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Re: new loop pedal
That was kind of what I was thinking. The fact that it's marketed as
"Riff"Box implies that it's just that - a riff box. I'm sure it isn't
designed to cut drone loops to precise lengths automatically.
Jeff Larson wrote:
> Nemoguitt@aol.com wrote:
> > sounds like there's voodoo involved with this pedal....."things will
> > change and you don't even need to press a button".....wonderful!*
> From what I've read, this doesn't sound especially complicated, though
> they certainly like to boast about this "patent pending" technology.
> You set a threshold and what amounts to a beat count. Samples
> that exceed the threshold are considered beats. Keep a running
> average of the time between beats. Stop when the preprogrammed
> number of beats has been reached. This is not unlike what a drum
> machine does to determine the tempo from a stream of MIDI clocks,
> though it's harder of course to accurately determine where the
> audio beats are.
> I would imagine that if you play 4/4 rock accurately with some space
> between the notes it should do a pretty good job. But this isn't
> going to help you set up an eBow drone loop, or loop the intro to
> The Black Page.
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