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Re: New Boomerang software

Everything happens for a reason. There are no accidents. I don't know if I buy into that philosophy, but our releasing beta bro-sync software certainly seems timely in this case.

So you can use a single III in a stereo setting because it records in true stereo (unlike some of those pedals from large, impersonal, foreign manufacturers). While there is currently no ability to pan loops once recorded, the following setup allows loop placement in the stereo field.

instrument > mono effects > pan pedal >> III >> 2 amps or 2 PA channels 
(stereo PA of course)
 > = mono and >> = stereo

Some folks are using the bro-sync ability to loop multiple instruments where each has its own III channel, its own PA channel, and unique EQ/pan/effects settings.

instr 1 > III(A) left > PA channel 1 panned 90% left
instr 2 > III(A) right > PA channel 2 panned 30% left
instr 3 > III(B) left > PA channel 3 panned 30% right
instr 4 > III(B) right > PA channel 4 panned 90% right

        Holler if this needs clarification or other ideas along these 
lines pop up.

Mike Nelson

On 26-Oct-13 10:40 AM, Zak Kramer wrote:
I haven't looked on LD in ages, and I did just now because I was wondering 
if anything out there could
supplant my beloved Rang. I've recently gone to a stereo rig, and I'm 
looking for more control of the
soundfield. Lo & behold, I see that Mike has posted new firmware for the 
Rang. Serendipity? Karma? Luck?

So -- here's my question: How does the audio signal path work in bro-sync? 
Can I assign a Rang to each amp? Or
would both Rangs play through both amps? Or....?

I was a Rang III early adopter, and I've used it constantly since then -- 
it's probably the single most used
piece of gear I own. Could a second one only be better? Is that possible?

Zak Kramer

On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 6:26 PM, Mike <mnelson@boomerangmusic.com 
<mailto:mnelson@boomerangmusic.com>> wrote:

             You may be able to recapture some of that EDP freedom by 
making shorter master loops on the III
    when using Sync Play Style. With a 1 or 2 beat master (or even a full 
measure), longer loops can be played
    such that they are aligned in a variety of ways. I hope that makes 

    Mike Nelson

    On 23-Oct-13 5:05 PM, Mark Hamburg wrote:

        I may be misremembering but as I recall one of the really nice 
things about brother sync on the EDP
        was that it synchronized loop length but not necessarily start point 
— or if it synchronized start
        point it did so somewhat independent of recording. I could be 
wrong about this but I know a lot of the
        behaviors on the EDP could operate in synchronized mode but did so 
without forcing one to wait for
        loop boundaries — unless one wanted to. That was one of my 
favorite features of the EDP and something
        I miss on the Rang when working in Sync mode.

        But it's been a while since I've used my EDPs since I went on an "avoid 
rackmount hardware" kick a
        while ago, so I may be misremembering exactly what they allowed 
and didn't allow.


        On Oct 23, 2013, at 11:33 AM, Per Boysen wrote:

            I would say that from a user point of view Brother Sync is way 
            for ensemble jamming than MIDI Clock. Given that this really 
has this
            Rang protocol has the same features as the EDP's original 
            Sync. Good thing in my opinion is that you don't have to 
decide in
            advance which player shall take the sync master role and which 
            shall be the sync slave - like you have to do if going with a 
            Clock system.
            Greetings from Sweden

            Per Boysen
            www.perboysen.com <http://www.perboysen.com>

            On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 8:25 PM, Tristan Zand <zzz@zzz.ch 
<mailto:zzz@zzz.ch>> wrote:

                Sorry to say, but why would you not use MIDI clock to sync 
them together..
                  From a user point of view I mean (we can definitely see 
the interest for any
                hard/software maker)?

                On 22 oct. 2013, at 22:17, Mike <mnelson@boomerangmusic.com
                <mailto:mnelson@boomerangmusic.com>> wrote:

                Hi folks,
                We have a new version of software that allows multiple 
Rang(TM) IIIs to be
                synced WITHOUT any MIDI clock, and are looking for folks 
to check it out.
                It's free, of course, and can be easily downloaded, but 
makes no sense to do
                so unless you have more than one III. This new software, 
to be dubbed V3.1
                when released, has only one new feature, this "brother 
sync" concept. You'll
                need MIDI cables connecting the IIIs.
                I was testing with 3 Rang(TM) IIIs and had some impressive 
results: 12 loops
                could be started and stopped and played together.

                If you're interested, send me an email and I'll reply with 
2 attached files:
                .mid software file (downloaded to the III with a MIDI file 
player) and a
                .doc file describing the software.



Mike Nelson
Secretary/Treasurer, Boomerang Management, Inc.
General Partner of Boomerang Musical Products, Ltd.


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