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Re: Looping with a mixer

Yeah, I have a Rane TTM52 as well as a Stanton SK2 at the moment.  I have to get rid of my Rane tho and I'm torn between a Vestax 07pro and a Stanton SK2F with focus fader.  I think I'm gonna have to go with the Vestax 07pro since it has an effects send which clears up lots of the problems.
BTW, thanks for all the responses (some very detailed ones).  The main problem I have is that I NEED a mixer with a sharp cut in on the fader and also a smooth fader.  This kinda rules out most mixers that have more than 2 channels so I guess my only option is either to buy a session mixer (Stanton does one called an ISM-3 in case anyone's interested, it's about $50 and has loads on inputs and out puts, it's alose very small) or to make sure that the next mixer I buy has effects send.
One a final note, if anyone wants to see a good turntablist using a looper, checkout the video "Thus Rumble" where DJ Radar creates a track where he drums, lays a bassline and scratches over the top.
Estan Milko
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 11:10 PM
Subject: Re: Looping with a mixer

Hi Estan-

Not everyone here uses a looper with guitar.  If you want to use a looper or other effect on turntables, the best way will probably be to use an effects send and then to return it to a dedicated channel.  This isn't necessary, however.  You can always send the mixer's output straight into the looper or effects device.  This works best with stereo devices, of course.  The drawback here is that if you have a different program on each deck and only want to loop or effect one of them, it's impossible.  The other alternative is to use an external phono preamp and run only one turntable into the effects, and then run that into the line input on your mixer.

P.S.  The Rane TTM54i has "effects send" is really an insert.  Make sure that if you look into DJ mixers with effects sends, that they will work the way you want them to.


Subject: Looping with a mixer
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2001 21:24:32 +0100
From: Estan Milkovitch <estan@freeuk.com>
To: loopers-delight@loopers-delight.com
Hi, I've been reading the messages for a while and I've noticed that 
generally everyone uses their looping device with a guitar, I want to 
use one with 2 turntables and a mixer but I have a couple of questions.

As far as I can work out, I'd need some kind of effects send on my 
mixer to be able to use ANY type of guitar pedal, can anyone confirm 
this and if so, is there any way to get around this?


Estan Milko