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Re: Bringing loops in and out with an edp

On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 10:49 PM, marcus kirby <marcusloops@gmail.com> 
> I currently have one edp, but I'm getting another.
> I generally start out with two to four guitar loops which turn into one
> polyrhythm, then beatbox and add spacey vocals.
> I want to remove the first two loops though, since things get busy rather
> quickly. Generally, I think I could remove them after the eighth bar or 
> so.
> How do you guys remove the original loops and add new ones without
> cluttering things up?

Hi Marcus,

I'm not sure if you really are talking about multiple loops or if you
are meaning multiple layers of one loop?

When I used an EDP I usually set it to "More Loops = 5". With that
setting I was able to record a first quick loop and then go to the
next loop while copying the content of the first loop. Then might add
some more layers to loop 2 for a while and cool things down again by
going back to loop 1 (while playing over it without overdubbing -
still keeping loop 1 as the original recording). Then I jumped from
loop 1 into loop 3 while copying the content of loop 1 and started
layering different tonal parts into loop 3. etc, etc... With this
technique you can set up a song very quickly, but keep in mind that
you have to start with making a first loop that will work together
with a lot of the other loops to come.

A second way is to use the Undo button.

A third way is to use feedback.

A fourth way is to use Substitute in combination with a setting that
lets you mix how much of the old audio layers will be kept under the
new slices you cut into the loop. This only works in the alternative
performance modes. I found Replace Mode to work best for me, but I
know that for example Andy Butler (that knows more about the EDP than
I do) prefers Expert Mode.

I lended my EDP to a friend some years ago and have not got it back
yet, so I'm focusing on Mobius only now for looping.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
www.looproom.com internet music hub