Plus it's like those CDs of loops you can get for Sonic Foundry's ACID. Sure, they sound real cool, but the only problem is that you and like 432,931,359 other people are using them. I mean, I'd love to have the sexy loop of that woman moaning "All of my most sensitive areas were inflamed" on one of my songs, but as I write this there are 15,000 FILA-wearing yuppie kids who are playing that very loop on GeoCities web pages that will list on AltaVista if you do a search on the words "who's your daddy". So basically the only use you can really get out of them is as inspiration - for example, I could go out and find someone to get her sensitive areas inflamed just for me and then speak clearly into a microphone. Then the loop would be mine, all mine, to paraphrase Mick Jagger (whose sensitive areas, by the way, are inflamed as I write this). Of course, even after I got her to inflame her sensitive areas while a microphone was present, she still couldn't just say "All of my most sensitive areas were inflamed", that wouldn't do. It's already been done (q.v.). No, She'd have to reword it slightly, into something like: "Hey, I'm real swollen" or maybe "I think I'm retaining water" or something like "Take a look at this. Should I see a doctor?" or "Tim, could we record this later? I'm like way bloated right now." And once again we have a clear line between the educated, brilliant, lofty professionals high on the mountaintop who are doing the cool stuff --and me, the moron. Then of course, there are those 468 cheesy, crappy loops that you get with the Roland Groovebox MC303 which are just cheesy and crappy. I don't know this personally, I heard it from mailto:email@example.com Tim ----- Original Message ----- From: ld thomson <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com> Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 1999 6:22 PM Subject: Re: preset nightmares (RANT) > My effects rig is so low tech that I haven't had this problem however.. > Using the Roland Groovebox MC303 (the first one) has been nightmare for > similar reasons. You have 50 patterns that are yours to fill. The >machine > has about 500 patterns, 468 which are totally cheesey crap. After you've > got about 15 really cool patterns of your own programmed in...you get the > DREADED ERROR 6... which means out of memory. There is no way (after > pestering the hell out of Roland and sending many emails) it seems to >clear > any precious memory or dump all the useless fart-o-rama loops off it to >make > room for cool stuff you write. Why? > Because you see these loops were writen by "professional DJ's" and their > ideas are of course way better than yours or mine. They even list name > credits for these loops!! Man, I'd put somebody I hate's name on it if I > was the creator of any of that paff. > Ultimately Roland's answer was for me to buy the MC505. > > Hey I'm ranting again. > Didn't Kim say that was okay.