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RE: stereo delay

At 11:34 AM 10/9/2001, g716 wrote:
>This may seem obvious, but if it's 12 seconds you want, record a blank
>12 second loop on the repeater, then go into overdub mode and you should
>be able to avoid the bump issue altogether.
>Yes, recording 12 seconds of dead space in a live performance setting
>might not be convenient.

I thought that was the solution too, until I tried it today. It doesn't 
help. When you overdub a sustained sound over the startpoint boundary of 
the loop the repeater gets a pop in the loop at that point. This is after 
you have recorded the loop and you are just overdubbing sustained sounds 
across the loop startpoint when this pop happens. I guess this is the 
issue" people are talking about. Kind of a strange problem really, I guess 
it might have something to do with the padding they add before and after 
the loop in memory.

Like you, I first thought Simeon below and others meant a different 
problem, where you get a little noise in the initial recording at the 
startpoint caused by the waveform at the end of the loop not matching 
exactly to the waveform at the beginning. Both the repeater and the edp 
deal with this by using crossfade techniques, which improve it a lot but 
are not always perfect. (other loopers don't do anything, so you get 
pops.)  that can usually be further improved by the technique of going 
directly into overdub from record as is easy to do on the edp. Since 
repeater doesn't have the ability to do that direct into overdub function, 
I figured that was what people were having trouble with. Recording a blank 
loop first and then starting your loop with overdub would be a workaround 
for that (although an awkward one), but now I see that doesn't work either.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Simeon Harris [mailto:simeon.harris@bbc.co.uk]
>Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 1:16 AM
>To: 'Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com'
>Subject: stereo delay
>i sold my two jammans to buy a repeater, but at the moment it's not
>cutting the mustard with respect to ambient loops, because of the "bump"
>problem on the loop boundary - so i was thinking about getting some sort
>of delay device, so i can carry on making my ambient loops. what i need
>is actually a very simple device - two 12 second delays in parallel, but
>there doesn't seem to be anything out there that will do the job in a
>rack unit - i could get two echoplexes, or try and find another two
>jammans, or use two of the new line 6 echo pros, or use two tc
>electronic d-two's, but they will all cost me masses of wedge!
>can anybody think of a cheaper option, or know where i could get
>something made, that's not going to cost me an arm and a leg - it's only
>a delay unit, after all!
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Kim Flint                     | Looper's Delight
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