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Re: reducing "time to setup"--
On 06/12/2013 00:03, Amy X Neuburg wrote:
The most basic answer is: without any sort of "cheating" there is no way
to minimize the ramp-up,
while I disagree with the above.......
So my best advice is to think carefully about each individual layer to
make sure it is in itself musical.
.....that's spot on.
( worth applying to non-looped music too! )
Plus learn to go directly into overdub without waiting for the layers to "go
that makes a big difference.
Apart from that there's any number of techniques, but the main one for
a more regular type structure is this:-
Depending on the capability of your looper, the early layers can be much
shorter in length
than the "final loop"
i) record a one bar rhythm (percussion)
ii) record a 2 bar bass line, simple enough to underpin a more
iii) then you can add a chordal part 16bars, 32 bars ...whatever
If the looping device is so designed it lets you do all that on
just one loop, using something called "Multiply" or "Re-Sample".
Otherwise it's necessary add loops to get that.
Also just take time to check out some of the guys on this list and note
how *they* do it.
Usually this means some kind of interaction with technology...the loop
device gets to be an instrument.
You can also cheat,
It's just my own aesthetic here, but if you're going to pre-record
why not just pre record all of it?
In putting out my songs on CD I occasionally shorten the lead-in time
To edit a loop performance for repeated listening is not uncommon.
My way too many cents.
not at all...appreciated