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Re: What can blind and visually impaired loopers do?

A blind friend of mine has a TC Helicon Voice Live Touch.
Tyler Z
On Fri, 6 Dec 2013 17:23:56 -0800, Rusty Perez wrote:

>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
>>>>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