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short delay, black tape
I have just spent several sessions playing into an incredibly short delay
ms, 100% feedback). I play synths, not guitars. Obviously, a longer,
"playable" delay is on my wish list, but for the time being I'm having
make up for the relatively short loop length, I find myself playing a
phrase over and over again by hand.
My favorite trick so far is to get a sound with a percussive click or spit
right at the beginning and play it in time with the loop over and over.
click "smears" into something really interesting. I read once that the
ear perceptrons use the first 1/20th of a second of a sound to assess a new
sound; is it a predator? Is the microwave dinner finished cooking? Is my
girlfriend pounding on the doors? I think that when this 1/20th of a
messed with, it has odd effects on people.
Also, the looping makes what the brain might initially detect as an
sound more of a background sound as time goes on. Play a pattern of
pops that really grab you into a loop. Then, wait for the sheer quantity
repetitions to allow your mind to let go of it. Blur the loop into
less aggressive -- perhaps with more bass tones. Later, play the inital
pop/click pattern back into the loop again, you will evoke an "AHA!"
Any other things like these I should try?
Warning: the rest has little to do with looping:
> Also, vintage ART gear can be easily modified using my Mark UNuglyator
> Re-edifice kit (TM) OK, it's just black electrical tape, but it works
I apply such treatment to everything, regardless of it's inital beauty.
I suffer from this horrible disease where if I see words in front of me, I
can't play music.
Everything gets taped over except for a the small words that label the
Glad to see that black tape is a fetish others have as well.