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Line 6 -DL4 or Boss RC-20 or real delay unit?
--->Only problem with DL-4--too short!
28 seconds max, so if you want to sample entire sections of a tune, they
have to be less than half a minute . . .
And the other delay models max out at 2.5 (only 1.25 for the reverse, my
It seems to me that you need several of these boxes for the proper
sound--and lots of folks like the DD-20--as always, hear it before you buy
it if possible, and be prepared to sell it otherwise.
My vote is for the RC-20--I haven't seen the XL, but it seems to solve some
limitations of the original(and adds loads more sample time). It too is
truly "vanilla" however, so if you want the spacy delay sounds, you'll need
to get that from another unit!
From: Legion [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, February 04, 2005 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: Line 6 -DL4 or Boss DD-20 or?
> I have in the past used 2 revox(es) to achieve frippertronic/terry
> riley type improvisations. I'm tempted to go for the DL-4, (sounds
> good from what I've seen written about it), but what is the other
> serious competition, I see the Boss DD-20 boasts 23 sec. delay time w/
> sound on sound fx,. Is there anything else I should consider before I
IMO the DL4 is a most interesting delay and a great *vanilla* looper. In
other words the looping is pretty straightforward and simple without a lot
of extra things in it. There is a short delay insdie the looper which can
add some effect but otherwise it's a simple loop, reverse, 1/2 speed
all easily available in realtime with nice big stomps switches.
I looked at the newer boss loopers and if I'm not mistaken you can't
on the fly without a third extrenal pedal. Don't know what other features
The real question you need ot ask is do you want a simple loop box or do
want something to mess up the sound on the fly inside the box once it's
there. For me, there is no better *simple* and convenient loops box than
DL4. it's entirely self contained and a battery run floor unit so you don't
need *anything* lese to loop. plus it's got some crazy delays in there as
well so you can use it for many, MANY other things outside of looping.
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