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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.

Mark Sottilaro

On Sunday, November 18, 2001, at 03:46 PM, Chris Olden wrote:

>  Hello,
>  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
>  Eventide)
>  Thanks in advance.
>  Sincerely,
>  Chris Olden
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