Scott has a good point here : for us ambient musicans who love our sounds to dissolve slowly, stomping the sound in and out can be way too abrupt.
That's why I use the BOSS DD20 pedal : it's not a looper (though it includes one), it's a delay with 23 seconds capacity. That means the "loops" gradually disappear, at a rate the user can control with a knob. Frippertronics style.
Thanks, I used one of the Boss pedals at the Immersion festival last year. It worked ok for the Fripp style stuff, but I also need phrase looping this time.
The Digitech pedal only shares the name with the Lexicon device, but thatīs about it. Itīs good for phrase looping (like building up that one-man-orchestra-jamming-with-himself thing) but for ambient stuff itīs quite as useless as the delay in the Line6 DL-4. It punches in and out way too abruptly.
For what I have in mind I will need it to do both. I think the Jamman Delay version will do both, as it has the regular phrase looper, plus a digital delay on top of it for the frippatronics type looping.
Iīve kept my trusty old Jamman for smaller live rigs. I wouldnīt sell it... for longer, pre-recorded loops Iīve got two Emu E4XT btw.
Hmm, I use to have an original Jamman but I sold it, didn't really work for me for some reason. Yeah I will also being doing something similar to your E4xt, but instead I will use the ESX24 samplers in Logic, I did that last year at the Immersion festival and it worked pretty well.
As of now I've kind of stopped looking at hardware and am now looking at software alternatives again. Right now I'm checking out something called Mobius, which is based upon the EDP, also SooperLooper and Augustusloop. I'm hoping one or more of them will do the trick.
I was curious about the Line6 M13 and M9. Can you use an expresion pedal to volume out each loop?
Great question, I was looking at those as well. Might be a good excuse to go check one out at the music store and see what it does.