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RE: performance looping ?

This can be done on an original jamman with the addition of bob sellon’s “special rom”, available on www.jamman.org


He is also working on getting the special rom ported to the ‘ReJam’, currently on sale at the same website. Basically $400 + $50 for the special rom.


From: Tony Hughes [mailto:hughes.tony@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2005 8:19 PM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: 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 see. 

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 talking about. 

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 <looppool@cruzio.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!


yours,  Rick


----- Original Message -----

From: Tony Hughes

Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2005 8:00 PM

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.