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It's that time again! 2005 Biennial Looper's Survey

Hey Loopers - Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

In November of 2003, we did a survey of the LD list members to find out 
what devices they were using for live looping.  It was very informal and 
pretty disorganized (I think I still have a headache...), but I tallied 
the results into a spreadsheet and posted a PDF version of those results 
in the Looper's Delight File Library 

It's now two years later, and I figured it might be time to try it 
again.  This time, we won't clutter up the list (or my brain!) with the 
responses, but instead I'm preparing an online survey form to capture 
them.  The survey will be anonymous (unlike 2 years ago), but the form 
WILL use cookies to ensure that surveys are only submitted once.  Well, 
once per computer - but what would really be the point in trying to 
screw with this survey? :)

I'll host the survey, and I give my personal assurances that the data 
written/read by the cookies will only be used to block multiple 
submissions.  I will NOT provide this information to anyone else, and 
cannot see the contents of your cookie myself.

I've started to prepare the form with the following loopers listed (see 
bottom).  I'll take any suggested additions into the list until 
Saturday.  At that point, I'll post the survey and leave it open for 
about a month so that we get the maximum number of respondents.

You won't be able to "write in" a looper once I post the survey.  I will 
continue to take offline (emailed) requests for off-list loopers after 
the survey starts, but I will have to add them to the results manually 
at the end of the survey.  So please - take a look at this list and ask 
me to add anything YOU are using as a looper that is not represented.  
Part of the fun of this survey is to see what other unusual devices are 
being used.

Finally - last year we had some confusion about what to include in the 
inventory.  Some folks were posting gear that they used for loop 
*mangling* or pre/post loop effecting.  There was also some confusion 
about "samplers" vs. "live loopers".  I propose that:

- we do NOT try to inventory effects devices used for per/post loop effects
- we do NOT try to inventory units used to playback prerecorded loops or 

Instead, if those things are of interest to others, we can start a new 
thread and post them - or perhaps I can setup another survey in the 
(distant) future to capture that data.

Here's the list - let me know what needs to be added:

*Echoplex Digital Pro
Electrix Repeater
Line 6 DL-4
Lexicon Jamman
Digitech Jamman
Kaoss Pad I or II
Ableton Live
Boomerang (Orig or Plus)
Akai Headrush
Boss RC-20 (or RC-20XL)
Lexicon Vortex
Line 6 Echo Pro (Rack)
Zoom 2100
Lexicon PCM42 or PCM70 or other
Boss DD-3, 5 or 6
Boss DD-20
Boss GT-3, 5, 6 or 8
Digitech RDS 7.6 (or similar, incl PDS series)
Native Instruments Reaktor
Sonic Foundry Acid
ZVEX Lofi Loop Junky
Lexicon MPX G2
Digitech 2120 or 2112
Eventide Orville, Eclipse (or other)
Roland VG8 or VG88
Roland GP100 (or similar)
Augustus Loop
Electro Harmonix 16 Second Delay (new or reissue)
Maneco Looper (any type)
Digitech GNX (any)
TC Electronic 2290 Delay
DJRND3 (or C-Loops or Peavey Grabber)
TC Electronic D-Two Delay
Akai Samplers (any)
Roland Samplers (any)
Yamaha Samplers (any)
Maestro, Roland, Guyatone, etc Tape Echo machine