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Re: Need suggestions for sampling/storing loops

Seems reasonable, but he said he already had the loops on MD and that
wasn't adequate for his performance purposes. He didn't say why though.

I presumed it was because he wanted variable lengths on them, which
recording long sections of the loops and adding the volume pedal you
suggested would resolve.

It seems to me that the quality of an MD would be good enough for live
performance, especially considering that he thinks it's good enough for
 loop archival purposes.

Or maybe his reasoning is the ability to select and start loops
quickly, without a pause, without changing media. If so, the Repeater
would rectify that. It'd also add the ability to change the tempo &
pitch of the saved loops on the fly.

So, I guess the question goes back to you, Michael. What are your needs
as far as a performance machine?


--- Jonathan El-Bizri <ssrndpty@hotmail.com> wrote:
> How about a unit that allows stereo 44.1k loops, upto 80 mins in
> length for
> ~$20? Buy a cd player, and burn your own cds. You'll probably want a
> volume
> pedal for it too. Make sure you get one that doesn't pause between
> tracks,
> or when on repeat, and doesn't beep or make other noise when you
> press the
> buttons.
> It won't synch up with other gear, but that shouldn't be a problem
> for you,
> since neither do your other loopers.
> bIz
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Yoder" <myoder@tamiu.edu>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 8:11 AM
> Subject: Need suggestions for sampling/storing loops
> >
> > --
> > Hi fellow loopers,
> >
> > After searching the LD archives, I really didn't find too much of a
> > definitive answer to my question:  What's the best product for
> > sampling, storing, and sequencing loops?
> >
> > I use the Line 6 and Boss RC-20 loopers, primarily with fretless
> bass
> > and e-bow.  Currently, I back up my favorite loops to a minidisc
> > walkman, but this is not suitable for recalling the loops in live
> > performance.  Some loops can be recreated on the spot (the pieces
> are
> > often based on developing loops through time), but some loops are
> too
> > harmonically intricate to reproduce accurately in a live setting,
> > especially with a fretless instrument.
> >
> > What I seek is a suitable sampler/sequencer---a dedicated unit in
> one
> > box without the need for a computer---that can easily be carried to
> a
> > performance, to play back stored loop ideas as supplements to my
> live
> > looping.  It might be nice to also be able to sequence percussion
> > parts and synth washes, etc.
> >
> > Would any of the modest-priced units such as Boss SP-505, Korg
> > Electribe S, Zoom ST224, Yamaha SU700, etc. with "Smart Media
> Cards"
> > be adequate for storing and sequencing a bunch of 2-14 second
> loops?
> >
> > If anyone has done something like what I've described, and/or has
> any
> > suggestions for me, I'd surely appreciate it.
> >
> > Thanks.
> > Cheers,
> > Michael
> >
> >

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