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Re: future loopers

Title: Re: future loopers
How about being able to modify the feedback settings fifty layers back, so you could perform acts of loop archaeology with a photoshop-like History Pedal?

Seriously, memory is cheap and people wonder about what to do with six minutes of delay. Divide it up with 100 delay taps spaced 3.6 seconds apart, and set the
tap levels in a nice gradual descent to zero. Sounds just like a certain kind of looping, except there's really no feedback happening. Then map a controller to make a 'bump' in a dozen of the tap levels and sweep it around: sounds like infinite, gradual Undo...

I will resist further comments about my vaporware and go home and get back to work on it.

-Alex S.

At 1:02 PM -0700 8/16/03, Nic Roozeboom wrote:
The ability to have multiple (indexed) subloops as elements of the 'loop' (loop concept used here as decoupled from a fixed-time paradigm, but used more as a logical entity). The subloops would have an arbitrary repetition time.
This eliminates the restriction of one repetition period per loop (as dictated by the Repeater). Other looping devices currently may have this differently, don't know about the EDP e.g.
Furthermore, if combined with the possibility to assign measure (bar/beat numbering) and a beat quantize capability, this would enable the buildup, superimposition and individual manipulation of loops that are a defined ratio of time to one another - I.e., true polyrhythm. E.g., my first loop element is a 12/8 but my next loop element (within that loop location) is a 5/8. (BTW herein lies also the added value over having separate loopers doing the multiple-loop thing, other than cost).
The polyrhythm in the Repeater is a gross misnomer. It is merely the assignability of arbitrary (odd, prime, whatever) meter to what's already in the fixed-length loop.
I have more, equally ill-thought-out ideas... How about (MIDI) pitch shift *during* record?
----- Original Message -----
From: SoundFNR@aol.com
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2003 2:16 AM
Subject: future loopers

Here's a question.

What features would you like to see in a looper?

Think bizarre

1) I want to hear the loop I just recorded played back at
   normal speed and half speed at the same time

2) I want to just keep playing, and hear just my overdubs
     playing backwards.

be imaginative

the ideas have to come before the reality

andy butler