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RE: Mixing setups for looping

Roland was making an 8x8 matrix mixer at one point, I think. The 
may do that as well. Personally, I do that with my laptop, Reaktor and an
audio interface.

way, way behind on the list,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Fox [mailto:billyfox@soundscapes.us]
> Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 4:18 PM
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Re: Mixing setups for looping
> CHRISROVER@aol.com wrote:
> > I've been experimenting with a switchable patch bay (ProCo) to reroute
> > the output from Looper A to B and vice versa (without repatching) for
> > some interesting performance options. Feedback loops pose a problem
> > though since they also alter the basic sound (unwanted phase shifting).
> >
> > A mixer with several sends would seem to solve a lot of issues related
> > to looping more than one source or looping with one or more devices.
> > Routing and keeping your basic noiselevel to a minimum are
> > definitively calling for some creative solutions. The only Rackmixer
> > around (that I'm aware) of is an older Roland. However it is quite
> > noisy and not in production anymore.
> For me, the ideal mixer for looping or electronic music does not exist.
> The ideal mixer would have 16 stereo channels, each with 16 stereo
> effect sends.  (I might even settle for 8 and 8.)  There are more
> features needed but, as you can see, they are moot since there aren't
> any mixers with that many effect sends... not to mention that sends are
> mono in mixers that we can afford.
> Cheers,
> Bill