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Re: ZOOM 508

On Tue, 6 Jan 1998 lwordsman@pirnie.com wrote:

> Thanx for all of the input regarding the digitech time machine.  I 
>bought a zoom 508 but am not sure that I like the scrolling interface.  
>Knobs may be the way to go.
> I didn't buy an expression pedal and so the TAP and HOLD features only 
>work in the edit mode.  The manual is not very clear regarding the use of 
>these functions without the foot control.  To date I've been able to use 
>the hold mode which allows me to jam over a repeated portion of material 
>but I can't figure out how to establish the length of the loop that is 
>held.  I seem to get just a fragment of the overall delayed material.  
>Maybe a half second piece of a four second delay.  TAP has completely 
>eluded me.
> I know this stuff is pretty basic to most of you but I would appreciate 
>any direction possible.  I have until next week to return the device for 
>a full refund and may still do that and opt for the time machine.
> I'd like to get into a more detailed discussion of the zoom with someone 
>knowledgable if anyone has the time.  That could be done seperate from 
>this list to avoid boring others.

tap and hold are available without the footswitch, you tap both pedals at
the same time. Press to start the loop, then again to end the loop.

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