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Re: blech (pedal choices)

Matt, check this out. DL 4, 2880 and alot of talent!



> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Matt Davignon" <mattdavignon@gmail.com>
> To: "Loopers Delight" <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 9:35 PM
> Subject: blech (pedal choices)
>> So, I'm idly looking into expanding my looping setup, since I'm
>> starting to feel the limits of the looper in my Line 6 DL-4. (Mostly
>> that 15 seconds at normal speed is too short.)
>> So I just spent an hour looking at what else is out there and I'm
>> feeling a bit discouraged.
>> What I'm looking for in a looper:
>> --Simple & easy to use.
>> --at least 30 seconds of looping time
>> --Lets me pick start and end points while recording. (Will not try to
>> autocorrect my timing, or make me choose loop length before I start.)
>> --Reverse function
>> --Half Speed function (or even better - a speed dial!)
>> --Lets me choose # of repeats when not infinite.
>> --Will not drive up the cost of the pedal with stuff I'll never use.
>> --smaller than a hardcover book
>> As far as I can tell, this does not exist. The closest I find is a
>> DL-4, which is very easy to use, but as I mentioned, the looping time
>> is short and I can't control the # of repeats. It's also heavy enough
>> that I don't want to walk around with 2 of them.
>> I'm pretty disappointed in the concept of the Line 6 JM-4. It costs
>> more and doesn't appear to offer more of the stuff I want. Instead it
>> offers me the opportunity to play with imaginary musicians, which
>> frankly I find insulting. Has anyone used one of these? If you don't
>> store loops, how long can a live loop be? Can you get rid of all the
>> dumb preset tracks? Is it otherwise as simple as the DL-4?
>> How about the LoopStation (RC-20)? How long of a loop can you get if
>> you don't store anything? Does it have half speed/reverse?
>> Not looking for rack mounts, software or large pedal boards. I have to
>> fit all my gear in a rolling suitcase on public transit.
>> Shruggingly,
>> Matt Davignon
>> www.ribosomemusic.com