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Re: blech (pedal choices

>Subject: Re: blech (pedal choices
>From: "Jeff Duke" <jeff_d@embarqmail.com>
>Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 09:48:09 -0400
Hi Jeff
>>Do I get a decoder ring?
>Only if you go the software route! :)
>>>I can tap in a loop that is pretty accurate for most uses.
>>Oh.  Are you saying it has tap tempo?
> that depends on what you call tap tempo. The 2880 works like this: Tap 
>start recording and tap to stop recording and begin playback. This is in 
>quantize mode unsynced. This is the way i use it. this is what I call tap 
>tempo. It works just like the DL 4 in many ways in this mode. If you need 
>the manual I have a pdf.
The only definition for tap tempo I've known up to now, is the pedal or
device has a button or foot switch that you tap at least twice, and the
pedal works out the tempo from that.  
Examples on my pedal board that use this definition in their manual are 
Roger Linn's Adrenalinn 3, Line6 Space Chorus, Nova Delay & Stereo
Memory Man w/ Hazarai.
Your email has just helped me to understand a confusing discussion I had
a while back.

>As a slave in quantize it's the same thing only you press the drum 
>start after arming the 2880 to start recording then the 2880 button to 
>the length of the loop and begin playback. I find it virtually impossible 
>flub a loops timing while quantized in slave mode.
That's much more promising.  Thanks.

>>the ability to store and retrieve loops - rather than a delay pedal with 
>>looper, if you see what I mean.
>I see what you mean but this is not my thing. I never play the same thing 
>twice and can't repeat anything I have ever done exactly. I have basic 
>themes or variations that i come back to.

>Maybe what you need is the software route. Hopefully some of the lappys 
>chime in here. The 2880 will only save one loop on each card. It can have 
>to 4 tracks and a mixdown, etc but this is erased when you press new 
>Some of the "phrase sampler" type loopers can save multiple loops (Digi 
>Jamman) but are not midi.
>Best of luck on all you do,
Thanks again for your time and help.
All the best,
-- G.