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just john <email@example.com
Sun, 10 Feb 2002 20:44:31 -0500
Re: Handsonic looping (was Re: finally, loop NY)
>I've used the sequencer in the Handsonic this way. (Warning: Don't leave it
>sitting in record mode with recording active. I managed to fill up memory
>doing this and the machine became rather unhappy.) I find it quite annoying,
>however, that there's no provision for erasing elements let alone live loop
>construction options like multiply. And as you also noted, it's frustrating
>that you can't switch parts while recording using the sequencer.
Over in the Hansonics egroup, I'm slowly compiling a wish list for future
Handsonic software releases and/or Handsonic Mark II. This'll be on it.
>A really good MIDI looper could do so much. After all, the data rates are a
>lot smaller than the rates for audio. Some of the things I would like in a
>good MIDI looper include:
Most of what you're talking about could probably be done via Performer.
>P.S. On top of this, I really wish I had a better way to map my Handsonic to
>the sounds in my Emu Planet Earth. The Emu box has some really great sounds
>in it but it's going relatively unused because it's proven somewhat
>inconvenient to access from a control standpoint.
I have the Emu card of that soundset in my XL-7. It has looping
capabilites of its own, vastly superior to the Handsonic (tho I didn't get
the Handsonic for its looping or sequencing.) It also features a
goofy-looking "keyboard" -- actually rubber pads -- for direct note
As for MIDI mapping, I still want to see a little box that does that job.
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