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Re: Drum machine set up for looping rack

Dear Jim,
Yes, I understand that under one pattern storage location, left and right 
outputs from pads are selected. These left/right outputs are quantized the 
same with the same time signature of the pattern selected.

Am I not correct that the patterns are not panned, but the pads are?
With pads that can be panned individually full right and full left it is 
possible to construct a pattern for the left side and a pattern for the 

Still, you can have much different rythems going to the left and right 
sides.  By fading from one side to the other, they will seem much 
and _seem_ to be seperate rhythems.  Granted, they are stored in the same 
pattern location.

Lets say we set up a 4/3 (thats 3 bars) pattern at a location with all 
panned left. This would be 12 quarter notes long. Lets assign unused pads 
the same sounds and pan them right. Now with the newly assigned pads play 
3/4 time.  Even though you have 4/3 selected for the pattern location only 
one side is really playing this 4/4 time, while the other is playing 3/4.  
Now if we faded between left and right outputs it would blend 4/4 to 3/4.

Just trying to think outside the box, Jim.  By definition in the manual 
are very right. (except for I think the part about panning the patterns - 
the pads are panned, not the patterns.)


From:  "Jim Schaefer" <jimsch@fullcompass.com>
To:  Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject:  Re: Drum machine set up for looping rack
Date:  Tue, 27 Mar 2001 14:48:41 -0600

I also own a DR5. It does not allow for seperate rhythms playing
continuously on left and right sides. You can program (x) amount of
measures of one pattern, then (x) amount of measures of another pattern
and pan them respectively.

             - Jim

Denis Aldrich wrote:
>Hello loopers,
>In setting up my rack, I plan to use a sterio drum machine. A Dr-5 to be
>specific. I am thinking of panning all drums either full right or left
>within the drum machine.  The outputs I plan to go into a crossfade pedal
>and then into their respective channels on the mixer.
>With this setup I should be able to have a separate drum track on left and
>right, but able to blend from one rythem to another and back again with
>their own individual effect chained in.  At the mixer the inputs can be
>center panned back or have a LFO control the pan. Has anyone done anything
>like this?  Does it seem to anybody else that this could be a neat way to
>blend rythem changes?  The Dr-5 also has "fill to variation and fill to
>original" options that would allow multipule "rythem pairs" to be used in
>one song.  Should I or shouldn't I, that is the question. :-)
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