Looping for Guitarists: An Open Letter to FX Manufacturers

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by splatt, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. jujube

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    This has been an epic thread (with lot of useful info) outlasting every circular Dumble discussion on TGP! :-D
     
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    I just scored a Tensor; I’m working away to use it with my softstep, but have to use my MacBook as the midi host for now.

    I’m understanding why you guys love these other hardware loopers with the various manipulative tools. There’s no much sound hiding in what I was already playing.
     
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  3. Seance

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    The version 3 Stamme[n] from David Rolo (Drolo) has a lot more "punching in" capabilities.
    Also now has sample rate and control knobs.
    And in the Hold Modes if you keep the function stomp on it becomes a reverb.
    Seems pretty interesting.

     
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  4. splatt

    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    killer!
     
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  5. weevilcaster

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    Very cool! I can see hours & hours of fun to be had!
     
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  6. p.j.

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    His other pedals look pretty cool, also, he has some great names for his pedals. https://www.davidrolo.com/shop/
     
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  7. pangea2003

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    Dear fellow TGP looping friends,

    i wish you a very happy (almost) new year 2019!


    I'm getting in touch with you guys here, because I have just bought an old Capybara 320 and I'm desperately looking for Dennis Leas' Greentea Looping Construction Kit for Kyma X.


    http://www.loopers-delight.com/tools/greentea/LooperConstructionKit.html


    I've been in touch with Symbolic Sound but they were not able to help as they don't support Kyma X anymore.


    So I thought that some expert looping guitarist on this thread could be able to help me in order to get this looping Kyma's kit for my new capybara 320, and become a happy looping man on this new year coming.. ??


    I couldn't find any trail of Dennis Leas online, and the kit seems to be vanished from Kyma's Tweaky website as well..


    So if any of you can help me out there I would be immeeeensely grateful.


    Thanks!


    Pepe
     
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  8. pangea2003

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    A new kid on the block:

    https://www.strymon.net/products/volante/


    'Sound on Sound with Magnetic Personality.
    Sound on sound looping mode with reverse, pause, splice and infinite repeat functions.

    Create dynamic loops that degrade and evolve.
    Change loop direction at the touch of a footswitch.
    Press PAUSE for a mechanical tape stop effect.
    Change the speed of your loop and simultaneously change the pitch in octave increments.

    Find an inspiring sound in Echo Mode, and all your echoes remain intact when you engage Sound on Sound.

    When your loop has reached the perfect state of mutation, you can engage Infinite Repeats to stop further loop degradation, creating an infinite loop while disengaging the loop record head.


    DELAY TIME
    Heads 1-3 subdivide proportionally according to the SPACING setting.
    Delay time ranges vary by selected SPEED setting.

    half: 400ms - 4s
    normal: 200ms - 2s
    double: 100ms - 1s


    SPEED
    Affects the fidelity and mechanical response of the selected TYPE. Changing the SPEED switch will also result in a proportional change to the delay range of the TIME knob.'


    I'm wondering which is the max delay time possible time for looping...
     
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  9. Hari Seldon

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    ...

    ...until it's available.

    And how much I'll have to move...

    Serious GAS here.
     
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  10. jujube

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    Looks more like an El Capistan with additional modes. Waiting for Eventide Rose to come out though.
     
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  11. Afcollett

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    Looks interesting, I sold my el cap because my Kemper covers me for tape delay but I do miss the SOS looper, this seems to have that and maybe a little more, standing by for more details.
     
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    Need more deets. And repeats.
     
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  13. GovernorSilver

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    Volante looks interesting. Looking forward to feedback (no pun intended) from players here as they get they their hands on one, and also the Eventide Rose, whatever that is.
     
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  14. Blue Bee

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    Just over a minute for looping time
     
  15. Crazyquilt

    Crazyquilt Guitar Dad Silver Supporting Member

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    I already preordered the Volante; it looks like a great bread and butter stereo delay with a huge amount of functionality. As for the looping time, it's 16 sec at double speed, 32 sec at normal, and 64 at half. After holding down the TAP pedal to go into SOS mode, it works pretty much like an El Cap, except with pause/tape stop & reverse options. I'm hoping there will be more video coverage on that aspect.
     
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    So is it 64sec for the main head and then the othre 3 heads sub-dividing that delay time right?

    cheers
     
  17. Afcollett

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    Well that looks like a definite upgrade to the SOS El Cap looper, pretty much suits my wants, I suppose you need the new multiswitch though to use it, argh more money:(.
     
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  18. whoismarykelly

    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    Is anyone using the Looperlative LP1? I see they're making more of them now and Im seriously considering it to upgrade from the Strymon Timeline I use as a looper right now. I have a Mastermind LT on my board so should be no problem setting up a page to control it. Just wondering if its worth the $900?
     
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  19. Crazyquilt

    Crazyquilt Guitar Dad Silver Supporting Member

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    It doesn't look like it's necessary. From what I can see, you can use it for presets or to break out the SOS features. But it isn't needed, as far as I can tell. (Yes. Yes I did get a little obsessed trying to ferret out all the looping goodness I could for this pedal.)

    It's not clear to me if/how multiple heads are used in the SOS mods. The only parameter that I know of that affects the max loop size is the tape speed.
     
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  20. urQuill

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    (thanks, really appreciate your digging, helps a lot!)
     
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