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more on the RC-50; any thoughts on the eventide timefactor?

I actually played my first gig with the pedal and I would call it a
definite success.

The show has a lot of ability for me to screw around, particularly
since there's about an hour from the "start" of the show to when
people really show up.

It worked very nicely.  I'd spent some time with the unit, though I
was careful to erase everything before the show.  The one very nasty
surprise was that I'd left the unit with the wet send coming through
-- it fed back something terrible before I figured that out.  It
wasn't noticeable in the studio when it was just the one instrument.

I had three empty presets:  multi/sync, multi-no-sync, single.

I had fun with each.  Single is particularly interesting because you
can sort of make songs on the fly.

On the negative side, the time stretching is simply unacceptable --
particularly since I have a Repeater and an Eclipse in my rack.  I'm
going to make sure that that never happens....

Now I'm looking at the Eventide Timefactor.... any thoughts?

On Mon, Feb 18, 2008 at 2:22 PM, Chris Sewell <lunamusic@mac.com> wrote:
> I will play my part to be looped, stop the recording (by pressing
>  stop, not play) while either playing the part again or adding a bar
>  of similar material. Then I start the loop.

Oh, that's pretty nice!  It doesn't "fix it" but it's a nice technique
to cultivate on its own and will in practice

> This won't work for
>  everybody or every song, but it avoids embarrassment at a gig. Also,
>  you can send the rhythm guide to the sub out then monitor that
>  somehow via headphones or in ear monitors through a mixer, you can
>  avoid the glitch and go right into play as long as you are in time.
>  Or, import wav files of percussion, make them the length of what you
>  want your loop to be. That first time round is now taken care of.
>  Gotta love the workaround.
>  On Feb 18, 2008, at 12:47 PM, Tom Ritchford wrote:
>  > I'm sure you didn't miss me :-D but I'm back.  For some reason I got
>  > unsubscribed in late November -- I realized it sometime later but
>  > didn't get the time to resub till now.
>  >
>  > I bought an RC-50 when it came out, but I was very disappointed, with
>  > two issues:
>  >
>  >  - the glitch that occurred when you went from "record" to play.
>  >  - the fact that my left output was 12dB less than my right one.
>  >
>  > It was confirmed to me that the first one was common to all units;  I
>  > didn't find anyone with the second problem and assumed I had a bum
>  > unit (but I unfortunately didn't detect it till it was too late).
>  >
>  >
>  > So I shelved the unit.  This weekend, I brought it out, upgraded the
>  > software, and gave it a whirl.
>  >
>  > I knew that the upgrade sort of fixed the glitch, and that's sort of
>  > right.  What really cheered me up was that the second problem also
>  > cleared itself up!  It must somehow be a software glitch - which
>  > actually makes sense now I think about it, the whole thing is
>  > "fly-by-wire" (all levels are digitally controlled).
>  >
>  > Yaaay!
>  >
>  > However, there's still a glitch-let when I go right from record to
>  > play.  It's small, I've decided it's usable to replace my headrush
>  > (which only does one loop but NEVER glitches), but it's noticeable.
>  >
>  > Any hints on how to avoid it?  It only occurs on the first go
>  > around...
>  >
>  >
>  > ALSO:  I'm still doing my Monday nights in the East Village.
>  > http://swirly.com has a little information but I have a lot more music
>  > to upload there.
>  >
>  > We're definitely looking to book interesting acts!  There's no $$ now
>  > but there's a good PA, I record everything digitally (though there's
>  > been some glitches with the piece-of-&*#$ MicroTrack II I managed to
>  > get almost everything) and dancers and funny lights and things - and
>  > more to come.
>  >
>  > Let me know, off-list, if you wanna do a set.
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  > --
>  >  /t
>  >