i’m using the Infinity Looper with the Beat Buddy (and a whole bunch of other stuff!).
as we know, when we use MIDI to sync the devices to the same clock, you can press the LOOP1 button to start the loop (actually you want to press it just before the start of the measure), record your loop, and then you can press the LOOP1 button again to close the loop at any point before the next measure. on the DOWNBEAT of the next measure, the loop will close to make a perfectly timed loop.
so again, you can hit the button early to close the loop, and it will close it on the downbeat of the next measure. awesome!
but sometimes i want to record a loop but NOT play it immediately. without the MIDI sync and just using the looper by itself, you can do this by hitting LOOP1 to open the loop, record the loop, then when you are done - and in good timing - you press STOP instead of LOOP1 again. this will save the loop, but not play it. then later you hit LOOP1 to play what you recorded (but never heard). this is very effective in many situations.
i was having the hardest time trying to figure out why my recorded looper on the Infinity Looper were playing back at slower speeds and just sync’d. i thought it was my Master Clock devices, or the midi cables or this or that.
turns out that when you have the Looper sync’d via midi and then end a loop recording with the STOP button, as i’ve described above, the resulting loop is NOT the right length and therefore the Looper tries to Varispeed the loop to match. this is actually pretty irritating, but it’s how the Looper was designed.
regardless, it was the fact that i was using STOP to close the loop. i know this is more of a Pigtronix question, and i’ll probably email them and link to this post. but it would be great if the STOP function could behave just like the LOOP switches only when closing a loop that is currently being recorded:
MIDI Sync, open a loop with LOOP switch, record, close the loop with STOP switch early, but the Looper continues recording for the full bar and stops on the next downbeat.
for now i’ll have to use the LOOP switch to close the loop so it’s perfectly in sync, then quickly double press the STOP button to stop that loop.
anyone else experience this?