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Re: cheap samplers / loopers
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From: Matthias Grob <email@example.com>
To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Date: Saturday, April 17, 1999 11:35 AM
Subject: Re: cheap samplers / loopers
>>1) I like "multiple-track" unsynchronized loops - the more the merrier
>Isn't that like spreading chaos? Don't we search for sincronicity?
Ah! I'm talking about far-from-equilibrium chaos, which can lead to
unexpected order. Strange attractors, dissipative structures,
Belousov-Zhabotinsky reactions, etc.
Sometimes I like to go to a laundromat and listen to the cross-rhythms of
the many washers and dryers. There's a synchronicity in the chaos as the
machines phase in and out.
>One thing I am sure of: If the world ist full of or fanatic for
>its not a good place ;-).
Most assuredly! It's good to be excited about something but necessary to
realize that other good people may not share your enthusiasm.
>We (Aurisis) have a ready project for a cheap version of the Plex (no
>no sync) where all the components would cost about this. But there is
>the PCB, housing, wall wart, work, marketing... cost.
Are you familiar with Bob Moses et al work on MIDITools? (See
http://www.nwlink.com/~bob/mtkit.html ) Rather than a conventional
commercial product it's a do-it-yourself kind of thing. I have their book
called "Digital Projects for Musicians" which describes their approach.
Perhaps an approach like this might be viable?
I thought about combining the MIDITools "tap tempo" MIDI clock generator
with a cheap looper to give it master-slave capabilities. Not sure it's
worth the effort...