primarily a multi-track recorder, so IMO, the WAV files are
the primary files.  LPA simply alters the playback of these files.  So 
make sure I've got this right - a loop organizes up to four WAV files of
potentially different sizes into a common time reference.  The LPA feature
(and associated trim information) adjusts the audio playback to common
reference points that define the length of individual tracks which form the
basis of the loop.  So "track length" does not correspond to the size or
length of the recorded WAV file, it determines how the WAV is
non-destructively trimmed in playback.  And you are saying that the first
recording of a WAV defines trim points that are used for subsequent WAV
recordings in that loop, which defines the final beat placement.   Correct?

BTW, won't overdubbing on a 'silent track' raise the noise floor level?
That's why I suggested going into 'Replace mode'.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Sottilaro [mailto:sine@zerocrossing.net]
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 1:50 PM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Re: Repeater Synch Workaround.

Yes, I do mean a silent track.  Only one is needed, as it defines all four
track lengths.  Since nothing is on it, I went into overdub mode, but I
replace would work just as well, and not have any possible overlap.