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Jul 18, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A few years ago, one of my students performed a rather unique original piece at a local coffee house. He used one guitar, one bass, his voice and a foot-controlled hardware device called a loop sampler. The sampler recorded brief segments played on the guitar or bass and then fed them back out as repeating audio loops. The sonic result was a texture of seven looping guitar parts and two looping bass parts. When the texture was built to his liking, he then added his vocal, singing a non-looped song over the looping sounds. At the climax of the song, he simply stopped the sampler on an appropriate beat, and the crowd went wild.

"JP Mercury's FreeWheeling program is the software equivalent of that loop sampler..."

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