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

acctually thats what jamman suggest you to do....just put down some
prerecorded beats ...and you can store them ..ready to go.

and if you get the optional foot pedal then its a breeze to move from
prerecorded rythm to rythm on the fly...but you cant save the loops that 
create in this mode without stopping to save.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brent Santin" <woodenflutes@yahoo.ca>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 11:08 AM
Subject: RE: [LOOP] Help: RC-20XL or Digitech Jam-Man? Quantize feature?

> Once again thanks to everyone for the advice.
> However, I just thought of something: It seems to me
> that the Boss RC-20XL's QUANTIZE feature is really
> only handy when you are creating the "foundation" loop
> that all your overdubs are layered onto.  QUANTIZE
> makes sure that this foundation loop is lined up with
> the tempo.  If I understand things correcntly, then
> once you have that accurate foundation track
> established, you really don't need the QUANTIZE
> feature for the overdubs, because any overdubs you do
> are going to be locked to the foundation loops
> length/timing anyway, right?
> My main "fear" (and hence initial attraction to the
> Boss' QUANTIZE feature) is to be on stage, trying to
> lay down that main foundation beat, and f'ing it up by
> not hitting the pedal at the right time.
> BUT: Assuming I bought the Digitech Jam-Man, couldn't
> I avoid this problem by creating a whole bunch of
> basic, accurate "foundation" loops (i.e. a simple
> hi-hat backings) in the comfort of my own home (under
> no pressure), then store them in the memory of the
> Digitech pedal and call them up on stage to do live
> overdubs upon?  I would essentially be using these
> "prepared loops" like a metronome to layer live stuff
> upon.  Live overdubs can't possibly go out of time, I
> assume, because they must be the same length/cycle as
> the "foundation" loop, correct?
> If this seems to make sense (and I hope it does), then
> this solution seems to solve things...meaning I could
> purchase the Digitech pedal and take advantage of all
> the memory locations it has.
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