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Re: RC-300

I've been fooling around with mine for a bit, and there are some features that ticked me off too.

I mean, it's great that they've separated the record and stop/play functions - I can actually use that - but they got rid of undo/redo? I used to use that function as a 4th loop phrase. 

They also removed some of the basic guide tracks - like just hi hat sounds. Something like this was well used on my RC-50, and now that it's gone, I have to come up with some other ways of doing things. 

I haven't messed with the midi capabilities too heavily, but when I try to connect it via usb to my laptop to drag/drop files it takes forever! That, and you physically have to remove the cable in order for it to disconnect. 

Lots of great ideas, but some seriously basic flaws. I'll mess with it some more when I get back from tour, but I'm sticking to the RC-50 on the road. 

On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 1:52 AM, Teddy Kumpel <teddykumpel@mac.com> wrote:
I saw it at NAMM. Rico Loop demo-ed it for me... but he really knew very little about the specifics and he didn't seem to want to discuss anything with me.

it's interesting. I like the 3 separate stop/record/play thing... no more selecting...
the effects seem interesting, although, no reverb... but you can choose pre loop or post loop efx, which can make for some interesting things, especially with the pitch function.

there's still no real click track sound and the guide track is still not pannable so you still lose 2 outputs if you're using the click to send to a drummer. I guess I didn't complain loud enough about those things previously.

no more tap tempo button.... weird. So you have to have an external tap tempo if you want to do that.

the exp pedal seems pretty useless. on the rc50 I am able to use an external midi pedal to control the 'selected' loop's volume, which is VERY handy... but now, there's no more selection, so that's gone...

no one knows if it syncs better to other devices or if the midi clock output is actually stable now. I tried to send midi clock to a boss metronome from my rc50 and the metronome couldn't follow it, too unstable... wow... geniuses

I don't think I'm going to run out and buy one any time soon, but I would like to mess with it more.

the new pigtronix looper seems really cool and different.

I know a lot of people who bought an RC300 hoping it would be a lot better than the rc-50 and then sold it cause it wasn't enough of an improvement over the RC-50.
by a lot I mean 3...

> On 9 Feb 2012, at 05:03, Joaquim Carvalho wrote:
>> Hi.
>> Has anyone that is familiar with the RC-50 tested the RC-300?
>> Joaquim

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