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Re: Re: Re: Footcontroling of the Elektrix Repeater

Late to the thread, but I must say to Oliver, the original poster, that the repeater is my favorite looper that I forget I have! Im so glad I have never sold it. Its sad tat dev on it has stopped, and for a while I was investigating the possibility of limited and authorised fan development. I managed to tack down the current owner of the pitch stretch software and had a few mails back and forth about how we might set up some license for one dev to work on upgrades. Not me you understand, I was just gonna project manage the thing. Anyway.. it fizzled out.

However, I still love the repeater, and have a number of ways of controlling it. Ive got the mini keyboard set out on foot pedals. Also I spent a hell of a long time making a set of preset "chords" that I can trigger from iPad (Oh I should say that Ive mapped all repeaters controls (and hidden controls) to iPad via the missing link box and TouchOSC.) So a simple drone, copied to all tracks can be turned into chords, but think what happens when its NOT a chord, but rhythmic input, and then changed via iPad.

If the EDP is the timing oriented chop and cut looper, the Repeater is the killer "ambient" looper. Its great to have the feedback quite low and use as an echo machine, where the echos are pitched, now with V2 software, you can press and hold a track to get individual play stop reverse of any track, so tracks can be brought totally out of synch.

It has its quirks, I wish I could record to all tracks at once, I wish the trim controls would have midi commands, then repeater would have true loop windowing, instead of the manual (also fun) knob grabbing version. I wish it would NOT take forever to get to new pitches or slips (some like this... Per I think? I think its a quirky effect, but would be more usable if it didnt!) I wish I could end operations with alternate commands, be a bit less anal. For example, overdub on track one, then instead of stopping overdub, be able to go straight into track 3 and overdub there.. 

But its a lovely machine, my first REAL looper, and it still amazes. And I havent had the noise mod done... money you know.. damn...


On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 6:10 PM, Kevin Cheli-Colando <billowhead@gmail.com> wrote:
Oh man,

Ricks telling the candy dish story again ..... :-)

Said in anticipation of the coming holiday gatherings in the US where many of you will no doubt be hearing many of the same stories again.

Wish I still had my Repeater in many ways (and a candy dish too).


On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 10:57 PM, Rick Walker <looppool@cruzio.com> wrote:
.................still,   thumbing and controlling the overtones of a brass candy dish with my mouth
, rhythmically, and then controlling the resultant loops' pitch over three octaves was worth the
price of admission for the Repeater, imho.


Till now you seriously considered yourself to be the body and to have a
form. That is the primal ignorance which is the root cause of all trouble.

- Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950)

Mark Francombe
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