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Re-programming Ditto Looper - new product idea: Ditto Sampler ?!

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Hotrats Contributor - Level 2 2017-10-01

2017-10-01

Re-programming Ditto Looper - new product idea: Ditto Sampler ?!

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players need a one-click Phrase Sampler that doesn't automatically playback upon record-stop,
here's my proposed flow-chart for a new Ditto variant ...

[img=PunBB bbcode test]http://www.lynx.net/~jc/Ditto-re-program.jpg[/img]

please make this happen TC
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Re: Re-programming Ditto Looper - new product idea: Ditto Sampler ?!

Hi Hotrats

You can do this with Ditto Looper X2, using the right switch in "stop" function. Following your chart:
1- press once the left footswitch to start recording
2- press once the right FS when you finish the first LOOP (in stop position)
3- when you want to play the loop, press left FS again.

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The Golden Trinity MojoMojo - Flashback 2 - Ditto X2 Always in tune w/ Polytune clip
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Re: Re-programming Ditto Looper - new product idea: Ditto Sampler ?!

thx Funam, much appreciated ...

the X2 manual doesn't make it clear on this point:
will the loop playback from the start each time you stop/start or does it pick up from where it got stopped last ??!

the X2 has some good extra features, that I don't really want ...
(I'm not into looping/layering)
but i'll get one if that's my only option

still, would be great to have a Ditto re-programmed to follow the chart I drew up
that's all I really want here ... a single footswitch/volume affair

no fussing
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Hi again

Each time that you playback the loop it starts from the begining. Besides the chart, what do you need the most? A start/stop function that playback from where it got stopped? Remember that the looper was thought for live operation and for layering. Perhaps something like a lick recorder behaves in the way you are looking for. Check out the Wiretap Riff Recorder.
The Golden Trinity MojoMojo - Flashback 2 - Ditto X2 Always in tune w/ Polytune clip
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Funam wrote:
Each time that you playback the loop it starts from the begining.


excellent ... question answered

Funam wrote:
Remember that the looper was thought for live operation and for layering.


umm, yes I knew that ... Smiley Wink

but not MY KIND of live layering

after using several live (DL4, EDP ...) I finally realized I don't want a Looper leading things ...
plus I find layered looping too un-musical ... sounds completely fake to me

then, the double-tap thing (to stop) just ruins the timing, etc ...

it's NOT for live playing IMO ...
feels like hamster wheel syndrom

Funam wrote:
Perhaps something like a lick recorder behaves in the way you are looking for. Check out the Wiretap Riff Recorder.


hmm, ... I didn't know these thigns were out there

I'll check it out ...
no volume knob tho ... (???)

still would like something in the Ditto format
one switch, one volume control ... 5 minutes of 24bit audio
that would be FINE for me


wish TC would just come up with the code to turn the Ditto into a single-phrase playback machine
that's what this live performing musicians needs ... nothing "else"


thx much for your replies Funam
I will chek those two pedals out anyway ...
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I chekd out the Wiretap demo ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOIj7VUSqsQ

you have to bend down to hit the play button ...
wt ??! not for live playing at all

looks like the X2 is the only one that'll do it so far
I guess I could live w two switches & bigger size box if no other option exists

TC ... pls provide the firmware to do this with the Ditto pedal
it's the right platform and footprint for performing this needed function