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Re: edp questions

thanks kim!
a new door has been opened!

electric bird noise

In a message dated 7/16/00 10:53:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
kflint@annihilist.com writes:

> >1.) can you set the edp up to start recording with just ONE press of the
>  >record button and no signal.....when i press the record button once 
>  >reads 000 till i either press the record button again or have some 
>  >signal going though it then it starts the record. any way to rig it so 
> can
>  >just start recording with one press and no signal?
>  For some reason you have the "threshold" parameter set to something 
>  than 0. (0 is the default....)   Set it back to 0 and it should work as 
>  expect.  Threshold is there as a way to "arm" the recording so it waits
>  until you actually play a sound before the recording starts. Handy for 
>  people.  You've apparently discovered this feature by accident. :-)
>  If you are just starting off, you may want to reset all of the 
>  to factory defaults just in case something else is set where you don't
>  expect it. You do this by holding down the Parameter button when you 
>  up. Keep it held until it gets through the startup screen to the "play"
>  state.
>  >2.) when i've set up the edp "more loops" function for 2
>  >loops........recorded a loop and press next loop can i set the edp up 
>  >the exact time of loop one on to loop 2 and have loop 2 automatically 
> as
>  >soon as the copied time has expired?
>  >right now  the only way i'm doing this is to set my edp up so it 
>  >loop one time only when i press next loop button a second time after 
> pressing
>  >it to record loop 2.....it then automatically jumps back to loop one 
>  >finishing the copied time.......i'm wanting loop two to loop on for a 
>  Sounds like you just need to learn how to use the time copy function a 
>  better. It can do exactly what you want, I think you're probably just
>  hitting the wrong button to end the copy. When you go to end the 
>  press the "insert" button instead of the "nextloop" button, that should 
>  it. Time copy lets you copy multiples of the basic cycle time in the
>  original loop, so your second loop can be exactly 2x, 3x, 13x, etc. Just
>  wait to press Insert when you get the number of cycles you want, and the
>  echoplex will automatically round off for you and loop your new loop.
>  (this seems a little counter-intuitive in writing, but it's not at all 
>  you realize the time copy function is really just exactly like the 
>  function going into another loop. The idea is to have the advanced
>  functions build on the basic functions, so everything works in a similar
>  way. Once you've learned the basic functions, you can easily extend the
>  same actions to the advanced features and the playing is intuitive. So
>  timecopy being an extension of the insert function, you end it with 
>  Soundcopy is similar, except it is build on the multiply function.)
>  here's a step by step for time copy:
>  - set the LoopCopy parameter to "ti" (for time)
>  - record a loop in loop 1
>  - When you are ready to record loop 2, press Next
>  - Loop 2 starts recording. If you let it keep going, you will see the
>  "multiple" display count up in increments of the cycle time for loop 1.
>  - When you have the number of cycle lengths you want, press Insert.
>  - the echoplex will finish up recording that cycle and begin loopint 
>  You can also take advantage of the SwitchQuant feature to copy audio and
>  time bases from one loop to another. (described in the manual under
>  switchquant.) It gives you more flexibility and control since you can
>  decided if it copies sound, time, or neither instead of doing it
>  automatically as with the LoopCopy feature. I prefer it for that reason,
>  since I like to be in control of it. Some people like to let the machine
>  take over and automate things more, so we offered both ways.
>  kim