Excuse my mailer and it's lack of indents... I'll just add my two cents here at the top. Sean mentions track time below and, knowing how I and many other loopers operate, track time of less than 5 minutes is just not enough to build a dynamic, real-time loop. I would imagine that there are many who would prefer to have possibly ten minutes or more. What might be a target maximum track time? How many submissions we have now? A single CD might only cover submissions from 7-10 persons. We might have to create a multi CD project to accomodate the entire group! The $100 submission should still cover it. Like Sean, I would probably prefer to hear what everyone's up to rather than try to make this a marketable slick product. We could certainly boil these submissions down after the project for a commercial endeavor based on everyone's favorites. Cheers, Miko ______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________ Subject: Re: The 2nd CD project. Author: firstname.lastname@example.org (Sean T Barrett) at INTERNET Date: 12/2/97 6:24 AM >also, I imagine the list of hopeful contributors is much >larger than what you've got on there. >I would like to encourage the diversity aspect, too. If the >initial cd's are going to be a reflection of Looping and the >community of people at Looper's Delight, then they should try >to reflect the diversity we have here as well. It seems to me there are two plausible approaches: - try to produce a "top-notch" quality "professional" CD, - try to fit in everyone who wants to contribute. I think the latter is much more interesting, personally. Not from the perspective of contributing, but from the perspective as a listener-who-subscribes-to-this-list. Now, the above two descriptions are not quite how people have characterized things far, but I think it's relatively accurate. Presumably some people who might want to share their music with the rest of loopers' might have trouble producing music of sufficient quality to fit in the first style. If the "problems" are technical, perhaps it could be forgiven (e.g. mono recordings), although if it's an issue of musicality, there's not much that can be done. (Unlike the "Giant Tracks" example from Keyboard, one can't go back and "edit" ones loops very usefully.) Regardless of which way it goes, I would strongly recommend and up-front investigation of the added cost of doing a double-CD. This would allow both longer tracks and more participants, in some mix; increasing the quantity of participants will keep the cost to each from rising while increasing the track time will, no doubt, make everyone involved happier. (But requiring more sales to recoup the investments.) Sean Barrett PS: To put this a different way: I'm much more interested in hearing what everyone is doing then I am in purchasing a slick "best of". My personal opinion of course.