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Re: what is the state of things with pedals these days?

Ivodne -

Love the room concept. Beautiful :)

On Sat, Nov 8, 2014 at 6:52 PM Ivodne Galatea <takas20@hotmail.com> wrote:
It's stereo out but through phase inversion, bit of a downer that.  And only mono in. Same with the Akai headrush II - mono in five outs (!).  I'm also addicted to stereo which makes a lot of things problematic. Why I got the Timeline - for the stereo preservation. But the sound isn't the same.

The sound - it's (insert every analogue fanboy crush word here). Irreplaceable.

I have a thing going I call lived-looping, where my pianet is permanently on in a room, with a collage of sounds. And people go in and play it, and the regen is just short of endless - it will decay to silence over the collage which is a permanent loop. And people who say they have no music, or people who never played in their life, or people who say that they hate modern music, and people who think looping is bullshit, (and and and  ...) hear the birds and waves and thunder, and go in and play, and play forever. I have to go and get business-types who have come to talk about Serious Things and say "Uh, Doug, the meeting..." after 30 mins or so.

They will play "Mary had a little lamb" or "Advance Australia Fair" or "Loch Lomond" or some pop song, and then by the time they've got to the end it regenerates, and they start to smile, and then they're lost. And a large part of the allure is the SD Deja Vu - everything you do on it sounds like every favourite musical moment you ever heard.

 (SO calls the room "the Kaleidophone")

> From: mark@grubmah.com
> Subject: Re: what is the state of things with pedals these days?
> Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 18:22:04 -0800
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com

> Wow. I remember the Deja Vu but I don't think I'd gone pedal intensive yet at the time. If it were stereo, it would be a slam dunk for me — probably much better than using the El Capistan as a looper. Of course, stereo would also up the complexity of the inserts. I wish I wasn't so fond of stereo chorus and delays.
> As for the TC delays, I pretty much always use them in the quarter plus dotted eighth mode, but the Nova has other options. I'm trying to love the _expression_ pedal with the Alter Ego X4 but I'm finding it to be a pain to program.
> Mark
> > On Nov 8, 2014, at 5:28 AM, Ivodne Galatea <takas20@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > This is not state-of-the-art as it is no longer made, and it hasn't lots of features - but I am completely in love with my Deja Vu pedal from Seymour Duncan. It can't do lots of clever things, but what it does it does beautifully, and I have been using it almost exclusively since I got it despite other pedals with better features.
> >
> > Effectively they put a bucket brigade device in front of a 30 second delay you can use as a looper, so it's effectively a 30 second BBD with all the artefacts I can want. Plus it has an effect send round so you can treat the signal. I got a Timeline because it had that capability on looping, but I haven't really used it yet despite having it for a while. I have also Headrush and Boomerang and a laptop with various things, and I force myself to do planned things with them, but when I go and jam in the odd 30 minutes available, I tend to only use the Deja Vu.