I recently realized that the most immediate and gratifying way to create and perform electronic music with an improvisational element will be for me to use some kind of looping device. I plan on using a bass guitar, a keyboard, a drum machine, a microphone, a looping pedal, and a handful of effects processors. I currently have a Boss DD-6 with a simple "hold" function that is tricky to use.
Here are the features of my ideal device:
- Has a memory card that can be loaded with pre-recorded loops
- Provides easy transition between pre-recorded loops
- Provides a loop "undo" feature that lets me erase on
e or more loops in the loop "stack"
- Allows for long, multi-bar loops (8 or even 16 bars of 4/4 would be awesome)