not enough loops as in not enough drum
patterns? or not enough places to save loops?
the levels are not hard to control if you set
them all at unity and save it as a default patch.
I think that is the thing about the RC-50.
It's pretty flexible, which can be a problem for some.
Once you understand that you'll be setting it
up how you like it, then saving a default patch with those settings and
always using that as a start patch, I think the thing is pretty darn
As far as sync, we have some new people
chiming in that it works fine if it is the master.
I haven't tried it that way as I don't have
anything to use with it.
So that scenario might be fine.
noisy? didn't notice that.
can't turn modeling off? you mean like the
built in flat amp simulator? that only works on the mic or aux, so it's
not an issue with the main guitar input.
it doesn't gate quiet passages here. It is
flawless in sound quality.
On Jun 13, 2007, at 11:51 AM, Richard Sales
I don't mind the RC50. But there are issues!
(Off the top of my head without thinking about it too
1.) not enough loops. I don't like
overdubbing because the levels are hard to control. I might have to work
on that, though.
2.) it does something funny to the sound (I
THINK it's the RC50 that's doing it. I need to do a study of it. But I
think it gates quiet passages.)
3.) I think it's noisy (pretty sure it's the
4.) If Teddy is right, sync issues, which I
haven't tested yet but, when I get around to it, could be
5.) The built in modeling can't be turned
off unless you're going in mic or aux. The modeling thing might be what
causes the gating effect I'm hearing. What bothers me most about the
modeling is that if and when I change loopers, the whole picture will
change. However, I LOVE the sound I'm getting.
The nice thing about not enough loops is it
forces economy and sometimes economy forces creativity. And also
thinking about structure, if structure is a part of your game. And the
guide track has forced me to realize that I write a lot in 5 and 7/4. I
would have run into that with the sequencer too, but I've been on an
anti sequencer jag for a while now.
I would never say it's a big waste of money
because it's opened up whole new continents of possibility for me, GIANT
continents!) but probably any quality sound looper could have done that.
At some point I'm sure I'll graduate to a Looperlative, but I need to
really study that.
I haven't really done any real tests to see
if the sound issues are the RC50 or the gizmos I have in the chain.
Whenever I sit down to test it I start playing which always carries me
away from the world of rational thinking, testing etc. And that by itself is worth
much more than 500 ducks.
I understand where you're coming from. But
in the situation I outlined, it works great. Nobodys time is perfect
that the loop is flawless. A drummer playing in time will always drift
a little. Even if you are that perfect, you will never hit every loop
all night at a gig.
But yes, for solo stuff the RC-50 has its