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Re: (affordable) stereo (live) looping?

I'm looking into maybe using the Boss DD-20.  It's stereo, has like 23 
sec of loop/delay time and a bunch of other features.  The cool thing 
about it is it's $229.  The bad thing about it is you can't control 
feedback in loop mode.  I think I may be able to get around this using 
it in the effects loop of a mixer.

There's the Repeater, which is my main looper of choice.  Why?  Because 
you can get them for around $600 (I got mine for $550 new!) they are 
steeped in features such as reverse playback, time stretch and dilation 
and best of all (IMO) it will chase a midi clock better than any other 
looper *ever*.  The EDP is great, but change the tempo a bit and you're 
lost.  Bad news is, don't try and find one at the Guitar Center or 
anywhere else.  Electrix went down hard a year or so ago.  You can 
still get service though, though TC Electronics, as they were both part 
of IVL. (a big audio chip/gear maker)

There are a few other issues with the Repeater, but I love mine to 
death.  Every time I think, "I should buy another looper for a small 
show mini rig, maybe an EDP... Hmmm I could get a Repeater for a lot 
less and have it stereo or 4 track mono... hmmmm."  Silly.  Anyway, 
hope that helps.  Not much choice for stereo loopers in today's topsy 
turvy world.  Good luck.

Mark Sottilaro

On Saturday, July 12, 2003, at 02:44 PM, Scott Hawley wrote:

> Dear loopers,
> Please pardon my naivete.
> I'm looking for something that will let me do looping
> in stereo.  That's all I want; I don't need any extra
> features (harmonization, reverse...whatever).  I'd
> like about 15 or more seconds.    Does anyone have any
> suggestions?
> I'd imagine that I could buy two EDP's and sync them,
> or I could even buy something from Eventide, but I'm
> not willing to pay that kind of money right now.  I
> guess I'd like to stay below, say, $1200.  I could
> easily buy two mono pedals like the ones from Akai or
> Line 6, but how to operate them reliably in tandem?
> Reason as I ask is, I have a really great guitar
> pickup (TranceAudio Amulet) that does wonderful stereo
> output and I'd hate to lose that if I wanted to
> "loop."  I'd also like to run my vocals through the
> looper, and it just would make sense to just send the
> stereo "effects sends & returns" from my mixer through
> the looping hardware.  (I do solo shows.)
> I do have a Mac G4 laptop with an M-Audio Quattro
> interface, so I'm open to software solutions...
> provided the latancy is realllly low and I can somehow
> get some kind of foot controller for it.
> Many thanks,
> Scott
> Austin, TX
> (used to live in Berlin -- sorry I missed the
> Loop.pool show! :-(  )
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