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Re: future loopers
Title: Re: future loopers
How about being able to modify the feedback settings fifty layers
back, so you could perform acts of loop archaeology with a
photoshop-like History Pedal?
Seriously, memory is cheap and people wonder about what to do
with six minutes of delay. Divide it up with 100 delay taps spaced
3.6 seconds apart, and set the
tap levels in a nice gradual descent to zero. Sounds just like a
certain kind of looping, except there's really no feedback happening.
Then map a controller to make a 'bump' in a dozen of the tap levels
and sweep it around: sounds like infinite, gradual Undo...
I will resist further comments about my vaporware and go home
and get back to work on it.
At 1:02 PM -0700 8/16/03, Nic Roozeboom wrote:
The ability to have multiple (indexed)
subloops as elements of the 'loop' (loop concept used here as
decoupled from a fixed-time paradigm, but used more as a logical
entity). The subloops would have an arbitrary repetition
This eliminates the restriction of one
repetition period per loop (as dictated by the Repeater). Other
looping devices currently may have this differently, don't know about
the EDP e.g.
Furthermore, if combined with the
possibility to assign measure (bar/beat numbering) and a beat
quantize capability, this would enable the buildup, superimposition
and individual manipulation of loops that are a defined ratio of time
to one another - I.e., true polyrhythm. E.g., my first loop element
is a 12/8 but my next loop element (within that loop location) is a
5/8. (BTW herein lies also the added value over having separate
loopers doing the multiple-loop thing, other than cost).
The polyrhythm in the Repeater is a
gross misnomer. It is merely the assignability of arbitrary (odd,
prime, whatever) meter to what's already in the fixed-length
I have more, equally ill-thought-out
ideas... How about (MIDI) pitch shift *during* record?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2003 2:16
Subject: future loopers
Here's a question.
What features would you like to see in a looper?
1) I want to hear the loop I just recorded played back at
normal speed and half speed at the same time
2) I want to just keep playing, and hear just my overdubs
the ideas have to come before the reality