Sent: Friday, July 08, 2005 9:35
Subject: RE: Acoustic questions and
I think your budget is an obstacle for what you are trying to
accomplish. Hopefully you already have the guitar pickup (and as for
the slap in the hole kind, if you can tolerate the tone it produces
normally, it will be fine, if you don't like it, then just picture having to
hear multiples of it. Personally I've never heard one other than the
Sunrise, which is quite expensive, that I could tolerate for any length of
RC-20 will work fine with an acoustic, depending on what features you need
to have. If you want features like progressive undo and multiply, I'm
pretty sure you are going to have to spend more money (check the owners
manual/or loopers delight page on-line for the features). If you want
to run guitar and vocals though a looper you are going to need a mixer in
front of the looper, and with your budget I'm not sure you are going to be
able to afford one that has the capabilities to also route out to a PA as
well with some clever signal chain management.....so you may have to hold
off on that idea and just run your guitar through the looper, buy the
cheapest 4 channel mixer you can find and output it into the cheapest PA you
can find (a guitar amp will not produce satisfactory results with the guitar
and 2 vocals).
Given your price limitations, you may need to cut
corners everywhere. I believe the Akai Headrush is the cheapest looper
on the market <$200, you may want to see if this could possibly fit your
needs though the RC-20 has longer record times and loop storage
think you are probably going to have to invest more than $400, if all you
have right now is a guitar without a pickup. Especially if you intend
to use this rig in a public place. If you are going to use this for
practice purposes and then have access to a PA at a gig, then you might want
to hold off on the PA and get a mixer with 2 headphone outs, and use that to
practice until you can afford to really buy some decent equipment.
Just throwing out ideas here.
And for a K-Dub (Keller Williams) fix, if you are
not aware of it you need to check out this site: www.archive.org/audio
then go to the live music archive part, there you will find over 100 K-Dub
shows in lossless compression for FREE. I also recommend checking out
Brock Butler on the site as well, he also uses a looping device (start out
with the SBD source show).
Hope this helps.
From: Harmony & Matthew
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2005 6:40
Acoustic questions and "Hello!"
My name is Matthew, I have been playing guitar for 15 years,
last 10 mostly acoustic, and i recently got into Keller Williams...AND, i
am fired up and dying to set up a simple rig..something i can afford...i
can see in former posts that the echoplex and other high end peices work
well, here is my idea...i want to mic the guitar...(acoustic
pickup?)...have it run through the "looper"..and a mic for my wife
and i to sing...(if it could run through the looper, great, but i realize
with my budget!?!)...and then have a speaker system...(amp, or small PA
set up...) all for not much money...100 dollars...HAHAHA, ok, no,
may 300, i know, ah, 400 with it all ready to go?!? i hear that you
dont need a guitar amp with the acoustic...or even shouldnt...but i want a
system to take the mic too...the singing mic that is...
if i buy...say a Boss RC 20...will that work well with an
acoustic...i am in the dark here...i dont know what is out there
lately...and for my price range...i know, please stop laughing;) at
the very least i would like to know if a regular "slap in the soundhole"
pick up in my blueridge will be ok with something cheap as a RC 20...or
would it be a waste of money?
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