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Re: What can blind and visually impaired loopers do?

Hi folks,
I follow several lists, and so that's probably why I missed this post
a year and a half ago.

Yes! Blind people can live loop
I happen to be blind, and am a live looper.
I met Cara a few years ago and she incouraged me to try it. It was
something that I had immagined theoretically for a long time, but she
sortof introduced me to it in a real sense, at least verbally.

I am currently a "light looper" :) which basically means that I lay
down one loop, usually guitar, or guitar body percussion, overdubbing
to create a fuller track to sing over.

I have a gateway looper, a Boss rc20XL. I wanted to start
inexpensively.  I haven't found it extremely necessary to see the
pedal. There have been times when the looper has done something
strange which surprised me when I heard it, but generally it records
and loops just fine.

I fully intend to move up in to a roomier looper soonish.

So, tylor, if you ahven't tried it, you should!
For what it's worth, make sure you get a looper which doesn't even
have much of a screen. The bigger boss loopers like the rc 50 and
larger have an actual display on them, and I imagine that this would
make it nearly impossible to use the more advanced features, which
means you've wasted money on advance options.

I'm considering a boomerang III or setting up a software setup such as
Mobius or maybe sooperlooper.

So, yes, blind people can and do live loop once or twice most weekends
here in Southern California. :-)


On 8/1/12, Ed Durbrow <edurbrow@sea.plala.or.jp> wrote:
> This is soooooo what I want to do. I never could get to first base with 
> the
> Behringer 1010 and Mobius. You haven't, by any chance, made a tutorial 
> about
> this, have you?
> On Jul 28, 2012, at 6:52 PM, Per Boysen wrote:
>> I use Mobius and practically never need to watch the screen. I totally
>> loop with my feet, using a MIDI foot pedalboard. If you perform
>> without shoes you can easily feel the kick pads with your feet and be
>> in total control. A pedalboard with ten buttons will give you acces to
>> the traditional EDP style looping (and more!) if you set it up for the
>> ten actions:
>> 1. Record,
>> 2. Overdub,
>> 3. Multiply,
>> 4. Substitute,
>> 5. Speed,
>> 6. Reverse,
>> 7. Previous Loop,
>> 8. Next Loop,
>> 9. Previous Track,
>> 10. Next Track,
> Ed Durbrow
> Saitama, Japan
> http://www.youtube.com/user/edurbrow?feature=watch
> http://www9.plala.or.jp/edurbrow/
> edurbrow@sea.plala.or.jp