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Re: Boomerang survey - please respond
Holding [LOOP START] is interesting, but I need the option of having AUTO
STACK as the default.
The idea of holding [LOOP END] is also interesting and I picture that as
AUTO STACK with STACK set to MOMENTARY.
Minimum requirements for AUTO STACK to be useful to me
— foot location doesn’t need to move (excludes Method #4)
— Bro-sync slaves can [AUTO STACK] by default
I have 2 Rangs bro-synced, each with a SideCar. I would like the option of
the SLAVE entering [AUTO STACK], which requires it either being
default-able or a message being broadcasted over bro-sync.
I believe we can please everyone, but it would cost 2 toggle spots.
There are 4 different combinations which can be accomplished with 2
1) Default [LOOP END] behavior ([LOOP START] tap)
— if MOMENTARY STACK is on, this will stack while [LOOP END] is held down
2) Alternate [LOOP END] behavior ([LOOP START] hold)
Holding [LOOP START] will engage the opposite behavior of 1
Toggle #1 seems absolutely necessary to me, and I’d have it always on
Auto-stack, of course.
I’d prefer toggle #2 Disabled, but I could probably live with it being
fixed at either value.
On May 21, 2014, at 1:53, Mark Hamburg <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On May 20, 2014, at 2:58 PM, Jason Fistner <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I’m so excited that Mike et al. are finally considering this!!!!
>> In sum:
>> Method #3
>> More detailed:
>> Let’s first look at some reasons for wanting to enter [STACK/ OVERDUB
>> MODE] mode immediately at [LOOP END]:
>> a) Flow
>> - as us loopers know, it’s crucial to keep things moving and changing—
>> especially at the beginning! most people do not have our tolerance for
>> b) Signal Smoothness
>> - hard cuts on delay and reverb trails reveal the seams and can take a
>> listener out of it
>> c) Volume/ dynamics smoothness
>> - sometimes by the end of the loop, especially in long loops, the
>> volume of what is being played at the end doesn’t match what it was at
>> the start (inadvertently, by some psychological magic :D ). going right
>> into [STACK] mode can smooth this out.
> I think these correspond to my two categories with (a) being the first —
> I just want to start evolving the loop immediately — and (b) and (c)
> being the need to get some overlap at the end to smooth out the
> transition or deal with delay and reverb trails. I argue that in the
> latter case, it’s actually inconvenient to need to tap a switch again
> when done — though not nearly as inconvenient as the tap dance the
> Boomerang III currently requires to go straight into STACK. I would also
> argue that in the first case, you know that’s what you will be doing.
> That’s why I liked the idea of being able to use a hold at the beginning
> of the loop to indicate a desire to go into stack when done recording —
> i.e., Press (Start Recording) - Hold - Release - Press (Start Stacking)
> — and a hold at the end of the loop to generate an overlap without
> remaining in stack — i.e., Press (Start Recording ) - Release - Press
> (End Recording, Start Stacking w/o Decay) - Release (End Stacking, Start
> Playing). If you hold at both ends of the loop, there just need to be a
> decision as to whether the “go into stack” behavior holds or whether the
> “momentary stack” behavior holds.