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Re: What can blind and visually impaired loopers do?

I think I might get looping software instead of hardware, and learn the 
commands on the keyboard.
Tyler Z
On Fri, 6 Dec 2013 16:28:15 -0800, Rusty Perez wrote:

>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 
>>Behringer 1010 and Mobius. You haven't, by any chance, made a tutorial 
>>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