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Re: Just finally got my first microphone!

this is the only question i can partially answer about looping!  the best investment i ever made with my mic while looping was an A_B switch so that i could use 2 diff channels for the microphone, only one of which goes to the looper.  also, i think a beatboxed rhythm is just as valid as slapping the guitar.  there's no way i have found to sound like a high-hat on my acoustic yet, anyway.  those are really the only two observations i have while i have been trying to get a pop looper set down.  i have at least 30 songs i can actually juggle with.  setting up the backing vox to "nothing compares 2 U" while layering the other elements at the beginning should make it not so boring for the audience as i layer acoustic, bass, and now lap steel (was organ) to form the structure.  then i switch my mic over to where it doesn't loop in order to sing over the structure.  and it so vocally liberating not to play an instrument while singing. i just go long and record the whole song on that one--  i don't A-B at all.  it never changes, so there is no need to separate the verse and chorus.  that is how i use a mic for looping.  maybe that will help.  the song still goes 5 minutes long, that way, though, a bit long for a pop format, but not too long to really grate.  spiining away will work better, i imagine,  because people don't know it, so they won't be singing the words in their head as i play it to build it up.  this has been my experience....

From: kay'lon rushing <k3zz21@gmail.com>
To: "Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com" <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012 4:27 PM
Subject: Just finally got my first microphone!

Its an M-Audio Producer mic. its supposed to come with avid studio but i bought it used for $15.  Any tips on using mics in looping? Im realllly new to microphone use