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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 <highhorse@mhorse.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
> package.
> 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
> www.swanwelder.com
> www.chinapaintingmusic.com
> > There is a distinct charm in gear doing unexpected
> things, and a few methods to create them:
> >   

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