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RE: Rang III question and also I need help with clipping and distortion problem.

Mmm, I have the Side Car and yes, it helps a lot for real time looping.
Why you sold the Rang (3?) instead of buying the side car?
And what do you have now or at least what do you find more interesting?


Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 19:59:47 -0700
From: jakebrakesrule@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: Rang III question and also I need help with clipping and distortion problem.
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com

CONGRATULATIONS on receiving your new looper and join the club of folks frustrated with one thing or another with their looper!
My RC-30 gives me a pain. The multiple track switching is so counter-intuitive. And other strange design points as well.
I sold my rang. It needs a sidecar in my humble opinion for normal use. I also did not like a lot of the design elements.

From: Sergio G <simpliflying@gmail.com>
To: loopers-delight@loopers-delight.com
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 10:19 PM
Subject: Rang III question and also I need help with clipping and distortion problem.

Hello to everybody!

I was expecting some "hey! Congratulations!" for my "Arrived" message where I tell I received the Rang II so I am officially a looper :)
Anyway, I have enough chocolate ice cream (I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream) to compensate the emotional damage of this silence.

In the while I am playing with the Rang II.
1) Beautiful! Little. Nice. Powerful.
2) A bit noisy seems to be, if volume is more than 2/3. Is it normal?
3) How can I make a loop longer? I see that if a loop is 4 beats then if I don't stop stacking on time it starts the loop from the beginning and keeps stacking (which is uncomfortable both because I cannot make a loop longer, and because I must be very careful not to reoverub!)
4) I did not pay attention before: it has got no memory extension. So, no SD card. If time is over, time is over. But for now I am confident that the time will be enough. We'll see.
5) Also I did not pay attention to this before: it cannot store loops. I am not interested in a extensive storage RC300 style, I will improvise on stage, I do not need presaved loops, but it would be nice if when I do something nice and I do not have a recorder with me, I could store it on the looper..
6) Other "did not pa attention before": no mic input. So, mixer or mixer. Which is a BIG mistake IMHO. It is so much smaller than a RC300, damn, Mike, put a Mic input please, so I can go where I want with just looper and mic for a very emergency survival loop kit. Loopers are NOT anymore just for guitarists or keyboardists!

Then there are few details more (which I believe they could be fixed with just a software update) but I am taking the time to know it better. Too early to say really.

But apart for these things, it is great. 

Now, the clipping/distortion.
I am doing lot of pseudo techno stuff with it, but mostly with a mic and effects to make my voice much lower and make it sound like an instrument.
So, lot of basses.
I am new to music and this question is probably very very basic but... what is a compressor/limiter for? I was about to buy a RNC or RNLA, or a DBX166xs.
I Just see that in Cubase there is a plugin compressor limiter which helps me a lot in preventing clipping and saturation of sound.
I really need to avoid clipping, saturation, distortion.
I will of course pay attention to the input and gain of the mic, but it happens anyway that there is clipping etc.
Somebody told me I should use a good equalizer but I still have the suspect that I need something different.