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Seems to be a simple routing box - the input can be sent to an external 'Effects Loop' (hence the name) or not. The LED indicates whether the loop is switched in or not. The capacitors reduce switching 'click'. Or radio interference.


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Simple solution - open the box! follow the wiring. It probably re-routes an input to different outputs, so, for example, a guitar or mic can be plugged into it, and pushing the switch sends that signal to a different place - different amp., maybe through pedals or not, or through two different set-ups. Or, the opposite to connect two at one time, ...


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As per Todd's comment, both of these performers are doing 'live looping', using equipment that you could broadly describe as 'loopers'. Reggie Watts is using the Electro-Harmonix 2880 Super Multi-track Looper. I'm not sure what beardyman is using in the video, but there's an article here about the development of his setup. It's very hard to recommend ...


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It's certainly simpler to "conform to whole measures," but this can also result in songs that sound repetitive, predictable, or "blocky." I'd also point out that the concept of a "measure" can vary dramatically in orchestral scores. A lot of classical music switches time signatures frequently. A song might start in 5/4 and switch to 3/2 or 2/2 or 4/4. I ...


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Regarding destroying the amplifier, this is not going to be a problem with the Looper. It is designed to be in line with a guitar or a keyboard, and you can set the volume levels of your loops. You shouldn't worry about or output impedance either. Input is 1MOhm, and output is 100Ohm - which are fine for this usage. You may not need the mixer - the looper ...


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Standard screened jack-to-jack cables. No need for anything fancy. Just the very first run, from guitar to Kemper, deserves care. The low level into high impedence of a guitar signal can be sensitive to cable capacitance. Which is a lousy bit of electrical design, but we're stuck with it.


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All you need to do is run your instrument into the multi fx processor, the multi fx into the loop pedal, and the loop pedal into your amp. Guitar -> ME 80 -> RC 30 -> Amp If you want to record the 'dry' signal for looping - put the RC 30 before the ME 80 in the chain. Note that the entire loop is filtered through the multi fx at that point; you will not be ...


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The Harman Canada Engineers who developed the SDRUM also clandestinely included the ability to sync MIDI devices to the SDRUM via the JamSync connector. The SDRUM must be the master since it only sends these MIDI commands. This is not considered an official feature since it was initially included for internal use/testing/future dev only. It requires a custom ...


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The easiest solution I can think of, which is what I used to do in the same situation, would be to just set it up as such: guitar -> multi fx -> looper -> headphones. Ultimately any output from the looper will include all of the loops without isolating the input track (if there's no fx send/return), so using an output wouldn't accomplish what you're looking ...


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I'm not sure why you'd have trouble finding said software because there are a lot of options. VirtualDJ was one of the first that I remember with the ability but that was 10 years ago or more and I'm not sure what the best options are these days. I know Serato can do video now too with a plugin of some kind. Some versions of Djay Pro include video support ...


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Why no fun? Likely because the 4cm puts effects in front of the amp and also between the pre-amp and final power amp stage. If you wanted the ENGL output to go to the RC-300, then you would need another amp output to send a signal from the ENGL power amp. If the ENGL Fireball II amp had a line-out, such as an emulated headphone jack, then you could send ...


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I don't have the answer but I know what is not the answer. It has nothing to do with the 4CM. The looper has no idea that you are using the 4CM. If you are producing sound through your GT output on all patches you are using to record, it is going into your looper. The issue is with the looper settings to the output, maybe channeled to stereo and you are ...


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Sounds like your assumption is correct, as putting the looper between guitar and (pre)amp will only let you record the dry guitar sounds. Routing it send/return will work, as it'll pick up the sound dialled in on the amp. That means you can overdub with a different effect, and that too will stay in the loop, so to speak. Recommendations for gear are well ...


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The cables themselves all need to be screened - as in a central core, and wire wrapped round it. Exactly like a normal, regular guitar lead. The plugs will most likely be standard jacks, 1/4", but could be XLR if the equipment will take them, but for guitar eventually to normal amp., it's not necessary. You might even get away on short runs with simple twin ...


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I think I am getting a better idea of what you want to do following your comments! It would be a good idea to make sure that the drum machine that you choose has good playable pads - a lot of people only use the pads on drum machines to sequence things in step time or play simple parts that are then quantised later, so the pads aren't always that good. You ...


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There are two usages of the word "looper" at play here: the one you are thinking about, is the device, which records a phrase and plays it in a loop. However, there is also the notion of an "FX loop" or "looping a device into a signal", and a looper is a device which can insert and remove other devices into and from that FX loop. Oftentimes, these loopers ...


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MIDI drum control surfaces and click tracks are the most common ways to deal with the issue. If those are out of the question, these are some alternatives I can think of. Having good monitoring conditions often reduce the need of a click track, since the loop and other sounds work as a click track would. The drummer just needs to follow it as it was any ...


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Use whatever technique produces the sound you want. Regularity is good. Irregularity is also good.


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I think you could look also at Casio the designer of the mighty SK-5 and FZ-1, the models like XW-G1 (discontinued) or MZ-X500 https://www.casiomusicgear.com/products/mz-x-series/mz-x500 could sample live block and have them sequenced as drum patterns with either a step sequencer (XW-G1) or a 16-track MIDI sequencer (MZ-X500)


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I've looked at the Electribe 2 sampler and the Akai MPC Live standalone online. Unfortunately, I only own the Electribe 2 so the Akai info is from online. It appears that the Akai MPC Live would be the best choice for this sort of performing. As you can see from this video, with practice sample capture and editing is quick on the Akai using its ...


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As a guitar student, one way I use my looper pedal to practice improvisation is on chord changes in a progression. This can lead to many different forms of practice, such as scale exercises in a certain key, which can lead to exercising improvisation in that progression and keeping up with chord changes, or if you want to get really jazz-y you can also ...


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I played in a band with live looping where the guitarist's looper fed a metronome output to the drummers monitor. The metronome would only play when loops were active so at that point the stage volume was usually high enough to drown out the click for the audience (unless the listener was side of stage). I played bass and barely ever heard the click, I just ...


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As far as I can see the Yamaha Clavinova CVP-605 doesn't have the ability to send audio over USB to a laptop. It does have what they call a "USB audio recorder" which I'm nearly certain just means that you can plug in a USB thumb drive and record to that so that you can manually transfer it over to a computer. But you do have some other options: Your ...


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You can do this using a computer running a sequencer program. The one I have to hand is Cubase 9.5. Without going into program-specific detail, it allows me to set up markers on the sequencer timeline, and to loop constantly between them while recording data. On eack loop I hear the previously recorded passes as well as what I'm currently playing. When ...


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The only audio connectors on this instrument are described as being two headphone outputs, so once you've gone 'out' from the headphone socket to the looper, you won't be able to go back 'in' to the piano again to hear things through the speakers. Options I can think of to achieve what you want are: connect the output of the loop pedal to an external amp ...


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It sounds like what you are looking for is called an Isolated Signal Splitter (sometimes called isolated guitar splitter). They have a transformer in them that keeps the signals for mixing with each other, allowing you to send separated signal into the effect. If you are trying to actually mix the source and the effect before sending to an amp, then a mini ...


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I haven't yet found a way to sync the Boss RC-300 from the Electribe 2 but I have found a way to sync the Electribe 2 from the Boss RC-300. On the RC-300: Memory Edit Memory:MIDI Sync = INTERNAL On the Electribe 2: Menu Global Parameter Clock Mode = AUTO Set tempo and adjust tempos on the RC-300 using the Memory Edit, the tap tempo buttons or the stop ...


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Your diagram shows the correct connections. What remains is the configuration of the devices. You have to make sure the Electribe is set to generate it's own clock signal and send that clock signal out of its MIDI port(s). Then you have to set the Boss to not generate its own clock but instead to "slave" itself to external clock coming into its MIDI port(s)....


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It sounds like you're asking for an audio-export feature, something that shows up only in more recent devices, like the RC-30. That has a USB port, which you can use to transfer WAV files both to and from the pedal. Your solution of recording the pedal's output with Logic can probably be made to work. You may be able to cut down on the noise in a few ways: ...


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