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Re: Spawning musical ideas?

On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 8:59 PM, georg hartmann <georghartman@gmail.com> 
> Hello Per,
> little Question: which setup do you use for this looping??

Hi George,

The looper in use is Mobius software looper running on a 1 gHz Windows
XP laptop. The MIDI pedalboard for controlling the looper was a
Behringer FCB1010 (at the time I recorded this). On the pedal I use
one bank of ten switches for direct rate shifting of the loop; so I
have ten optional pitch transpose ranges that I find useful. Rate
shifting a loop also changes the length of the loop, the higher the
pitch the faster it loops. You can hear that in the clip I posted
because just before I started improvise that chord sequence + melody I
had created a kind of tremolo effect by pumping the looper feedback
pedal. I regarded that as a mistake when I did it but now, for
educational purposes, its' actually good that you hear by the tremolo
when the loop speeds up vs slows down according to the rate shifting.

When doing this parallel transposing of a looped chord the melodies
and scales that works well depends on whether it is a major or minor
chord being transposed. I find that very interesting and helpful when
looking for other melody lines than the usual.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen