This can be done on an original jamman with
the addition of bob sellon’s “special rom”, available on
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
Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2005
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
On 12/9/05, loop.pool
only the Gibson Echoplex EDP with loop IV software will do
what you wish to accomplish.
they are between $800 and $1000
the brand new LOOPERLATIVE (released at the next NAMM show
in Anaheim in
January) may do that.
Let me check with the owner on that for you.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December
08, 2005 8:00 PM
I am a performance artist and have recently become interested in using
loops as ambient backgrounds for my performances. I have looked at the
hardware (mainly boss rc-20xl and digitech jamman = based on price range, under
500$ 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.