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Re: Looping gear advice
Well, if you search recent archives, you'll see that there are a few
camps in the Loop device of choice. The Echoplex and the Repeater are
pretty much the "top of the loop chain." I went with the Repeater, as I
was very keen on having a stereo looping device with a LOT of memory for
around $500. There were a few snags in the first operating system, but
they've since been worked out and I love my Repeater. I find it's 4
track recording ability and programmable stereo effect loop to be
amazing in the ability to mangle loops. The Echoplex also has a lot of
great features too, like the ability to go directly into overdub after
you end a loop on the first time. Repeater doesn't do that. You have
to end record (thus starting the loop) and go back into record a second
later. I don't find this to be too much of a set back, but others have
stated it's of supreme importance. I don't think you can really go
wrong with either device though, it more depends on what you like.
On Sunday, November 18, 2001, at 03:46 PM, Chris Olden wrote:
> I'd like to work some looping gear into my current
> set-up with the goals of keeping myself entertained
> and eventually(hopefully) maybe doing a little gigging
> around town.
> I have been looking at the Oberheim Digital Echoplex
> for a while, but now I see that Electrix has a cool
> little box out for loopers. Any thoughts on the pros
> and cons of these two units?
> What about effects units(rackmount)? What's out there
> that's not an arm and a leg.(a'la a top of the line
> Thanks in advance.
> Chris Olden
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