Tag Archive: loop


11-08-13 A Month of Sundays [with Boss RC-300 Loopstation & Digitech Timebender]

More noodling about…

07-04-12 Improvisation B [with Godin xtSA, Roland VG-99, Roland GR-55 & Boss RC-300]

Here I am once again in improvisational territory trying my best to let my subconscious mind guide my weary fingers.

Please enjoy this for what it is.

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05-04-12 Improvisation [featuring Godin Multiac ACS SA, Roland VG-99 and Boss RC-300]

Here I am once again in improvisational territory trying my best to let my subconscious mind guide my weary fingers.

Please enjoy this for what it is.

To purchase my music, either search for “Darren Lock” on iTunes or go here: http://music.darrenlock.com

The Boss RC-300 is the latest addition to the Loopstation range and supersedes the RC-50. The main differences between this and its predecessor is the inclusion of in-built audio FX, a large footpedal and a whopping 3 hours of stereo looping time. While the unit is fundamentally a beefed-up RC-50, the improvements implemented by Boss are minimal and some may find them not very useful at all. The in-built FX are hardly inspiring and it is a real pain to edit them. I cannot see how I would use them in my performances.

The way the three stereo loop tracks have been laid out on the front panel is an improvement, though the inclusion of three mini-slider to control the volume of each track is a nice addition, it is almost impossible to pull off smooth volume changes with them thanks to a latch at the centre position.

Other than that, the RC-300 is the “Rolls Royce” of Loopstations and looping pedals and the looper is spoilt with the depth of features. However, if you have an RC-50, there’s not that much here to warrant an upgrade – unless you can get a good price for your RC-50 on eBay first!

Now watch my video review of this unit.

Watch in glorious 1080p HD quality

I took delivery of my latest looping pedal (don’t worry, I sold my old one) and this was the first ambient noodle to burst forth from the audio slurry. Generally been well received on the YouTube, so at least I know I am pointing in the right direction.

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More noodling about:

And here’s the MP3 file for those who want a purely auditory experience…

19-06-11 Improvisation

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And here’s an iPad friendly video for you to download too if you want it:

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This is my first experimentation using Ableton. Never really got to grips with it in the past, but my iMac seems to have given me a flush of vigour and need to embrace new things.

Note that Alex the Wonderdog’s contribution is key to the performance…