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#1631644 - 10/07/19 08:47 AM VS-800EX as looper
ErdemD Offline
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Registered: 08/08/19
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Hi all;

Is it possible to use VS-880EX as a looper; I mean overdubbing without stopping and just changing the record channels?

I tried to loop part of a song but it was not looping "perfectly". It would take a brief gap when it returns to the loop start point of course causing a de-sync in the flow.

Any comments?

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#1631673 - 10/07/19 12:12 PM Re: VS-800EX as looper [Re: ErdemD]
uptildawn Offline
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Registered: 12/15/01
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Basic answer - no, it's never going to loop perfectly.
Also, assigning different record tracks and v-tracks can not be done on the fly. The transport must be stopped before assigning and un-assigning tracks can be done.

It IS possible to do punch-ins and auto punch-ins, however. It takes some getting used to.
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#1631689 - 10/07/19 03:01 PM Re: VS-800EX as looper [Re: uptildawn]
ErdemD Offline
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Registered: 08/08/19
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Thank you uptildawn.
Anyway, it was meant to be multitrack recorder

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#1631754 - 10/08/19 06:45 AM Re: VS-800EX as looper [Re: ErdemD]
concubinefeeder Offline
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Registered: 06/24/08
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Loc: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
There IS a way to loop, sort of, but you'll be limited in the amount of tracks you can use, and you won't be able to loop existing recorded material. You'd have to build a loop from scratch, treating a single track more like a looping pedal.

If you use one of the built-in delay effects and set it so there's no decay, you can build up a live loop with whatever your input source is. It can be tricky to get the delay time set so you get the rhythmic properties you'd like, and it's a very crude way of doing things, but it can lead to some interesting sounds. I guess if you wanted to make various loops and play them off of one another, you'd have to stop adding to your first track at some point and set up a loop on another track in the same way. Alas, you'd be limited to doing this on either two or four tracks depending on your mixer's effects capabilities, and it could turn into total chaos after a while (but for me, that's half the fun!).

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#1631870 - 10/09/19 10:34 AM Re: VS-800EX as looper [Re: concubinefeeder]
SMUDGE Offline
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Registered: 08/29/17
Posts: 41
This thread is hilarious. I've said elsewhere, when I got it brand new I thought the "loop" function on the VS880 was some kind of automatic copy+paster. I called Musician's Friend and the guy told me I needed probably an MPC for that. As far as using what is now called a Looper, I agree with concubinefeeder. A good digital delay can work as a decent looper for the first 5 or so layers. I never used the 880's FX for that but I used to use a Boss PS-3 that way, long before they made looper pedals.
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