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Re: Question on EDP: Non volatile memory?

Until I purchased the Repeater, I probably never thought of having non 
volatile memory as a feature, but now that the Repeater is my main 
looper, I find myself using the ability to instantly off load loops all 
the time.  It's really a great idea.  Usually, I'll just let the loop 
fade away, all zen like, but now it's so easy to pop that CFC into the 
cheap USB CFC reader and "woop, there it is," on my mac.  I've yet to 
actually incorporate any of these loops into pieces, but if you check 
the Electrix forums, it seems as if a bunch of people are using ACID to 
do exactly this.  The other great thing for me is, I can start with a 
loop, go through many more, and then go back to the first one with a 
totally different backing sequence.  I then solo over the old loop, but 
now it has new tempo and even pitch.  Very handy for creating variations 
on a theme.

Mark Sottilaro
On Sunday, September 30, 2001, at 10:04 AM, Matthias Grob wrote:

>> At 7:28 PM -0700 9/29/01, Mark Landman wrote:
>>> The EDP has many great strengths, it remains the solo looper monster
>>> machine, however, off-loading loops isn't the EDP's strength. Midi 
>>> (think
>>> glacial speed, then cut in half) is the only supported off-loading
>>> mechanism. The RAM is indeed non-volatile.
>> Mark, you probably meant to say volatile here? The EDP uses DRAM on 
>> old-school 30 pin SIMMS, so it forgets when it gets powered off.
> How important is this non volatiliy?
> We have been thinking about creating some kind of an upgrade kit that 
> connects to the SIMM sockets but holds some non volatile memory.
> How many of you would be interested in spending  $100-200 for this?
> --
>          ---> http://Matthias.Grob.org