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Re: Laptops in Looping Rigs

Here's a couple of recommendations:

1. for a soundcard the Echo Indigo I/O is a PCMCIA (sp?) card with a
lower latency than USB drives.  Works well for me.

2. There is a nice free piece of software modeled after the
"Frippertronics" tape loop setup called Elottronix XL. It's a VST
effect, so you can probably run it inside of Ableton (I use EnergyXT
as a VST host).


hope this is of interest.

On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 11:52:24 -0500 (EST), ejyuhas@eclipse.net
<ejyuhas@eclipse.net> wrote:
> Hello fellow loopiers,
> I've just purchased a laptop PC which I plan on using in my looping rig. 
> have a few questions/concerns if any of you have any input or guidance.
> I'm all ears!
> 1. How do I connect it to my amp? Is there a USB device that will be an
> acceptable interface? Will the Tascam US-122 be a good choice? I heard
> some devices have a lag time, which I do not want.
> 2. I plan on using either Abelton LIVE or Adobe Audition as my software,
> along with Ambiloop or Fruity Loops. Does anyone have any "favorites" of
> these I mentioned? Easier to use than another? Recommended foot
> controllers---I see that the FCB101 gets a lot of mention. How about the
> Rocktron All-Access?
> 3. Can Abelton LIVE play a prepared track, and then allow me to click a
> foot pedal with a drum track that is synched to the prepared track? Can
> Audition do the same thing?
> 4. FWIW...my style of looping leans toward the ambient/new
> age/Fripp/Torn/Centrozoon/Pinhas type of looping, w/ acoustic and 
> guitar. My influences from this list are Kris Hartung, Bernhard Wagner 
> a many others. You guys ALL rock ! :) Some of my other floor pedals and
> loopers include a Boss DD-20 & RC-20, a DL-4, an octave pedal and a
> Digitech RP-100 (soon to be traded in for something better).
> Anyway...hope I wasn't long-winded, but I feel that the more info I give,
> the better insight you all have...I learn a lot from this group, and it's
> a pleasure to read and learn from the many varied posts. On occasion I've
> even emailed responses to some newbies, even though I'm an "advanced"
> newbie...LOL.
> Peace & loops,
> Ed in NJ

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