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Re: New Boomerang software

I may be misremembering but as I recall one of the really nice things 
about brother sync on the EDP was that it synchronized loop length but not 
necessarily start point — or if it synchronized start point it did so 
somewhat independent of recording. I could be wrong about this but I know 
a lot of the behaviors on the EDP could operate in synchronized mode but 
did so without forcing one to wait for loop boundaries — unless one wanted 
to. That was one of my favorite features of the EDP and something I miss 
on the Rang when working in Sync mode.

But it's been a while since I've used my EDPs since I went on an "avoid 
rackmount hardware" kick a while ago, so I may be misremembering exactly 
what they allowed and didn't allow.


On Oct 23, 2013, at 11:33 AM, Per Boysen wrote:

> I would say that from a user point of view Brother Sync is way better
> for ensemble jamming than MIDI Clock. Given that this really has this
> Rang protocol has the same features as the EDP's original Brother
> Sync. Good thing in my opinion is that you don't have to decide in
> advance which player shall take the sync master role and which one
> shall be the sync slave - like you have to do if going with a MIDI
> Clock system.
> ...
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.perboysen.com
> http://www.youtube.com/perboysen
> On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 8:25 PM, Tristan Zand <zzz@zzz.ch> wrote:
>> Sorry to say, but why would you not use MIDI clock to sync them 
>> together..
>> From a user point of view I mean (we can definitely see the interest 
>> for any
>> hard/software maker)?
>> Cheers
>> ;)
>> Z
>> http://zzz.ch
>> http://loopr.net
>> On 22 oct. 2013, at 22:17, Mike <mnelson@boomerangmusic.com> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> We have a new version of software that allows multiple Rang(TM) IIIs to 
>> be
>> synced WITHOUT any MIDI clock, and are looking for folks to check it 
>> out.
>> It's free, of course, and can be easily downloaded, but makes no sense 
>> to do
>> so unless you have more than one III. This new software, to be dubbed 
>> V3.1
>> when released, has only one new feature, this "brother sync" concept. 
>> You'll
>> need MIDI cables connecting the IIIs.
>> I was testing with 3 Rang(TM) IIIs and had some impressive results: 12 
>> loops
>> could be started and stopped and played together.
>> If you're interested, send me an email and I'll reply with 2 attached 
>> files:
>> .mid software file (downloaded to the III with a MIDI file player) and a
>> .doc file describing the software.
>> Thanks.
>> --
>> Mike Nelson
>> Secretary/Treasurer, Boomerang Management, Inc.
>> General Partner of Boomerang Musical Products, Ltd.
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