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RE: Looper Purist??

I guess my question would be, what's the criteria for being a looper
purist? Someone whose performances are completely generated from looping
(rather than using a looping device only on a few songs for special
effects), or someone who uses a looper with minimal "gadgetry" in the
signal chain?  (Or a both)

I would fit into the former category, certainly not the latter! I run my
Taylor acoustic guitar into a Boss GT-3 multi-effects pedal, through the
Boomerang or RC20, and then into a mixer board with an Alesis Nanoverb
and Boss SX700 for delay and chorus.  I used this and the Digidesign
mBox to record my latest CD, which was all spontaneously improvised and
recorded in one take: http://www.krispenhartung.com/

I have two Echoplexes on the way (hopefully) to replace the Boomerang
and run everything in true stereo.

For types of music, I think you can do just about anything with looping.
I've done jazz, avant-garde, experimental, ambient, folk,
middle-eastern, etc. I prefer improvisational ambient and
avant-garde....especially the weird, atonal or "outside" stuff. :)



-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Kupferschmid [mailto:apparitionapparition@yahoo.com] 
Sent: Friday, June 04, 2004 12:41 PM
To: loopers-delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Looper Purist??


I'm curious to know, is there such thing as a looper
purist?  Given how expressive an artform looping is, I
would think there would be no such thing.  I guess
what I want to know is, what types of music are best
considered for looping?  Also, if one were to set up a simple(if that's
possible) rig for guitar and one amp, maybe two, what would you prefer
or already have in your signal chain?

I myself have a rig that incorperates my guitar signal
running to a wah pedal, into a Digitech Whammy II,
into either a Digitech RP-100A or a Johnson
J-Station(or both), then to a Digitech RP-1, then to
my amp.  I Haven't done it yet, but I will eventually
put a Digitech RDS 1900 rackmount delay unit in line somewhere(I'm
thinking at the front of the chain for maximum wierdness), I'm just
saving the scratch to buy a foot pedal to turn the repeat hold function
on and off. I set one of the patches on my J-Station to have a three
second delay with about 98% repeat and also set the RP-1 for it's
maximum setting of 1500ms.  I use the RP-1 to control the J-Station via
MIDI and I'm still trying to suss out the CC's for turning on and off
the repeat hold on the J-station(anyone have any ideas?).  The RP-100A
is optional in my rig, but since it has a 2 second delay and a built in
drum pattern player, I will use it sometimes.  This isn't my dream rig
and I'm looking into a couple of different looping tools, but it still
can make a few noises.  

As for my choices of music, I really haven't figured
out what I want to do, but for now, I've performed a
couple of free form melodic excursions by playing
melodies and harmonies without closing the loop, so
it's ever-evolving.

Thanks for letting me rant and appreciate your


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