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Re: Question about looping software

On 9 dec 2006, at 18.53, Sean Onion wrote:

> With the RC50 I could switch between loops or do simultaneous  
> loops.  Actually, Boss' use of the term 'phrase' is probably more  
> accurate here.  I want to be able to do this; lay down one or more  
> loops to establish a repeating phrase that I can use as the base of  
> a song section.  From there, I want to do the same with additional  
> phrases.  I want the ability to either play multiple phrases  
> simultaneously and/or to switch between phrases.  That is the  
> strength of the RC50.

yep. And if you don't need to overdub multiple layers into the same  
loop it would all be possible to do in Live (since that was the  
question of the last post ;-)

> Actually, I would think that that would be what you would use the  
> RC50 best for.  I don't think it was ever really designed to  
> replace 'loopers'.  I think that it uses looping technology to  
> provide the ability to manage phrases.  Sort of 'macro loop  
> management'.  When I was playing with the RC50 I was able to  
> dynamically manage the flow of music very well.  What I couldn't do  
> was to create unique sound (OK, actually I did, but not in the same  
> way that traditional loopers seem to do.)
> So to answer your question, I want to use looping software to do  
> both sound creation and phrase management.  I think...  ;D

Well, isn't your best choice pretty obvious then? You said in an  
earlier mail that you would appreciate not using a computer and this  
leaves the RC50 as the winner. Just try it out before buying, so you  
are comfy with it, as well as with the praxis of not using more than  
three loops in a song.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
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