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Re: Midi based looping?

I have a Roland Handsonic and was also disappointed in the lack of looping.  It has an internal sequencer and you can record additional layers one the fly....but then it has to STOP playing to save it into the memory.  Also, as you say, the bars and tempo are specified in advance.  So while you can make loops and play them back, this makes it useless for creating new loops in a live setting.
However, I think the newer Drumkat brains work better than you mentioned.  My old drumkat worked by hitting a pad to start/stop recording (which is great), but was limited in the amount of data it could hold...  so the loop had to be very short.  I would check the capabilities of their newest Drumkat brains to see how this has evolved.

wolfereeno <wolfereeno@hotmail.com> wrote:
I'm an electronic drummer and years ago I had a Roland TD7 module that had a great feature that's pretty much like the hardware loopers we use.  (I own a repeater)
Press the footswitch and it goes into record ready mode.  Start playing and it records.  Press again and it starts looping.  Then you can play over it or tap pedal to add additional layers.  Simple but really useful with electronic drums.  But all in the MIDI domain.   The newer TD10 module doesn't do it.  The drumkat does it but in a limited way that's useless - you have to define how many measures and set tempo in advance....
Anyone see something, say a drum machine, groove box, or small rack mountable thing that does this?  Any software that's good at this?


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