after trying a lot of very sophisticated stuff: I had a looper responding to breath control (3dB difference between two mics triggers record or play back, I found that simple tools well mastered get me further and let me fly instead of being burdened to learn and remember all th sophisticated stuff I programmed:-)
My two cents...
From: Rick Walker <email@example.com>
Sent: Mon, March 21, 2011 6:39:06 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Foot controller for a dream looper
On 7/22/64 11:59 AM, Mark Hamburg wrote:
> On Mar 20, 2011, at 5:10 PM, Simeon Harris wrote:
>> With mobius you wouldn't need to model the looper in the controller. You just write a script for each button that asks "if mobius is in this state, then do this. If not then do something else". You'd just need to script the behaviours you want depending on the current conditions. This is not possible with the lp1 and I'm not sure even the most sophisticated floor controller can model a looper within it.
> However even as I resist a bit the rack aspect of the LP-1, a computer based solution seems to go even further in the wrong direction....
have very, very sophisticated and specific, idiosyncratic design/requests for a looper, Mark.
Honestly, how could any dedicated hardware looper EVER accomplish what you want, specifically,
let alone what every single other sophisticated looper in the world wants.
You are going to have to go with a computer or else, design your own looper as Bob Amstadt did when
he was frustrated with the different paradigms that were available in hardware when he designed the
Given that the LP-1 is hardware, it is by far, the most configurable piece of hardware looping gear
ever designed and manufactured. Will it do everything, no, but it even has the potential to add new
functionality through continuing software design if there is a consensus in the user base.
Additionally, it is sophisticated that you can get close, if not accomplish, a large amount of the things you want.
just doesn't have long press capability.
Honestly, it's okay if you don't use the LP-1 as I told you in my last private letter to you.
The LP-1 is not for everyone and Bob has been really clear about that from day one.
Mobius and a Laptop, with a good sound card and a sophisticated midi footpedal configuration
sound like it's the closest to what you want to do. It will require a lot of hard work on your part
to get it all going the way you want, though. That's the beautiful nature of the beast.