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Re: How come pop music never comes up here?

One reason might be that singer songwriters normally do not buy a
looping pedal out of interest for looping but rather for covering up
for lacking backing musician and getting a show together. If you are
not very interested in looping per se you don't spend time posting to
this list. :-)

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 11:55 AM, mark francombe <mark@markfrancombe.com> 
> On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM, andy butler <akbutler@tiscali.co.uk> 
> wrote:
>> ...but rock bands looping their recordings secretly in the 
>> studio...that's
>> really dull
> Of course, because its often used to hide bad-musicianship (theres the 
> pot
> calling the kettle black) but theres till alot of looping in a band 
> context
> that kinda works BECAUSE the loopy-ness of the track is important, Tell 
> me
> that Ministry didnt loop all their rock stuff.
> Nowadays I think of looping on a DAW as not being looping at all, but
> "recording". But thats cos I primarily make music solo. I still like it 
> when
> I can hear that the band were playing together, in the same room, all at
> once. And that sound is rare nowadays, even if the band IS playing live, 
> it
> often gets so over polished in post, that they maybe could have just 
> looped
> the shit.
> I still maintain that the reason that I love looping is because it sounds
> looped, I love the simple guitar 4 bars where theres a little string 
> scrape
> or accidental, that comes around and and around. (but now Im veering back
> into the topic of another thread.)
> I think the simple answer as to why pop music is not represented here too
> often is simply that pop music is rarely live. SO live looping is kinda 
> out
> of the picture. However Im sure there must be many "pop" musicians buying
> loopers now top acheive in live shows, what they put together in the 
> studio.
> But you wont find them there because looping is not at the core of their
> work.
> --
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