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Re: performance looping ?
Thanks for the replies. I think I may be able to do what I want
with two jammans. Record sample A onto jamman 1, record same
sample onto jamman two (from jamman one). While sample A is
playing on jamman 2, stop jamman one, save sample A then save sample A
to another loop track. Record sample B onto jamman 1 (second loop
track) having stopped jamman 2. Dump new sample A+B onto jamman 2
and repeat. This way, when I want to back down the loops until I
reach sample A only, I can use jamman 1 and simply step down the
different loop tracks. This should allow me to keep a continous
sound while stopping and recording so that I can undo until the
beginning. Can I do this while performing? We shall
Another question, is there any reason why a sufficiently adept
electrical engineer could rig up a handheld switch to start and stop
the record/overdub feature on the jamman (or any footpedal
looper)? Seems simple enough, but then I don't know what I'm
Oh, another question, does anyone have any ideas about timing
looptracks while using the boss/digitech pedal loopers.
Stopwatch? Computer. It seems essential in some cases to
know where I am in the loop to overdub correctly.
On 12/9/05, loop.pool <email@example.com> wrote:
only the Gibson Echoplex EDP with loop IV software will do
what you wish to accomplish.
they are between $800 and $1000
the brand new LOOPERLATIVE (released at the next NAMM show
in Anaheim in January) may do that.
Let me check with the owner on that for you.
best of luck!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2005 8:00
Subject: performance looping ?
I am a performance artist and have recently become interested
in using loops as ambient backgrounds for my performances. I have looked
at the hardware (mainly boss rc-20xl and digitech jamman = based on price
range, under 500$ and performance capability). I bought the jamman and
have been playing with it obsessively. There is one important thing that
I want to do that I seem to be unable to complete. I want to be able to
build a loop with multiple 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 it 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.