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Re: blech (pedal choices)

I'd pick up a used Electro-harmonix 2880.  I really liked it when I
used to use hardware.

On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 6:35 PM, Matt Davignon <mattdavignon@gmail.com> 
> 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