We are on to looping nirvana here...a hardware
Mobius, a VST EDP and Looperlative.....I'd donate to the pool of development
dollars for a VST Looperlative or EDP. Not that Mobius isn't the greatest thing
since sliced bread...I'm just looping VST greedy. I'm run them all in my VST
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Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 11:04
Subject: Re: Considering building an
Seriously! Not to beat a dead horse, but a hardware
Mobius host (even if it was just a mini-PC that boots straight into Mobius
with onboard audio/midi i/o) would be
Well, the hardware version wouldn't munch up your CPU. So you could use
Ableton Live and all its goodies. And Mac users could use it.
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From: Joshua Carroll <email@example.com>
Oooh, and it would be even better if it had 8 stereo EDPs that
could run in or out of sync with eachother...
Oh wait, we're
describing Mobius again...
I'll tell you exactly what the ultimate looper is. Save you some
Essentially it would be a stereo (or even surround) Echoplex. All
the same functions.
Rock solid syncing capabilities. No drifting!!
Custom foot controller similer to the FCB1010, except smaller. With
10 or so built in options of layouts. But also capable of custom
10 gigs of storage.
Small Bluetooth LCD display screen that can be mounted to a mic
Firewire, or USB connections.
Balanced and Unbalanced outs.
VST interface so the entire unit can be placed into DAW's and be
1 Rack space
Free 24 hour support line.
Now, get busy.
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From: "GORDIUS info" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I'd like to add one question to this :
> What kind of
(physical) volume control device do you target, Bob? Something
> else than a foot pedal?
> I'm asking, because I am
currently testing out a new design for a
> MIDI-controlled foot
pedal. And to me it seems that the "physical range" of
standard foot pedal is no more than 7 bit. I mean : I have trouble
> small enough movements to change the control value
with 1 single step in the
> 128-value range. Therefore I
believe a 10-bit ADC wouldn't make any sense
> when using a
footpedal, but maybe you have another type of controller in
> (if you intend to manipulate the linear
footpedal range and make it a
> non-linear transition cur ve, I
would believe you will get much better
> results just using a
7-bit to n-bit lookup table in firmware, rather than
> doing it
with some analog signal manipulation followed by 10-bit AD
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeffrey
> Sent: zaterdag 17 februari 2007 23:35
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Re: Considering building an ultimate looper...
> Ok, here's some friendly advice.
Be careful tossing out words like "ultimate looper" on this list. So
far > you've described a rather basic looper, except that
you seem to be obsessed
> with the resolution of the output
level control. In all the wish lists and
> product reviews that
appear regularly on this list, this is not a feature
> that I
remember being mentioned.
> If you're intending to
compete in the hardware looper market, I would be
> much more
concerned about things like continuous feedback, synchronization
> with external MIDI clocks, pitch and rate shifting, and
> like insert, multiply, replace, etc.
> Second, the insinuation that the Looperlative is not
"professional level" is
> likely to annoy the many professional
level musicians that use it, as well
> as the professional
level musicians that use other devices and software with
MIDI volume control.
> Quick show of hands. Does
anyone find that their musical ambitions are
> bei ng stymied
by the resolution of their volume pedal?
> I don't
doubt that there are devices that could do a better job smoothing
> controller changes, or providing a more musically useful
> at the top end of the range. But there are
software soluti ons to these
> problems that are quite
effective if not perfect.
> I don't mean to sound
discouraging, but this strikes me as a rather odd
> feature to
be focusing on. Before you start investing money in this
venture, be sure you have a good understanding of the market for