Sure! It's a ton of fun. And it looks like the market of MIDI foot
controllers is expanding...|
Unfortunately my PC is a desktop. I might experiment with the software
Original Message ----
From: Joshua Carroll <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 10:44:20 AM
Subject: Re: Bought My First Looper - Here's the problem
Well, somebody has to say it...
If you have a PC laptop (or other easy-to-transport PC) with a decent
audio interface, you could use Mobius (zonemobius.com
) for free, and it
does this (among many other things) very well!
Sandy Rowles wrote:
Dave, I have had a Boss rc-20xl ( very
similar to Digitech
Jamman) and a Lexicon Jamman. Both were fun to play with but I have
since gotten an Echoplex Digital Pro (edp) and find that it suits me
much better than any of the others I have had. I guess it really
depends on what you want to do, but as far as making multiple separate
loops without having to stop, and being able to switch between them
seamlessly, the EDP is great. It isn't very cheap but it is my favorite
and has been the most applicable in a live situation in my opinion.
On 2/18/07, email@example.com
been reading about loopers for the last few days and it seems like, as
with anything new, you don't really know what you want from reading
about it. I had to buy one, now I have a better idea what I want and
I'm wondering if someone can tell me if I can actually get this from
what I have, or what I should have bought.
I have a digitech JamMan.
I find it pretty easy to create loops with my guitar. I like the Auto
Record. I find it easier not to use a pre-set tempo. I like that I
can overdub on a loop. I like Undo. I like that there's 99 loops
possible. I like that I can increase the memory. I like that, during
playback, you can change loops and it waits until the end of the
current loop to switch.
A lot of these features might be normal for any looper - I don't know.
It seems to have a big deficiency for live use though in that I can't
save a loop while the loop is playing.
What I want to be able to do is to record a loop, say a verse. Let it
loop as long as I need. When the chorus comes I want to step to the
next loop, which would be empty and record the chorus, let it loop as
needed and then switch back to the verse and let it start looping the
verse again. Maybe I'd add an overdub or something, then switch to the
chorus - come back to the verse etc.
The problem is, if I record the verse loop and then switch to the next
loop number I lose the verse - because I didn't save it. If I want to
save it I must first stop it from playing, which is not appropriate
Is that a problem with most loopers? I was also considering the Boss
RC-20 or, if I must spend that much an RC-50.
Or maybe there's someway to get the JamMan to do what I want?
Any ideas or suggestions?