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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.
>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)
> 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.
>otherwise ultimate looper might be a vortex with extra memory
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