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Re: ...what to go for then?

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 loops simultaneously?


tunga.muzik wrote:
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?
Thanks again.
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Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 11:18 AM
Subject: Re: ...what to go for then?

Hey community-
    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)
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 12:19 AM
Subject: ...what to go for then?

Hi there,
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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