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Re: In search of the ultimate looper?

Have everyone forgotten that EH 16 second delay contraption circa 1984?  
I've never used one but I think Belew & Fripp were pretty enthused about 
when it came.

>From: SoundFNR@aol.com
>Reply-To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
>To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
>Subject: Re: In search of the ultimate looper?
>Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 16:17:37 EDT
>There'll never be just one
>not affordably anyway
>so I suggest
>1) Ultimate looper
>       like Tom suggested
>2) affordable performance looper
>       (sort of a super jamplex-on -a-budget)
>      features
>       i) can set up loop by tapping once to start then once to loop,
>          but can then go into echo mode (ie feedback controllable)
>          and so that you can overdub straight away.
>       ii) can tap in new loop time without glitching (JamMan won't 
>           in fact let's have all functions glitch free.
>       iii) reverse play (popular), and change playback speed.
>       iv) 3 simultaneous loops which can be either the same length( but 
>           at an arbitrary point), or unrelated length.
>            Possibly loops of 'related' length.
>        v) One of the above loops will always be the 'current' loop which 
>            altered lenghwise, reversed, added to ,  or erased.
>        vi) Separate outputs for each loop (optional) or stereo panning
>        vii) loop time total 60s , expandable with easily available cheap
>        viii) footpedal controlled (or stomp box)
>                   a) tap time,    3rd press deletes loop
>                   b) select current loop
>         ix) LED display of 'current' loop no.
>regeneration for the current loop could be set with a knob on the box,
>options like ' non current loops don't fade'
>                  '  global control of fade rate'
>I've left out any pitch-shift/time-stretch and modulation to be done
>This is only my starting suggestion, but remember each new feature
>may well up the cost.
>Andy Butler
>otherwise ultimate looper might be a vortex with extra memory

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