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Re: performance looping ?

On Thu, 8 Dec 2005, Tony Hughes wrote:

> I am a performance artist and have recently become interested in using 
> as ambient backgrounds for my performances.  I have looked at the 
> (mainly boss rc-20xl and digitech jamman = based on price range, under 
> and performance capability).  I bought the jamman and have been playing 
> it obsessively.  There is one important thing that I want to do that I 
> to be unable to complete.   I want to be able to build a loop with 
> samples and then unbuild it back to the original sample.  I can layer
> samples into the loop, but cannot undo past the one undo that you are
> given.  I can do this in a studio setting by creating loop one, copying 
> onto loop two and then adding a sample overdub and copying to loop three
> etc...but I would like to be able to do this in realtime - in the studio
> setting I have to stop the loop playing in order to save and resave to
> another loop.  Are there better ways to do what I am talking about, or 
>do I
> need to figure out how to work with what I have.
> Thanks for any help.
> Tony


I do not know of a hardware-based looper that can do as you describe 
other than the Echoplex Digital Pro. Good luck.

Steve B