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Re: wikipedia page on livelooping

Just my 2 cents... but using loops in the studio environment or performing with any sort of prepared media, while a valid use of technology and a popular option, isn't looping to me. Looping is all about watching a performer create a musical tapestry right in front of you. There is nothing, and then the performer makes a sonic work of art. When done by a talented and creative musician, it's breathtaking.

I've seen singles and duos, or even full bands, play with backing tracks, and I've seen performers that do true looping (my definition), and the latter is more spontaneous, interesting and much preferred.

        Alright, let the tomato throwing begin. ;^)

On 24-Mar-14 2:38 PM, Sylvain Poitras wrote:

On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 3:23 PM, Tyler <programmer651@comcast.net 
<mailto:programmer651@comcast.net>> wrote:

    I think that looping is looping, whether
    it's done in real time or with a computer program when mixing.

I personally come from a tradition that puts more emphasis on performance 
and views recording as a way of
documenting that performance.  My use of looping follows that tradition by 
using loopers as instruments to be
performed.  I may well be wrong, but it doesn't seem quite the same as 
preparing a track using loops or
hitting a button to trigger a clip.  Having done all of those things, I 
personally find it very different.
Note that I do not mean to imply that we should only discuss livelooping 
on this list.
We probably don't need to sidetrack this discussion further, let's agree 
to disagree on this one ;)


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