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Following Acoustic Musicians with Looper
When I loop _by_myself_, I'm quite happy with the musical freedom. If I
have an idea in my head, I can transform it into sounding music on a
looper more or less to my satisfaction.
When I play with others and _I_set_the_rhyhthm_ (and often also the bass
line) on my looper, it also works out quite well.
When it comes to playing together with other acoustic musicians in a live
setting where _they_set_the_tempo_ , there still seems to be a long way to
Recently, I jammed with a couple acoustic musicians where I didn't
dominate the song structure. So, the tempo was varying about ca. +/- 20
BPM. Eventually, I had to turn my RC-2 off.
To make a long story short: What looping features & skills do you need to
be able to play live with other musicians?
How do you keep in sync and keep up with tempo properly (acoustic
instruments only and no drummer with a midi trigger)?
My first guess is that you need a looper with the following features:
- Retrigger loop(s)
- Tap tempo
So, what hardware loopers are able to do this?
I can't really do that with my RC-50 + RC-2. You can't really stop and
restart the loop because the ther will be a big "hole" in the music (maybe
it works if you add a lot of reverb or put another loop under it?).
More or less useless on RC-50 (might work if you only have percussion).
RC-2: works quite fine. But you cannot use an external foot pedal for that
(tap tempo will work only in stop mode). That means you have to bend down.
So, how about other hardware loopers? And software (Mobius or
Have you experience with handling such situations in practice?
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