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RE: Specific Requirements For Pedal

Thank you all so much!! I think I'm going with the RC 505, as some of you 
suggested (if I make enough money then I might get another one). You're 
right - the brain is the hardest thing to manipulate to get what you want!

Best wishes, and lots of love to this amazing resource,

From: David Mason [stubhead@hotmail.com]
Sent: 26 February 2016 23:13
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: RE: Specific Requirements For Pedal

I will say, regardless of what system you go to, you're going to have to 
"adapt to it" as well as "it adapt to you." I'm currently tearing out my 
hair trying to come up with something IDEAL - umm, I'll be bald soon! Most 
of these work with a sequential "undo" capability, so IF you can remember 
where and how you loaded a loop in, you can claw your way back to it 
(erasing everything on the way, sadly). The basic, almost philosophical 
decision I had to make was to look for the single ultra-everything box, or 
use a combination of smaller, dumber ones to creat initial loops then load 
them into a higher-order processor. You got your general, you got your 
field marshals, you got your sergeants, you got your privates.... I have 
something of an aversion to basic "Boss tone"  - I've had an RC20-XL since 
their debut, and the only way I can get it to sound good is to feed it a 
fully-processed signal. To the best of my knowledge, Boss hasn't upgraded 
their root-level preamp in... forever. So I bought both a Pigtronix 
Infinity and a TC Electronic Ditto X2 with the idea that ONE would end up 
as the master brain, but they BOTH sound so good I haven't HAD to bust one 
back to private.

I do believe I'm going to end up with Audacity computer recording as my 
FINAL final stage. Since the Infinity and the DItto will each hold two 
loops without "committing", and the Boss and an Akai Headrush can each 
hold one, that gives me six before I have to finalize ANY ONE LOOP... and 
I CAN reverse direction and store several final sub-master versions onto 
the Boss if I want to. Which immediately brings up Enemy #2 (Enemy #1 is, 
alas, my own BRAIN'S lack of storage - i.e. - "What a great lick - where'd 
THAT come from?"). Enemy #2 is NOISE. It just piles up, and up, and... 
Every layer of storage adds more. And, even with humbuckings, sitting 
right in front of a not-P.O.S. monitor doesn't help either. And you HAVE 
to be willing to dump stuff, or at least tease your brain into being able 
to repeat something cool. If you could play it once, you can play it 
again, although this is a frighteningly anti-"mojo", anti-"inspiration" 
point of view. C'mon MAGIC FINGERS... Do Your Thing! Well, NO. The few 
people I've "philosophized" with (there's that word again) over looping 
agree, yer BRAIN is the hardest thing to trick into performing adequately.

> Subject: Re: Specific Requirements For Pedal
> From: ajmechkov@yahoo.co.uk
> Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 09:57:12 +0000
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Exactly what I was about to say :-)
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On 26 Feb 2016, at 08:26, Antony Hequet <antony.hequet@yahoo.fr> wrote:
> >
> > I use the RC 500 and I like the power and simplicity. If you are not 
> > going to go computer then sync two RC 500 is the way to go
> >
> >> On 26 Feb 2016, at 00:37, Sebastian Comeau 
> >> <Sebastian.Comeau@stu.gsmd.ac.uk> wrote:
> >>
> >> Dear all,
> >>
> >> I am looking for a pedal that can have many loops happening at once, 
> >> each with independent controls (so that I could have, say, 8 layers 
> >> of music and be able to change/stop any one of them without 
> >> interfering with the others). The best I've managed to find online is 
> >> the Boss RC 500, which does 5 channels. Anyone know anything that can 
> >> do more than 5?
> >>
> >> Warm wishes,
> >> Toby
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