Well, what do you want to do? Are you playing an instrument, singing,
beatboxing? Is it important for you to be able to have seperate loops
for verse/chorus type structures or to overdub longer phrases overtop
of shorter ones? Do you need to be able to control volumes of seperate
I´m going with the individual items
idea. I really ain´t got the time to try a laptop system, although that
sure might have its highlights.
The purpose of question at first
was really to have info from you guys who own or have owned and
performed live with models like RC-20, RC-20XL, JamMan, Boomerang,
Akai Headrush....the standard units, cause I´ll probably go for one of
these. Also, it´d be so cool learning with you people who have
performed with a DJ, in a "live" experience. That would really make
clear which features can not fail, or must be reliable at all.
See, at this point it´s about
getting the coolest/best individual unit, so that I can perform a very
reliable/creative gig with the DJ community and/or a stand alone act -
have in mind I would go for the RC-50 before reading web reviews about
it, so it´s not all about saving a few bucks.
Also, the DD-20 and LINE 6 DL4, I
wouldn´t consider using them as a looper unit, as I think it´d be a
limited choice for a serious looper. Now thinking it as a delay unit,
again from you actual or past owners, what about the features, sound
quality, ease of use of each one, which is the best?
Original Message -----
Tuesday, August 08, 2006 11:18 AM
Re: ...what to go for then?
Have we ever discussed the difference
between a looper and a long delay? Methinks a looper can store a few
audio loops, can start, stop, restsart and/or continue on command, and
can "undo" one or more levels of looping. A long delay won't do these
things, but will have a feedback function so loops can fade away as new
material is added. Any more differentiating features?
I ask this because I'm reading this thread,
thinking, Boss DD-20! Boss DD-20! Makes a great looper! (except it
doesn't do those "looper" things mentioned above)
Clouds and clowns!
You don't have to come down!"
- Sly and the Family Stone
----- Original Message -----
Tuesday, August 08, 2006 12:19 AM
...what to go for then?
I´m also new to this community,
been playing guitar for 15 years now and have been invited by some DJs
to perform live with them. Obviously I need a looper, and I was just
about to go and get a RC-50 , but that was before I read reviews on
harmony-central, musiciansfriend.com, loopers delight, etc.....I was
excited about going stereo, having 3 phrase tracks, such long recording
time......bla, bla, bla...........but as I would have it mainly for
live performances, just put it aside for this moment.
RC-20XL is mono, seems to
degrade sound quality as more phrases are added onto previous recorded
ones, has the 2 seconds pressed pedal waiting time to change
recording/dubbing functions......sounds not pro enough.
Also read a lot about some
little issues on Digitech JamMan, Boomerang, Electro Harmonix 2880,
etc.......even the Gibson Echoplex Digital ProPlus got bad reviews.
Sincerely....I got lost in the
middle of everything, so it got cloudy for me to define what should I
buy at this moment, what will give me condition for a reliable and
creative live performance, and also be a smart option regarding the
cost X benefit X technology X quality issue.
Counting on your expertise
people....thanks a lot.
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