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Re: tempo control with expression pedal?

You won't be able to match speeds with an expression pedal.

You'd need tap time to match the tempo, and a Restart of the loop
to get it in sync. ( well as you're resterting the loop at the chorus 
that's ok )

Only looper I'm familiar with that would do this is the
Electro Harmonix Stereo Memory Man,and I have synced
a loop to a band using the technique.
( I'm sure there's others, but don't know them)

It's not easy though, and the EH SMM isn't very user friendly as a looper.

It's probably easier to re-record the loop at the new tempo, but that's
another problem as most loopers don't make it easy to do that.

As for slowing and speed the loop for musical effect.
I don't know any hardware that hasn't already been mentioned.

This has always been something missing from the available technology.


On 12/11/2014 20:39, Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin wrote:
hi all,

I'm wondering if you've come across a hardware delay or loop pedal that 
can control a loop's tempo with an expression pedal.

Typical situation - a singer I'm working with records a chorus at one 
tempo -- but the second verse went faster. If we go back to the chorus at 
the old tempo, it feels slow - so we need to find a way to match the tempo 
that he or she is singing.

Or alternatively, say you're doing a piece of folk music where the tempo 
accelerates towards the end.

Or you want to slow down a loop for a coda.

any thoughts on this?

thank you so much,

Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin

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