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Re: Footcontroling of the Elektrix Repeater

On 22.Nov, 2013, at 3:13 PM, mark francombe <mark@markfrancombe.com> wrote:

> 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.

thats interesting! I guessed its in some big hand, unreachable?
> 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.

hum, thats why you want to record on all tracks at once...
> 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.

if only the evoloop could replace both...
> 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 didn't!)

I always that the impression that this problem ultimately killed the whole 
company. it must be difficult to change speed quickly without causing 
distortions and the automatic adaption to sync again after a speed change 
must be horribly complicated... and the tiny DSP and the flash memory made 
it all worse… yet we cannot even say they wanted to much, its what we 
really need to feel free in terms of musical speed

thats a decent task for you, Jeff! :-)

> I wish I could end operations with alternate commands, be a bit less 
> anal.

what do you mean: anal?

> For example, overdub on track one, then instead of stopping overdub, be 
> able to go straight into track 3 and overdub there.. 

sure… but how does this combine with switching them all on, how would you 
want to control this?
a mono- and a poly-track mode?