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RE: Fighting the temptation to noodle

I'm not familiar with most hardware devices but could you simply assign a pedal to feedback amount?

From: mark@grubmah.com
Subject: Re: Fighting the temptation to noodle
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2010 12:14:11 -0700
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com

I find I really want 3 feedback levels on my loops:

* 100%: Really useful when simply closing the loop. Sometimes useful for adding extra material.
* Something in the middle (TBD -- 60 to 70% seems to work well): Useful for evolving the loop
* 0%: The loop is now a long delay.

I don't think anything right now makes this easy to set up all three cases and particularly makes it easy to go into the overdub @ 100% mode from the other cases.

But I need to keep myself focused not on designing a looper (always fun to think about) but rather on optimizing the behavior of a simplified set up to lead me in fruitful directions. I'll see whether I can get something reasonable to happen with overdub control on the M13.


On Oct 3, 2010, at 12:01 PM, Gareth Whittock wrote:

How about adding the occasional extra bit into the loop Mark? 
I also find that setting the loop to less than 100% feedback produces more of an evolving soundscape.
> From: mark@grubmah.com
> Subject: Fighting the temptation to noodle
> Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2010 11:55:07 -0700
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> In endeavoring to strip my rig down, I've been playing with just the looper in the Line 6 M13. This is fun, but I find myself recording a loop and then just leaving it be while I play over the top. From a live looping standpoint, this feels like cheating. Everything turns into one long ambient guitar solo over a static loop which isn't really what I was after. Yes, I could go play with half speed and reverse and sometimes I do, but I still end up back at the soloing over a static loop point fairly quickly. Any advice? Does feedback work well enough on the M13 to make it viable for loop evolution? (I'm finding my existing expression pedals don't seem to give all that precise control with Line 6 equipment.) Or is it time to wire the EDP back into the set up?
> Mark