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Re: Why NOT Looping has been good for me.

I love the timing of your post buzap! Very interesting thoughts and im 
glad you decided to share. I just joined a band last week and it was blast 
because I have only looped(mostly in room) or played classical music gigs 
for the past four years. Then the past year ive been working on an all 
bass album(non looping, multitracked) but it gets pretty lonely recording 
12 hour days by yourself. It was a lot of fun to be creative with a few 
other people versus dealing with all the computer issues solo and it 
satifies my need to be a social creature. I agree wholeheartedly with you 
mark about the addiction:) for me it's with software looping. There's no 
going back to hardware for me but I hate/love it.

Todd Matthews

On May 6, 2012, at 4:27 AM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, May 6, 2012 at 2:45 AM, Buzap Buzap <buzap@gmx.net> wrote:
>> 1,5 years
> "Not looping" has been good for me too.
> Although I tend to use looping more like an instrument (rather than a
> recorder to overdub and clone yourself) I have been missing to be able
> to work dynamically with tempo when looping. So  that's what I've been
> doing a lot during the last 1,5 years. Funny that my phase coincide
> with yours BTW ;-)
> In the past my reason for looping was to get more contrapunct powers
> live, the same reason I now like the Stick so much (or any other
> multitasking-friendly instrument). When I was using only guitar, or
> later on the flute, the looper made it possible to perform two part
> stuff by first laying down one part and then play the other part, but
> with the Stick I simply play both parts at once and more rapidly get
> to the point. Plus the extra bonus of instant ritartando/accelerando
> options.
> My focus of looping has shifted. Now the base is playing instrument
> and electronics while I use looping here and there to spice it up or
> like "a soloist in a big band". I'm finding an exciting freedom in
> this new concept.
> I agree with Buzzie that playing with other musicians is fun. Makes it
> much easier to come up with good music compared to solo playing. But
> hey - you can loop in an ensemble as well!
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.perboysen.com
> http://www.youtube.com/perboysen