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Re: How to start

Actually, I run a Boss RC-20 into a DD-20 with the feedback set high, 
which I can turn on to catch a loop from the RC-20 (assuming it's less 
than 23 seconds), then shut of the DD-20 and let it fade over multiple 
cycles while starting a new loop on the RC-20.

A little more cumbersome than having a looper with feedback built in, but 
it works!

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: mark sottilaro <zerocrossing2001@yahoo.com>
> The DL-4 pedel is a fine hunk of looper, although I
> found it's limitation of not being able to set the
> feedback % to be a deal breaker.  I love to build up a
> loop, have it run as it is for a while while
> improvising over it, then open it back up and have
> what I recorded fade as I had new sound, until I have
> a totally different loop.
> But that's me.  Maybe you never want to fade your
> loops.  Check out the Boss Loopstation too, lots of
> people here love it and a new one that does multipal
> loops is coming out soon.
> I'm a fan of the Boss GigaDelay DD-20
> http://www.loopers-delight.com/tools/bossDD20/bossDD20_review1.html
> I like it better than the DL-4 due to it's ability to
> have 2 loops instead of one and it's ability to
> control the feedback level.  It also has some cool
> delay models.  They're a bit gimmicky, but fun and
> sometimes just what you want.
> Did you have a price range?  I think I paid $200 for
> the GigaDelay.  You can easily spend up to $1500 for a
> looper, but for your first you might want to start
> small.  Soon you'll say, "damn if only my looper
> did..."  Next thing you'll know you have to buy a rack
> for all your gear. ;)
> Mark
> --- Trista Hill <trista@tristahill.com> wrote:
> > I'm sure you get posts like this all the time! I
> > just subscribed to the list today and though I have
> > been spending time searching around the archives,
> > I'm impatient enough to just come out and ask my
> > question.
> > 
> > I want to get started using looping devices in order
> > to channel the incessant music I hear in my head.  I
> > love what Andrew Bird and Caryn Lin are doing with
> > the violin, and Zoe Keating with the cello.... I
> > want to do something similar with harp.  While they
> > make electroacoustic harps now, I am in no position
> > to run out and buy one.
> > 
> > So I will be using my acoustic semi-grand pedal
> > harp, though it's difficult to capture the harp's
> > full range.  Was looking at a Line 6 DL4 delay pedal
> > (used by Andrew Bird), and briefly looked at the
> > Akai Headrush pedal (though I think the sampling
> > time is too short for what I need).  The equipment I
> > currently have is a Tascam Portastudio, a Peavey
> > Ecoustic amp, and a few mics (at least one
> > condenser).  Sad but true -- when you are playing
> > weddings all the time, you really don't have the
> > need for anything else! I have asked around on some
> > harp sites about looping devices, but apparently no
> > one has experience with playing the harp in this way
> > (oh the blasphemy...)
> > 
> > My goal is to create real-time loops for live
> > performances (eventually) and to work out ideas that
> > I can take to a studio and record.  I'm in relative
> > isolation here in the Midwest given my interests and
> > instrument, so perhaps erroneously have been
> > thinking that the only way to get where I want to
> > go, I'll have to do it myself.
> > 
> > Any advice to a bumbling beginner would be so much
> > appreciated.
> > 
> > Trista Hill
> > www.tristahill.com
> >   
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