The Line 6 is maybe the better choice for you, you
can take a look at the Akai Headrush (but most of us here don't put it on the
same level). What is great about the DL4 is that it can sounds like a couple of
old analog units and it does it pretty well for a "cheap" digital unit. If I
remember correctly, Bill Frisell (a jazz guitarist you might know if you're in
Jazz) actually uses 2 DL4s... But you can also loop with it, which is great.
Personnally, I prefer older units, but it can be
difficult to find an old loop delay. Even after some good tries
with the Headrush and the DL-4, I'm not able to quit my good, old Deltalab's
Echotron. I am maybe only nostalgic, but if you find one of these, give it
a try... They are pretty cheap on the market today (around
100-150$). They do not have the DL4's flexibility, but about sound,I find
them 200% better. But it is only my opinion.
About mails, I was also a little "stunned" with it
the first days, but it is great... I love Looper's delight and my fellow
loopers... pretty nice people here! Look at the web site for more informations
about the different units on the market!!!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2000 11:33
Subject: New Guy
I can't remember how I found you folks. It
might have been a link off n-tracks site. I'm no looper, but I've been
playing jazz guitar in Canada for about 30 odd years (sic.) - mostly standards
and the dreaded bread and butter gigs.
I recently heard Michael Ochipinti, a Toronto
guitarist with his quartet. Both he and his bassist Andrew Downing were
creating loops on the fly and over dubbing on them. It was all done with great
sensitivity -especially Downing who played probably the best bowed bass
I've ever heard in a jazz club-- and it really captured my imagination
--(though I could have done without the wangy arm distortion feedback thing
between the looped bits).
So now I guess I'm hooked but I'm not to sure
where to start. I didn't get a chance to see what Michael's mess of
pedals really consisted of.
I was talking to the local music store about the
Line 6 Delay Modeller. Is that a sensible starting point for a guy on a
I've already got a Teac A-3440, DBX 1066
Compressor, an old Yamaha SPX90 (noisy!), a small Mackie board, and n-tracks,
but for now I'm thinking of something small and cheap that I can use on
regular gigs while I experiment.
Also can somebody define the term looping for me
- as you use it. I'm just wondering where looping ends and something
else begins. Does that make sense?
PS. What a ton of mail! But it's fun,
and I thank you for that too.