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Re: Re:How do you chain your Effects?
I believe the most important philosophical question is "effects before or
after the looper?"
Of course, the best way is to have both, like in my big hardware setup
(http://moinlabs.de/images/MS02.jpg) or in my laptop-based setup, where
effects can be placed both after and before the looper.
The choice has usually to be made in smaller, pedalboard-style/mixer-free
setups (like in my small instrument into Zoom G2.1u into Boss DD20,
sometimes with a Korg KP3 trailing that setup). In that setup, I make a
lot of use of the Zoom's internal effect, but also can use the KP3's
effects (if present) after the looper.
However, a post-looper effect here will automatically affect both loop and
Generally, the advantage of effect pre-looper:
* you can make use of the looper effecting the effects (like in a
reverse loop having the reverb happening before the signal)
* you can "free up" your effects after it has been mixed-down to the loop
The advantage of effect post-looper:
* in modulated effects, the modulation is always confined to the loop's
timing, whereas e.g. a step-sequencer controlled filter can have another
loop duration if it comes after the loop and thus sound different
everytime the loop comes around.
* you can change the effects processing of a static loop during the
A good alternative is using a looper like e.g. the Repeater which has an
effects insert, where you can choose to have the effect work on the input
signal or on the loops.
But if I only have one effect available and don't have a looper with an
insert, I also will always put the effect pre-looper. If I have more than
one effect, at least one will be after the looper.
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Betreff: Re:How do you chain your Effects?
Gesendet: Di, 11. Dez 2007
> > how do you actually chain your effects?
> My setup: Instruments -> Mixer -> Delay/FX -> Looper -> PA. Volume and FX
> levels are changed using a midi controller, the mixer settings don't