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Re: What can blind and visually impaired loopers do?

Hi Tylor,
That might work well if you only play your instrument with one hand,
but I suspect you'll want some foot control to start and stop loops at
least, so  you start and stop in time.
But you can also use a table top controller of some sort, possibly
even some midi control  buttons on a midi musical keyboard. Plus, if
you were to use a controll surface such as the behringer fader control
fcb2000? is it? Then you could probbly fade loops in and out and

Controlling something with your feet isn't bad. I take my shoes off
usually so I can feel the buttons better.
Just some thoughts.

I'm in the market for a new looping option. Trying to decide if I want
a boomerang or a computer and pedals. Just rangling a computer on
stage doesn't sound like much fun.


Have fun!

On 12/6/13, Tyler <programmer651@comcast.net> wrote:
> 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
>>> 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