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Sonars loop construction

Hi there Michael,
I also use Sonar but havent really seen the advantages
of the loop construction.Do you do a lot of loop work
with it?

--- Jesse Ray Lucas <jlucas@neoprimitive.net> wrote:
> Michael-
>     Man, I wish Sonar worked like that.  I'm using a
> sequencer called "MIDI
> Maestro" (www.midimaestro.com) to do what you're
> talking about live (having
> certain sections in the song that loop until I send
> the sequence a message
> to continue).  I guess I would rather use dedicated
> hardware for this job
> though, if I could find something that would do it. 
> It would be nice if the
> medium I compose in -- Sonar -- was capable of this,
> as I will be taking my
> PC out anyway to use as a standalone Kontakt
> sampler.  It's kind of
> ridiculous that it's not.  Oh well.  Maybe in a
> future release.  Anyway, I
> have a great deal of interest in this thread,
> because I'm looking for the
> same thing.  Not the MPC style of breaking the song
> into sections and
> triggering them from pads.  Just one long MIDI file
> that has pointers in it
> for looped parts.
>     I have thought about using a sampler like Bill
> suggested on LD.  An Akai
> S6000 can have 256MB of memory, which means about 25
> minutes worth of stereo
> audio.  BUT, if you want to have one instrument that
> you can dynamically
> mute and/or effect, then you would have to have it
> as a seperate sample, so
> your time would go down to 12.5 minutes.  If you
> want several instruments
> (samples) to be able to control independently, then
> your sample time
> continues to be reduced.  I don't think this is the
> answer for what it is we
> both seem to want.
> -Jesse
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Clark" <mcl451@airmail.net>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2003 11:54 AM
> Subject: Re: Live Performance Hardware Looping
> Equipment Question - Need
> Help
> > Hi Bill,
> >
> > Thanks.  I am hoping to find a unit that works
> sort of like cubase in a
> > hardware form:  the song is completely composed
> and recorded with loop
> > points positioned in parts of the song.  To loop a
> part, i simply tell the
> > unit to loop that part.  When i tell the unit to
> stop looping, the song
> > then continues - as it would in cubase or another
> software program.
> >
> > I'm very accustomed to working with a variety of
> software programs.  Maybe
> > the hardware world - for this type of application
> - hasn't really caught
> > up, or functions very differently.
> >
> > A sampler may work, but some of the songs are 20
> minutes long.  May be a
> > RAM issue with the sampler.
> >
> > I do know that Cirque du Soliel works this way,
> but the samples are mainly
> > sort intros, rather than long songs.
> >
> > Michael


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