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Re: Synchronizing Real Time Drumming with a Prerecorded Loop wasRe: query 'real time live looping'

I haven't tried one of these, but it might be what you're looking for:


Seems like your drummer could either stomp or hit it occasionally to 
establish tempo (and update the tempo).  Good luck with your work.


Dan Ash wrote:

> >> both sides of the problem..........being the looper or responding 
> to  a loop that I can't control myself, live.
> What about synching my looper to a tap-tempo controller that the 
> drummer manages?
> I have been trying to configure a looping environment for myself and 
> an electronic percussionist who uses a VST sampler/loop playback 
> virtual instrument hosted by his recording software.  I have been 
> taking a sync signal out from the computer with some success, and my 
> Repeater loops stay in sync with his drum loops.  However I'm looking 
> for a solution that will allow us to take it outside the studio.
> Syncing to the computer doesn't allow for tempo changes on the fly, so 
> I figured the logical extension would be to remove the computer and 
> substitute some sort of tap-tempo device.  It seems like I should be 
> able to let the drummer control the looper tempo (assuming they can 
> play to the tempo they establish themselves).  Anyone tried this in 
> practice?  What would be a good tap-tempo device so the drummer could 
> provide the MIDI sync output?
> A secondary consideration - I'd like to avoid using headphones...
> Thanks,
> Dan Ash
> White Plains, NY