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FW: New Pedal! The Lo-fi Loop Junky!



A new looper:

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> From: "Zachary Vex" <zvex@zvex.com>
> Reply-To: zvex@zvex.com
> Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 03:28:40 -0600
> To: <customers@zvex.com>
> Subject: New Pedal!  The Lo-fi Loop Junky!
> 
> 
> 
> Hello!
> 
> Itís doneÖ the Lo-fi Loop Junky (T.M.)!  I started on this one over 3 
>years
> ago and kept putting it away, but I sat down seriously this year and
> finished the design.  Itís a 20 second analog looping sampler, with 
>vibrato
> on the loop, and a lovely guitar preamp for your direct sound that uses a
> very unique bootstrap circuit.  I kept with my traditions of low power 
>and
> true-bypass and such, and managed to squeeze my most complicated circuit 
>yet
> into a tiny box again, the size of a Fuzz Factory (T.M.).  Youíre 
>probably
> wondering why Iím putting those (T.M.) thingies in this letterÖ hmm, so 
>am
> I.  8^)
> 
> I have shipped the first 50 units to stores around the United States,
> including (not in any particular order):  True Tone, Tonefrenzy.com, 
>Atomic
> Instruments, Rainbow Music, Elderly Instruments, Edtronics, 
>Music-Go-Round
> in Texas and Oklahoma, Boston Guitarworks, Sylvan Music, Makeín Music,
> Guitar Oasis, 30th Street Guitars, Musictoyz.com, Action, Bananas at 
>Large,
> Rudyís Music Stop, Mesa-Boogie Store, Steveís Music, Twin Town (they have
> serial number 000), and Century Music.
> 
> Information about these dealers can be found on my website here:
> 
> http://zvex.com/dealers.html
> 
> Hereís a list of features:
> 
> -20 seconds record capability (stops recording after 20 seconds)
> 
> -Immediate playback after record with click-free looping
> 
> -Lo-fidelity sound... 2.6kHz playback response, 256 bit equivalent
> resolution
> 
> -Analog storage in digital memory without a-to-d conversion (!)
> 
> -Near infinite input impedance using novel bootstrap approach for direct
> sound
> 
> -Vibrato depth and speed controls that move around about a semitone 
>maximum
> 
> -Safety switch for record preservation
> 
> -Saves last loop indefinitely without battery power
> 
> -Sleep mode for low power usage!  2mA in bypass, 12 mA while looping or
> recording.
> 
> -48 hours continuous looping from one alkaline 9V! (Included)
> 
> -Smells nice!
> 
> -LED indicates record mode and blinks at the end of play loop before 
>repeat
> 
> -Instant playback after record (a few milliseconds of process time,
> negligible)
> 
> -Ultra-loud playback if necessary
> 
> -Record level knob allows overdriven analog sampling and aliasing 
>artifacts
> 
> -True-bypass switch restarts loop from top instantly
> 
> -No learning curve!  Completely intuitive!
> 
> Iíve just put up a picture of the unit on my site, along with the
> instructions (click on the picture on the site).  For a larger picture,
> click on the picture on the instruction sheet page.  I hope to put up 
>some
> sound samples in a few days of the Lo-fi Loop Junky and other products.
> 
> Please, because my mailing list is enormous now, go there and read about 
>the
> details (if this product interests you) before writing to me with 
>questions,
> or else Iíll be buried with replies!  Thanks, and thanks for signing up 
>to
> my list!
> 
> Zachary Vex
> 
> 
> 
> http://zvex.com/
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