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Re: history of loop devices?

On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 6:11 PM, Richard Sales <richard@glasswing.com> 
> I always thought the looping tape Echoplex was the first off the shelf
> looper.

"First made in 1959" according to Wikipedia,
But did it have Sound-On-Sound already back then?

I remember I bought a Roland Chorus Echo tape delay in 1979 that
offered Sound-On-Sound, i.e. looping, capability within the same box
(not needing two tape machine and splicing together a long tape loop
between them) and I got the impression that the Roland Chorus Echo was
pretty new then, complementing the older Space Echo. I sold the Chorus
Echo quite soon due to the annoying tape hiss, but it was fun looping
as long as you could stand that dull under-the-carpet sound :-)

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen