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RE: unexpected gear behavior
WOW! What a concept!!!!I have 3 Ibanez Dm-1100s and a
digitech 720 and I just use those to get loops going.
my Roland RE-201 is fun too, but tape degredation, you
know. I NEVER thought of using a tape loop in a
cassette machine. WOW!!!
--- Daryl Shawn <email@example.com> wrote:
> This is one of the biggest reasons why I continue to
> enjoy using a
> cassette machine for looping, in spite of its
> obvious limitations. When
> I click off my punch-in pedal, I only have a vague
> idea what I'm going
> to get. The length of the loop is fixed, and there
> is no kind of click
> track, so a perfectly rhythmic loop is almost
> impossible. I often
> distress the tape stock, so when the playback starts
> there may or may
> not be wow and flutter, dropouts, distortion, etc.
> Also, I change tape
> speeds frequently while recording, so the pitch will
> also change in a
> fashion which is very hard to predict when combined
> with the lag of the
> machine's motor. It's very easy to introduce the
> unexpected into this
> system, it seems part and parcel of the whole
> Every now and then I'll try out a digital looper in
> stores, and when I
> play something and hear it back, I'm so disappointed
> when it sounds
> exactly like what went into it!
> BTW, thanks for posting our schedule for the
> Chinapainting show, Jim.
> Hope some folks can make it out to see us.
> Daryl Shawn
> > There is a distinct charm in gear doing unexpected
> things, and a few methods to create them:
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