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Re: Looper Ergonomics for Sync (ref : Looperlative LP1)

What becomes clear is that by actually using a looper
with many tracks the user gets to find the easy way.

On the LP1, because it allows you to set any track to be master
at any time it's very easy to sync tracks in any way with
just 2 switches plus the ability to select a track.

I don't use the intended LP1 method of having 2 buttons for Record
(synced & unsynced). I use syncRecord all the timne.

To record an unsynced track I simply select it, make it master and then 

Any tracks that are synced to a previous master will stay in sync.

So "sync to XXX" (if needed, because accurate looplength may be enough)
is something the user never has to see, can be kept internally.

I can't imagine the user would enjoy the process of having to
enter "sync to xxx"

So simplest way would be to just have "Set As Master" for the user.
That allows any combination of synced bundles of loops.
Only disadvantage is that user has to remember to choose master
before reocording.

It would be easy enough to show on display which loop is currently master,
and I don't think it's easy to show a lot of info about which loop is 
to which other loop.


On 17/01/2014 05:53, Matthias Grob wrote:
my dream is that any track can be master
and when a track is meant to become slave, it can be defined slave of any 
other track
this allows to establish a new rhythm out of a lost-in-space-rhythm

so the assignment would not be master/synced/unsynced
but synced to xxx (being that xxx can be another track, another loop unit, 
or nothing)