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Re: Looping with other musicians, new tools=new results

For me, a solution that requires buying an buggy, out-of-production 
piece of gear and programming a MIDI footcontroller isn't an appealing 
option.  It wasn't clear in my original post, but I was asking how the 
problem of wandering tempos when combining multiple musicians and 
rhythmic loops could be addressed on the EDP, and near as I can figure, 
there's no solution that I'd consider elegant.

Having a time stretch feature would be helpful, but my experience is 
that tempos go up and down and up and down over the duration of a 
piece.  Having to re-sync the loop is a pain in the ass, via 
timestretch or retriggering or whatever, which is why I prefer that 
everyone follow the loop (or timecode).

And don't get me started about DJs who don't understand that fretted 
instruments can't bend up or down from A440 with impunity...


On Friday, August 29, 2003, at 10:00 PM, 
Loopers-Delight-d-request@loopers-delight.com wrote:

> Travis wrote:
> "If you're playing with other musicians, and the collective tempo
> shifts, and you've already recorded a loop with tempo-dependent
> information, then I don't see how you can "adjust" the loop. "
> Dear Travis,
> for all it's well publicized faults (and there are several of
> them.........LOL) ,   the Electrix REPEATER is the only looper that 
> can do
> this on the fly as it uses sample stretching technology (ala Sound 
> Forge's
> ACID or Ableton's LIVE).
> The cool thing is that you can program a midi pedal with whatever tempo
> tolerances you would like
> (most live songs rarely speed up more than 10 or 15 BPM as an example).