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RE: Boss DD-20

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I didn't *notice* anyone suggesting putting a stereo looper/long delay
into the ALT 3/4 outs of a Mackie mixer or equivalent. Just pop the
button in on the channel(s) you wish to loop then pop them out when you're done.
Scott M2
-----Original Message-----
From: RobotFan@aol.com [mailto:RobotFan@aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 8:17 AM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Re: Boss DD-20

Actually, I could hard pan my mixer and send only the left channel to the DD-20. That kills the stereo advantage, but makes short work out of the problem. I just pan left the instruments that I want looped.
However, after an evening playing with it, I'm wondering if I didn't make a mistake just getting started with this. It's not like I thought it would be at all.
Because I want to capture parts in mid performance, it's very difficult to do. I did play games where I play a bass line, add a rhythm (even added percussion) and then jammed over that, but that is really NOT what I bought this for. I accompany myself fine in real time so making loops like that leaves my left hand doing little or nothing.
I don't know, maybe I'll play around with it some more before I decide this isn't for me.
I can't even adequately explain what it is I'm trying to do with it. I think the closest I can come to a description is that I want a "super arpeggiator" that I program in real time in performance. Like, I'm jamming on a groove and then capture a run on my lead synth which keeps repeating while I play a counterpoint to that run. Then I seamlessly replace the first looped run with another, etc. etc. etc.
Is that clear or am I doing a bad job of expressing this?
In a message dated 5/11/2005 12:45:08 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, biffoz@arczip.com writes:
Well... there IS a limit to how much a small mixer can manage. My last sentence addresses fading the aux levels of instruments you don't want to record.
There's no way around having to manage auxes to the looper input if you absolutely must have access to every instrument. The other approach is to dedicate each looper/s to one or two specific instruments and get happy with those limitations.