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Re: Am I good enough for my looper?

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-----Original Message-----
From: Graham, Lindsay <lgraham@post.cis.smu.edu>
To: 'Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com'
Date: Friday, January 25, 2002 11:27 AM
Subject: Am I good enough for my looper?
>It's been a long while since I posted, but I've been keeping up with
the>list by reading the archives on the web.  This list constantly
>I recently got my Repeater (thank you, Alto) and I have to say, the thing
>scares me to death.  I have been only dabbling in loops, it seems.  My two
>DL4s have produced some amazing textures, but this Repeater thing, well, 
>has frustrated me beyond my coping.  Or rather, I have frustrated me.

Lindsay    -
maybe it just doesn't fit with what you're striving for sonically speaking.
I have a RPTR and it now sits in the closet (downgraded from sitting
impotent atop my amp) and it will stay there until i'm good and ready to 
it. in the meantime i have found that i didn't need a RPTR to get what i
wanted across, so it wasn't/isn't being used. it's just an instrument, it
either fits you now or it doesn't. frustration cramps creativity.

This>is the first piece of gear I've owned that hasn't fed the Gear Lust
false>logic of, "well, if I get this, I'll sound better."  It is better 
I am.>Its capabilities and the vast sonic potential it holds has petrified
me and>I haven't produced anything I couldn't already have done on the DL4.
I know >that much, much better can be done.

well that being said, i'm an old hand at buying way too much gear and then
never selling it because i felt that i had to own the sonic possibilities 
said tool. so i have very little fear when investing in something as cheap
as the RPTR (never recorded with it, way too slow). of course i used it in 
way that it sounded like a fuzz, but have found my EDP makes a much better

Witness, for example, Mr. Torn's>transcendent Splattercell work (btw, I'd
love to find out more about Gareth>Williams, whose Remiksis  track I love).
The Repeater is challenging me and
>I feel I have failed it.  How does one make that leap in one's own
progress?>Music is so personal to me; I am not patient with it and grow
easily>discontent.  A piece of gear I thought I'd torture with use, the
Repeater >now most often sits in sleep mode, mocking me with long, slow
blinks.  How>do I overcome this?  Where is the breakthrough?

I think you know what you'd like to sound like by now, so go with that.
gear is just stuff we use to communicate, like language.

best regards, Pedro Felix - NYC 2002