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Re: blech (pedal choices)

just beautiful.
kinda wish the low frequencies were just a little more pronounced

-----Original Message-----
>From: Jeff Duke <jeff_d@embarqmail.com>
>Sent: Jun 2, 2009 11:02 PM
>To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>Subject: 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