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Re: @Bill, empty loop, or looperlative/EDP trick (composition?)

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 10:47 AM, Simeon Harris
<simeonharris40@googlemail.com> wrote:
> one nice thing i discovered after watching lots of steve reich on 
> is to use the sequencer to slip a track one subcycle every cycle. i'm 
> this in the context of a pair of identical loops (one is a copy of the 
> - panned left and right). each time one of the tracks reaches it's end
> point, it slips one subcycle forward. if 8ths per cycle is set to 
> like 16, then you get some interesting rhythms going. if it's set to 128,
> then you get the phase looping that Reich favours with the tracks very
> gradually slipping out of phase...locking into a tight rhythm for a bit 
> then slipping out again. sounds great if you record a simple note 
> and then set both tracks to double speed. i have a script that sets all 
> up for me as i close the initial loop.

Simeon, that's a very interesting technique. I have to try it out! :-)
Now that I have the Gordius floorboard I can set up loads of "banks
for fun" to try out stuff that are not yet part of my usual gig setup.