Friday, February 17, 2012

Fri, Feb. 17, 2012

Here is my "DJ table" at the studio. It's messy in there right now! Click on the image to see a blow up.  So, on the table is (L to R) a Digitech JamMan Stereo looper (#1), then a Digitech JamMan Stereo Delay looper (#2), and then another Stereo looper (#3). They are hooked up in series, from R to the L. The #1 looper is also hooked up to a separate delay unit and it has a line out to the amp you see in the photo, on the left - while Looper 3 goes out to a separate amp on the far right (not visible). This probably makes no sense to anyone except my pals in Reno.

 Being someone with virtually no electronic knowledge, it took me a LONG time to figure out how to set this all up so that it became functional! And logic doesn't seem to be fully compatible with electronics, from what I can tell.

This set up allows me to trigger various electronic sound files (which have been stored onto all 3 loopers) in interesting combinations/configurations. I can add delay - and the sounds can be reversed, stopped or started instantly. Theoretically, each looper can hold 198 sounds, although none of them contain that many now. There is no software/DAW to control anything; everything is done intuitively, "on the fly." Some amazingly weird soundscapes can be created in this manner and I have done this for hours at a time. Hours. An entire day at the studio can and has been spent making sounds at this table. Uff da.

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