I’ve watched the demos for the Aeros Looper and the Midi Maestro. The Midi Maestro has gotten me to thinking about the way the BB handles fills.
When I am creating a song in Logic with the Drummer, or even in Band in a Box, fills can get inserted into a larger section, rather than causing a return to the beginning or a section. I can’t see any way to replicate this is in the BB, other than an OPB or a majorly cut up main loop. As I understand the way it currently works, 1) we get a main loop playing, and then, 2) if we trigger a fill, the fill plays and 3) returns to the beginning of the main loop.
From a drumming point of view, is this logical? Shouldn’t the fill play and then return to where the main loop would be at the end of the fill? in effect, shouldn’t a fill act like an accent, that suspends what it playing and then resumes what was playing at the point in time when the fill ends? That would seem to make fills more useful, but I’m also pretty sure we can’t do that with the current hardware/software configuration.