> digital looping does not quite have the depth and warmth of analog
looping that i use in studio.
I completely agree. I've been using my Revox and similar machines since the
mid-70's. But I also
use Digitech stuff - (2) PDS-8000's, (4) 7.6 Time Machines, (2)
RDS-4000's, (1) RDS-8000 and a
DOD DFX-94 pedal. The older stuff sounds less brittle to my ears...
BTW, I contributed the Time Machine manual on LD.
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Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 7:18 PM
Subject: Re: Definitive List of Every
Looper Ever Made
I'm just going to weigh in that as far as looping goes, digital has
nothing on analog. I've been using two Sony TC-630 analog quarter track
machines since 1982. With the ability to turn off the erase heads,
this allows me to create very deep and layered loops that no digital loop
machine can rival. A friend of mine the great looper Joseph Hammer uses
an Ampex half track unit that he just by hand bypasses the erase head and
creates real in depth layered loops. To me, if one is serious about
looping, analog is still far superior. For live performance, I use two
Digitech digital delays one for short loops (no more than 3.6 seconds) and one
for longer loops (7.6 seconds max). These do allow me the ability to
create real time live loops to play over with myself solo or with an ensemble
always completely improvised and yes this digital aspect is more reliable for
performance. It is just that this digital looping does not quite have
the depth and warmth of analog looping that i use in studio.
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