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Re: [LOOP] Jamman/Stolen Moments
On Thu, 15 Sep 2005, email@example.com wrote:
> Hi all.
> 1. I just got the new Digitech Jamman yesterday, and I hope
> to be able to replace the RC-20s in my looping setup with it. Played
> with it some last night, pretty cool. Can't really get into it until
> after my gig tomorrow.
Don't remember if I posted this here, but I got a Digitech Jamman last
month and then played two shows with it.
Digitech Jamman versus Boss RC-20 (non-XL) LoopStation, my opinions:
Same size. Same size wallwart AC adapter.
99 loops vs. 11. Of the 11 loop storage spaces on the Boss, one is marked
"single" - that is, the sample does not repeat: only plays once when you
press Play. On the Jamman, any arbitrary sample can be marked as "single
play / does not repeat". This can be good if you want to carry a ton of
Compact Flash card storage, included good for 24 min. (Jamman) vs. 5.5
minutes built-in and nonremoveable/nonexpandable (RC-20),
Stored loops on both can be retained when the unit is unplugged. Buy a
large enough CF card for the Jamman and the storage goes to several hours.
Auto-record on Jamman that can be initiated by the extra footswitch.
Autorecord on Boss involves bending over and pressing chiclet-sized
buttons, possibly in bad lighting conditions.
The old Digitech FS-300 footswitch (current model is FS-3X, same features)
that I got to use with my Electrix Repeater (Mk I) works perfectly with
the Jamman. With the Boss, the FS-300 only increments *upward* on the
loops (so you had to walk over to the RC-20, bend down and turn the knob
to go down in the sample/loop list).
The Jamman, the FS-300 does enable autorecord, decrement, increment loops.
Jamman has USB jack for import/export of loops to the card without having
to remove the card from the Jamman. Supports both Windows XP and Mac OS X.
I plan to keep the Boss RC-20 Loopstation, even though I like the Jamman
and if I need to drop one or the other from my rig any given evening, the
Jamman probably stays. Reasons:
* I never get rid of gear if I can help it
* the RC-20 can run on batteries and the Jamman cannot
* the Jamman lacks reverse playback mode
> > 2. I posted a couple of mp3s of my version of Oliver Nelson's "Stolen
> Moments". This is the firt head I learned to overdub in 4-part harmony.
> Go here and scroll down a bit: