Yes, that would work great, but I think a multiply function was pretty
important to him if I recall. I’m not sure about the twenty but I know the
RC-2 will not do this because I have one. I think the Rc-20’s cannot
either, but I could be wrong on this. For me, that would be a deal breaker and
it’s the main reason I sold my otherwise awesome 2880.
If there is anything I have learned from pouring money into this
bottomless pit of looping gear over the last few years, it is to get what you
want right off the bat because you will end up spending more money in the long
run if you don’t. For me at least, it is a pretty bad disease.
Once I get a piece of gear that can’t do what I envision
musically, all I think about when I’m playing is “it sure would be
nice if it could do X”. I don’t feel the same way about other
instruments though, I can live with a guitar, bass, sax or drum kit that
doesn’t have “quite the right tone” I envision but as soon as
a looper limits my creativity I get annoyed with it,
Maybe I’m just a glass half empty kind of guy but would
any of you agree with this?
From: scott hansen
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 12:34 PM
Subject: A multi channel looper
i'm not sure i would call it a multi-channel looper,
but when i had my original boss RC-20 (the one w/ the 4 min of looping time,
the xl has 16 min), it has an input for instrument (your choice-i used a
guitar) & it has a microphone input. there was an input level for each
(mic & instr).
whether this would be considered "mutli-channel" i don't know. i
never did use the mic option, i just used it for guitar. but i think
the idea for it is solo performer (or band) could record guitar/voice things
(or anything w/ microphone) and then layer on top, etc. so if you just needed
it to supplement live stuff, guitar/voice (or keyboards) it would probably
work. and it does reverse nice and easy. the original one like i had (the 4
min recording time) you can get pretty cheap and try it out. i think i got
mine a yr ago for 150$, so they're in that range or cheaper now.... obviously
if you need lots of recording time, the rc20xl is newer, & last i checked
them, they were still going a bit higher-they were out of my price range when
i was looking....
i know a few people i've seen in past use one was kaki king, john scofield,
i'm sure there are more out there...
some thoughts. good luck,