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Re: software or hardware???

Hey Jenny, I'm pretty sure there is no hardware
solution that gives you multiple "undos" but the
Looperlative gives you 8 discrete stereo tracks so you
could record on one and NOT overdub on it, but start
another and begin recording on that track, and so on. 
Each track will sync to an external clock and doesn't
have to be the same length.  By selecting a track it's
volume can be controlled as well so you could turn
down each track you no longer want to hear.  Word on
the street is that they'll one day be a way to do "or"
loops instead of "and" loops with it but currently
that  only works if not synced to a MIDI clock.  Steve
Lawson is the king of such things and you can find
more on the Looperlative forum site.

I don't know if you care about feedback control with
overdub, but what you're explaining works really,
really well using the POLAR module that comes with
MOTU's Digital Performer.  Mac only, but a very cool
and flexible software looper that may fit your needs.

Also, check out (as I am) Mobius.  I've never used it
but I guess there's a function that will let you write
a loop to your harddrive at any point to later be used
in a DAW.


--- Jenny Daskalaki <jendask@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everybody
> I am new to this forum...
> I need to know your opinions on this issue:
> We are a two (or sometimes three) man band playing
> many different
> instruments (drums, guitar, bass, flute , vocals,
> moog, percussion
> etc.).
> We like jamming so ideas come up during
> improvisation. We have a PC
> recording interface (Firepod) and a mixing desk. We
> need to be able to
> make loops while jamming without interrupting the
> performance.
> Recently we bought Boss rc 20 xl but it looks pooer
> to our expectations because:
> 1) Quantize affects ONLY the end of the loop phrase
> but the rest of it
> ,so you have to play it absolutely right!!
> 2) During overdubbing you only can delete your last
> phrase but you
> always listen to the previous on the stack.
> What I mean exactly: Let's say while you are jamming
> you start playing
> over an already recorded phrase. You come up with
> another phrase OK
> you overdub it, now you have two phrases (in the
> same phrase track),
> then you come up with a third one but gradually you
> want for example,
> to listen only to the first one and third one . Well
> you really can't
> do that. You can only delete the last phrase on the
> stack. And you
> will always be listening to the first one unless you
> completely change
> program!
> 3)Also, the most important is that when I try to
> change the tempo the
> sound becomes terribly damaged! (although there is
> no change of pitch)
> Is there a hardware setup that could achieve these
> or should we use
> software like Live Ableton in combination with midi
> foot controllers?

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