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Re: midi looper
What's the big deal about defining loop length? Ever since I've looped
with a JamMan synced to a MIDI clock I've had to preset how many beats
my loop was going to be and I never, ever found it to be a limitation.
In fact, I think it's a kind of nice structure. Like picking out a
length of tape and then dealing with it.
On Monday, July 28, 2003, at 10:48 PM, Mark Hamburg wrote:
> If you can forego feedback, I would say that a lot of drum machines
> demonstrated that one can do a reasonably job of looping MIDI. What
> generally seem to lack include:
> * On the fly loop length definition
> * Multiply, insert, etc. options while playing/recording
> I also want to do everything else while the machine is playing
> saving patterns for later recall, switching which pattern I'm editing,
> If you are familiar with the Roland Grooveboxes, the RPS stuff is fun
> building pieces by adding and removing loops and effects. It's in some
> nicer than the simple mute/unmute tracks approach since you can play
> where a phrase starts. But you can't build up a set of RPS phrases
> Instead you have to write a bunch of patterns and then assign them.
> MIDI looping shouldn't try to recreate audio looping. You can use audio
> loopers for that. But it should try to recreate the live feel of
> and evolving the material as you go.