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Re: Footpedals, Rampant Elitism and unsubscribe instructions.
> The MIDI implementation for Repeater is still open to suggestions. We are
> actually in the process of specifying what MIDI foot controllers we want
> be compatible with so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
DISCLAIMER: I haven't seen a Repeater or read about it other than our LD
discussion. So I'm speaking from very little information. Also, my bias
higher-end performance samplers is more system oriented. I.e., how usable
the sampler as a component in a system rather than stand-alone operation?
I see from the pix on your website that Repeater has both a MIDI-IN and a
MIDI-OUT (and a MIDI-THRU). Very good! Can you tell us more about what
out the MIDI-OUT?
I have several suggestions:
1) Make all Repeater operations controllable via MIDI (except, perhaps, the
power switch :).
This is most important for the common real-time performance controls such
loop start/stop/levels, etc. This is less important for
type of settings. However, the musician may want to configure the unit
differently for different songs in a set. The capability to do this via
2) Have Repeater post it's operating/running status via MIDI.
This includes real-time status such as loop start or end, synchronizing
and MIDI clock. Maybe a sample dump too although it's probably too slow
very practical (slow due to the MIDI spec and not the Repeater
Again, I see samplers such as Repeater as a component in a larger looping
system. The performer may want to capture the Repeater's audio to HD in an
automated fashion via MIDI controls.
3) Avoid using/sending SYSEX messages.
Okay, so I probably just stated the equivalent of "Don't stand in the
I'm really happy to see new looper hardware coming to the market!