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Re: What will become of the Repeater pitch stretching techology, I wonder



:
> Per expounded:
>
> But you
>  can't program that into your FCB (or other MIDI controller). What you
>  have to do is to select one Repeater Track and then send MIDI notes
>  into it. Then the Repeater will hang on to this MIDI channel's MIDI
>  Notes for instant pitching of this Track's loops. So you can't work
>  pitch in more than one track this way. But it's really fast. I had an
>  arpeggiator juggle the pitch like super fast house techno over a one
>  octave span and never ran into the portamento trap. I heard Bill
>  Walker doing this with a guitar that has a built-in MIDI arpeggiator,
>  very cool.

On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 2:22 PM, mark francombe <mark@markfrancombe.com> 
wrote
> HUH Per,  You know its a while since i programmed my FCB to do this, but 
>i
> could have sworn that I had programmed midi notes... this isnt 
>possible???

Yes, of course! I do that extensively. But what is not possible is to
program a "hands-off" (as in using the FCB foot pedal) pitch-shift
function for the Repeater (as I describe above in your quote).

> Hmm I will check when i get home, you are right that my FCB is 
>"hardcoded"
> to pitch only one specific track ( i know this cos I often forget which
> track it is, make a loop on the wrong one - try and pitch it and nothing
> happens DOH!)

He, he.. I remember making that mistake quite a lot on the Repeater ;-))

> But Im sure I didnt programme CCs for it..

Yep, You're using MIDI notes. The trick is that you have to by hand
open the track selector and perform a quick "MIDI Learn" process from
the Repeaters front panel. Does only take a couple of seconds - but
for a true Shoe Gazer Looping Artist it might be cumbersome ;-))

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