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Re: Looping percussionists

I will be working with a drummer in about three weeks time to produce a
live-looping drum extravaganzer. Live-Kit plus percussion + 2EDPs all 
via an MPC-2000 (Had the drummer modified to respond to midi time code! 
kidding he will play to a DEAFINING click track, RAM that pulse home).

Rehearsing is always hard though as drums are very loud and hence not
popular with the neighbors!!!

Other percussion stuff I do revolves around my MPC2000 so more like
electronic stuff. 

I generally use live-looping on my voice and female ensemble voices in my
own work, 
Should be writing a piece for a five piece all female choir next week.

However when I'm relaxing the guitar is my favourite instrument of choice 
loop with as its just so well suited.
So much to do so little time!

on 27/4/03 9:05 pm, Paul Marshall at paul@powerhaus.net wrote:

> Hey loopers
> I was listening to DG's 'red rose' track and enjoying it tremendously, 
> problem, it's too short!!
> That started me thinking *again* that I should ask on the group if there 
> anyone here who is a looping percussionist.  There seem to be lots of
> guitar/bass players doing lots of great stuff, Stuart's violin material 
> great IMO and Rick is completely off the wall, most excellent! but I 
> after rhythmic playfulness, free from the rigours of melody and harmony 
> what a load of pretentious crap :)
> Is there anyone who doesn't play tuned instruments for loops, or who has
> done so, I'm not looking to steal ideas :) just to see what is being done
> with percussive live looping.  In my own practises I've found it 
> easy to build up a big samba or other parts-based piece, I've also 
> messing around with voice and just whatever instruments or noises I have 
> hand.  I haven't really heard any percussionists' takes on this so I'm
> interested to hear what approach anyone else is taking, I'm happy to 
> from my brief experiences to date if that is any use.
> I only have a DL-4 but I have found it very workable as long as you're
> accurate on the initial recording pass and I love those delays, almost 
> fun than looping and it sure keeps your timing tight which is a good 
> in my business.
> Cheers to all and thanks
> Paul
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "dgoat" <dgoat@quik.com>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2003 7:32 PM
> Subject: Little Whales update: I Gave My Dead Love a Red Rose
>> Here's the latest from the "Little Whales" loop project. The title is "I
>> Gave My Dead Love a Red Rose." Comments welcome.
>> http://littlewhales.thedivided.com/
>> The base loop was played with my Parker NiteFly and Koll Thunder Glide
>> bass. Effects used were 2 SIB Varidrive overdrives, a George Dennis
>> volume pedal, a Mooger Fooger Ring Modulator, and a big reverb on an
>> Alesis Quadraverb. The loop was made on a Line 6 DL4. The steel guitar
>> was improvised live on top of the loop.
>> D.G.