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Re: Stuff for looping intro

Hayden Porter wrote:
> I use a loop device that does not have midi sync or tap tempo for setting
> delay time.  I only have knobs.
> When I first started looping, I often had problems with getting the
> delay(record) time to match up with the tempo (beats/minute) and
> meter(number of beats/measure) of my musical ideas.  I would often spend
> alot of time tweaking knobs and changing my idea until the machine and my
> idea agreed.  Then of course I would come up with another and go through
> the process again. :-(
> I am sure there is a process or formulae for solving this problem, but I
> havent come up with a satisfactory solution yet (I am still compromising 
> musical ideas to fit the machine).
> How much delay time would it take to create a 2 bar groove in 7/4 at 100
> beats/minute?
> 14 beats at 100 beats/minute
> 100 beats/minute = 1.7 beats/second
> 14 * 1.7 = 23.8 seconds
> Unfortunately I've got 8 seconds max with my machine.
> I would rather not get out the pen, paper and calculator just to get a
> simple groove going.
Simple - buy a unit that has tap tempo, e.g. Boomerang Phrase Sampler or