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Re: Eventide Time Factor

Thanks Ian.
On Feb 6, 2008, at 4:15 PM, Ian Popperwell wrote:

> Hi Chris,
> Just spotted your email again, I'd kept it from a while ago.
> Firstly, the TimeFactor is (in my view) an exceptional delay pedal  
> with incredibly good sounding delay models, great flexibility and  
> lots of options for external control (MIDI, very flexibly  
> assignable external footswitches and expression pedal). It isn't  
> primarily a looper, although for a 12 second unit, it is very well  
> featured with various play and overdub modes, loop feedback and  
> filtering that can be changed on the fly or via footswitches/pedal.  
> It can shift the loop very flexibly too to quarter speed (48  
> seconds), or in fifths, semitones, octaves, etc. you can move the  
> start & end points of a loop (again with external control (or  
> MIDDI). There is a glitch at the loop crossover point which has  
> improved a little with a software revision but I'd really need it  
> to be silent otherwise the glitch intrudes upon notes that cross  
> over the loop point. The looper is in mono and doesn't have a delay  
> of its own (unfortunately). Usefully, you can save the looper as a  
> programme and as such, can save different versions with different  
> settings.
> I am just starting to use the looper a little but mainly use it for  
> all its wonderful delays and controllability. One of the most  
> important things about this unit is that it has a USB port and is  
> already being upgraded, V2(beta version so far) already fixes some  
> major limitations of V1. To have a pedal where the manufacturer  
> seem to be taking upgrades very seriously is great (and about time  
> too). It is expensive. One critisism I do have (which cannot be  
> mended in an upgrade) is that the box is a couple of inches shorter  
> than I'd like - I find the footswitches closer together than I like.
> Hope that's useful info.
> Ian.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Sewell" <lunamusic@mac.com>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 11:02 PM
> Subject: Eventide Time Factor
>> I assume people are using this pedal. Im curious as to how it  
>> works  as a looper. Does it output in stereo as a looper? Is  
>> there  overdubbing? Any Roland like hiccups when going from record  
>> to play?  I'm guessing the sound quality is fantastic.
>> Any thoughts would be appreciated.
>> Regards,
>> Chris