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Re: Hypothetical Question
> If your looper had 10 minutes of looping time, what would you do with it?
> How would it affect your music?
dont you think that computers and some samplers actually
provide this kind of power?
couldnt you say that theres a certain point at which sample
time becomes academic? after 1 minute, after 4?
10 minutes is almost 4 times as long as the average pop song,
and still a little longer than some less pop oriented formats.
also, i think its important to consider what exactly is
meant by "to loop". a loop wouldnt be a loop if it didnt return
to the beginning. a ten minute loop would be a very, very long
loop indeed. listeners may only be able to identify the
sound as a loop if they recognized its return to some point.
maybe a ten minute loop would be composed of 100,000 tiny
little loops. maybe itd be one, gigantic ten minute thing.
maybe ten or fifteen of the things running in parallel, all
with random access controls, would signify the new beginning
of the remix. like a digital version of chopping up a reel
of tape and randomly splicing it all back together.
maybe it would usher in the begining of a more algorithmic
form of music. if random access could be decided according
to some set of rules.
it kind of reminds me of playing along with a multitrack tape.
if you were to play a ten minute loop into the thing (itd
take ten minutes to do, of course) and then play it back, itd
probably be very much like playing along with a tape
recording, rather than a captured moment.
in the end, though, i still think itd end up being academic.
i also think that looping may be redefined.