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RE:looping percussionists

Hello loop culture,

Wanted to respond to Paul's question. I am one of those loopers that is 
not a guitar player, but a percussionist/
monophonic analog synth. player. Here are my two cents on some of my 
looping adventures.

The biggest hurdle for me is taming the Mic- mixer-EDP-monitor problem; 
because, the monitor is constntly feeding the mic. which continues to be 
recorded into the EDP resulting, at best, as an overthickening of the 
loop. At worst, horrible feedback rips off my head.

If I'm recording I monitor through headphones. Live is a different 
situation, so I use a sm57 which is a very good uni-directional mic. 
that decreases feedback potential. And as soon as I'm done with my mic 
level sources (which usually is after the first or second pass) I mute 
that channel and loop the line level sources.
An in ear monitor would be perfect if you have many mic level sources or 
need to use a more sensistive mic.