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  • Digitech jamman stereo for triggering live samples?

    Does anyone do this? I'm led to believe that you can load it with wav files and scroll through them, then trigger the samples live. There is also a tempo switch you can tap along to that will stretch the sample to match the drummer (with no change in pitch). There is also a rhythm track that can send a metronome click to the drummer.

    It takes all the boxes for me, almost sounds too good to be true! Does anyone use this unit to trigger samples? If so any problems? I wonder does the rhythm track have to be a preset click or can you load it with something else?

    thanks for your input

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    Does anyone do this? I'm led to believe that you can load it with wav files and scroll through them, then trigger the samples live. There is also a tempo switch you can tap along to that will stretch the sample to match the drummer (with no change in pitch). There is also a rhythm track that can send a metronome click to the drummer.

    It takes all the boxes for me, almost sounds too good to be true! Does anyone use this unit to trigger samples? If so any problems? I wonder does the rhythm track have to be a preset click or can you load it with something else?

    thanks for your input


    - Yes, you can load it with samples although the software it comes with is pretty lame. It also have a regular stereo input so you can load it with clips from an MP3 player.
    - You have 99 slots available and you can store them on a memory card.
    - The click track can not be changed from the available presets. You basically select the tempo type (4/4, etc...)
    - The stretching basically closes the loop when you record it at the right spot with the tempo you have set.
    - The regular JamMan can do the same except it doesn't do stereo

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    • #3
      What does the footswitch jack allow you to access on the stereo unit?

      I use reverse quite often. I record a loop, reverse it, add another layer, reverse that then play is a common use of my 2880. how easy is it to access reverse since I see it is a tiny button and not a footswitch
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      • #4
        I don't use it but according to the manual it's 3 switches....

        Optional FS3X Footswitch

        The optional FS3X Footswitch gives you hands-free control over loop
        selection, tempo, and stop functions.

        Mode Switch
        This footswitch is used for immediately undoing and redoing the last
        recorded overdub.

        Down Switch
        This footswitch is used to play the recorded phrase in reverse.

        Up Switch
        This footswitch can be used to set the tempo of a new loop or change the
        tempo (Time Stretch) of a stored loop. Playback Tempo can be changed even
        while the loop is playing using this footswitch

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        • #5
          Great, still sounds very tempting. in what way is the software lame? I guess i would only be using it to move wav files from my computer to the Jamman. Are there any problems at all with the metronome (the rhythm track as its called on the jamman)? Given the choice it would be better to be able to record your own rhythm track in some circumstances (e.g. shout "one" "two" "three"... or whatever to give the drummer a cue)

          thanks for the advice

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          • #6
            Its entirely possible, however keeping said launched samples in time would be a pain in the arse. The drummer would have to play to a click, and you'd have to be pretty precise in your sample launching. But yes, its possible! I want to pick up a JamMan Solo + FSX3 for this very thing.
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            • #7
              There is also a tempo switch you can tap along to that will stretch the sample to match the drummer (with no change in pitch).


              We're not quite there just yet though.
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              • #8
                We're not quite there just yet though.


                Really? I thought that was one of the features, you tap a footswitch in time then it will play the sample at the tempo you set....

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                • #9
                  It's good if you're just taking a quick lead. But when you're trying to run through a bunch of prerecorded samples like say verse, chorus, verse, bridge it can get way off if everything is not spot on.

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                  • #10
                    I don't use it but according to the manual it's 3 switches....

                    Optional FS3X Footswitch

                    The optional FS3X Footswitch gives you hands-free control over loop
                    selection, tempo, and stop functions.

                    Mode Switch
                    This footswitch is used for immediately undoing and redoing the last
                    recorded overdub.

                    Down Switch
                    This footswitch is used to play the recorded phrase in reverse.

                    Up Switch
                    This footswitch can be used to set the tempo of a new loop or change the
                    tempo (Time Stretch) of a stored loop. Playback Tempo can be changed even
                    while the loop is playing using this footswitch



                    Incredibly handy with this unit. But I hated the bulk and the idea of a bunch of cables laying around so I designed this below.


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                    • #11
                      Really? I thought that was one of the features, you tap a footswitch in time then it will play the sample at the tempo you set....


                      It quantizes the entire loop so it fits within a full measure, it is not going to go faster or slower necessarily, it just makes sure the loop doesn't end half way into a measure.

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                      • #12
                        Great, still sounds very tempting. in what way is the software lame? I guess i would only be using it to move wav files from my computer to the Jamman. Are there any problems at all with the metronome (the rhythm track as its called on the jamman)? Given the choice it would be better to be able to record your own rhythm track in some circumstances (e.g. shout "one" "two" "three"... or whatever to give the drummer a cue)

                        thanks for the advice


                        It's (software) real "clunky" and freezes up from time to time when syncing a lot of waves. I use the JMS extensively, and I have to say, if you were to only use it as a live playback , meaning you had your loops ready in the memory, it is very reliable. I don't use it as a looper, I use it as a playback device for samples or phrases or complete waves. For that purpose, I am pleased.

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                        • #13
                          Yeah it does time stretch apparently, its a new feature. It says in the manual....

                          "Once a loop phrase is recorded, you can change the playback tempo which speeds up
                          or slows down the playback of the phrase without changing its pitch (Time Stretch).
                          Time Stretching a loop is a very useful feature in case the band is playing slightly
                          slower or faster than normal or you just want to change the pace of a backing track
                          slightly. You can Time Stretch a loop while stopped or during playback"

                          Cool! :-)

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                          • #14



                            You are a useful guy to know then! :-)

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                            • #15
                              If you get one and you're interested in one of these shoot me a PM I can put you on the list. I've had a few others that have asked me to build them one. I can keep the price down if I get enough people interested. Maybe a one off of a dozen?

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