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What are the looper features that manufacturers are stupid to leave out?
following the conversation that developed on the Boomerang thread.
...just a rough sketch for comment, and keeping in mind that
no one feature set is right for everybody.
(and forgetting for the moment that almost any delay unit
can be pressed into looping usage)
The features that every looper has
The features that are very commonly desirable, but could be left out and
leave a satisfying piece of kit. Depends a lot on the amount of floor space
unit will take up.
2) Speed change
4) Midi sync
5) Volume on loop(s)
The features that get left out, but really shouldn't
1) Option of going straight into Overdub
2) Feedback control (at least during Overdub)
3) Seamlessly re-record a loop ...(so unsupported that it's importance is
4) Multiply ( or 2 or more loops to allow you to achieve it)
The features that add usefulness, but not at the expense of essentials.
3) Configurable Quantise
4) Alternate Outputs
...well that's enough from me...what do you all think?