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Re: Fighting the temptation to noodle

This is what I'm doing now and I love it. Two DL4s with volume pedals and 
an a/b switch. Switch from one to the other, fade out the first when 
you're tired of it. You can fade it with the volume pedal or by putting it 
into overdub mode and letting it fade out on its own while you're playing 
with the other looper. It's a nice, organic way to work, IMO.

Darren Nelsen

On Oct 4, 2010, at 5:43 PM, Matt Davignon <mattdavignon@gmail.com> wrote:

> Yeah - get a second looper and a channel a/b switch, and practice
> transitioning from one to another. Doing this right is still the
> hardest part of my live sets - finding a way to get out of that
> "infinite" DL-4 loop.
> Basically I have a DL-4 going into one mixer channel, and a pair of
> old 4 second loopers in sequence going into another mixer channel.
> (The 4 second loopers are also great for introducing elements that
> don't repeat at the same intervals as the main loop - making it sound
> less 'canned'.)
> This setup leads to a lot of DJ style thinking: Has this "song" been
> going on too long? How do I transition it into the next "song"? Should
> it be smooth and graceful, or just a sudden cut? Or should I stop
> looping all together and play only "live" for a while?
> -- 
> Matt Davignon
> mattdavignon@gmail.com
> www.ribosomemusic.com
> Rigs! www.youtube.com/user/ribosomematt
> On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 11:55 AM, Mark Hamburg <mark@grubmah.com> wrote:
>> 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