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RE: [LOOP] Help: RC-20XL or Digitech Jam-Man? Quantize feature?

The metronome on the RC-50XL is independent of the recording as well.
And mine has about 8 different sound arrays(kick,kick,kick,high hat ect)
as well as the regular...irritating click track.

I've never used a Jam-Man but love my RC-50XL for what its worth.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brent Santin [mailto:woodenflutes@yahoo.ca] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 1:18 PM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Re: [LOOP] Help: RC-20XL or Digitech Jam-Man? Quantize feature?

Wow!  Thanks for all of your quick replies.  So just
to clear up....

1. Is my understanding of the way the QUANTIZE feature
on the RC-20XL even correct (i.e. it chops off the end
of the sample to the nearest metronome beat)?  I am
just reading the online review/manuals, which tend to
be unclear, and haven't actually used the unit.

2. Am I correct in thinking that although the Digitech
Jam-Man does have an internal metronome, it's entirely "un-connected" to
the sampling section of the unit....i.e. if your RECORD ON/OFF pedal
stomps are NOT precisely on the beat, they will just loop on their own
time and eventually drift from the metronome?  I can't really see what
use the metronome in the Digitech is, then (as it would be almost
impossible for a human to have millisecond accuracy on stage - and even
a quarter second inaccuracty will mean timing drifts over the space of a
5 minute song).

If the answer to these questions are YES then I will
definitely have to go with the BOSS pedal.

Too bad they don't offer anything with MIDI at this
price range.

It's interesting that the RC-20XL won't do short loops
of less than a bar!  (i.e. 1 second).  I had no idea
that this was so.  Looks like I will have to keep my
Zoom pedal/delay for stuff of that sort.

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