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Re: looping with other musicians

This remains me of the gig i played with Rick Walker
in february; As we played in San Diego with Gary Rick
was having problems with his looper so he just
accompanied the loops i was creating without looping
to much which was great.Strangely enough my EDP
started acting up the following night in Mexico and i
ended up doing the same thing, an entire show without
me doing any loops, but i still had a blast playing to
his loops!

--- Per Boysen <per@boysen.se> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've seen this interesting thread passing by my
> inbox for a couple of 
> days now and finally though I should throw something
> into the 
> discussion. From my experience the number one trick
> to loop good with 
> other musicians is to listen and make sure that you
> can hear and 
> consciously follow every instrument line that is
> playing in the 
> orchestra.  My own capacity to simultaneously listen
> and react stops 
> somewhere at three or four different orchestration
> components. These 
> may be living musicians or looping machines. So if
> I'm playing with two 
> other musicians I will not bring a rack with four
> looping machines, 
> because I will simply not be capable of any
> meaningful musical 
> interaction with that much stuff going on in the
> monitors (four 
> loopers, my own instrument at hand plus two other
> musicians).
> Then my rule number two is to keep my equipment
> smooth to handle. The 
> EDP is the most "playable" looper I've come across
> so far. One EDP, 
> foot controller and instrument is my dream set-up
> for ensemble looping. 
> I make sure to always have the feedback function at
> hand by an 
> expression pedal (you don't say "have by foot", do
> you? lol) and I also 
> make sure that I'm using EDP presets that will let
> me cut the loop 
> length immediately, if needed. This is for changing
> tempo in one cut 
> (like ending a multiply with the rec button). It's
> perfectly possible 
> to not being synced to the others. If your loop is
> drifting, then just 
> create a new loop and cut it exactly to the new
> tempo. Then you can cut 
> them further to make counter rhythms.
> All the best
> Per Boysen
> ---
> http://www.looproom.com (international)
> http://www.boysen.se (Swedish site)


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