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Re: FS: Boss DD-20 stereo delay/looper
Yeah . . . FWIW at one point I owned and used 3 of the buggers at once.
If you dial in numerically-related times on different units the times
remain amazingly well synced.
Whatever digital "clock" circuit that's in them it must be really quite
Nowdays I only own and use the one . . . for my "mini" looping rig . . .
and (like Mark) I use that pretty seldom.
One of the stupidest parts of the DD-20 is the fact that the maximum delay
time is 23 seconds -- a prime number that's not divisible by much of
I can't tell you how many times I thought: "If they'd only made it 24!"
What were they thinking?
One little tiny second more and you would have a number divisible by all
sorts of useful factors (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12) in "whole" numbers too
(which says nothing for the fractions of a second possibilities).
Oh well . . .
---- Dennis Moser <email@example.com> wrote:
> And when you do that with two of them, well, *GRIN!
> On 5/22/08, tEd (R) kiLLiAn <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Yes, they can definitely be of different length.
> > You can dial them in in milliseconds toi make them whatever length
>you want and then store the delay length times in the "banks."
> > This enable you to do one of my favorite "tricks" with the thing:
> > Let's say you want to do a piece that is 96BPM, that handily works
>out to having delays that are some multiple of 0.625 seconds
> > Set up the banks as follows:
> > 0.625 seconds = one beat
> > 2.5 seconds = 4 beats
> > 5 seconds = 8 beats
> > 10 seconds = 16 beats
> > 20 seconds = 32 beats
> > As you can see, this even subdividing has some handy musical uses
>(even if you only get to have 2 contiguous delay time going at any given
> > Just step through the different "timezones" and build yourself a
>basic blues song (if you want) or something more abstract if you prefer.
> > It's is also quite nice that it's stereo.
> > Cheers,
> > tEd (R) kiLLiAn
> > Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things
>that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the
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> > http://www.guitar9.com/fluxaeterna.html
> > http://www.indiejazz.com/ProductDetailsView.aspx?ProductID=193
> > http://guitarplayer.com/article/y2k6-international-live/Jun-07/27768
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