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Has anybody used these? It looks like an interesting alternative to cd's with audio loops as you have a more flexibility, since you can reassign patches, transpose, etc.

 

Let's try not to turn this forum into a 'music made with loop cds is not real music... ' ;-)

 

The prices seemed to be pretty reasonable, around $ 30. Music is a hobby for me and I like to experiment with different things. I'm curious to see how this would integrate with my own stuff. How is the quality/variety?Any thoughts? Good bang for the buck?

 

If people don't know what I'm talking about, here's a link.

 

http://www.synthony.com/Products/twiddlybits.html

 

Thanks,

Rod

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I think the disks are a great buy for $35 (street price), especially for a beginner/intermediate player. I've used them many times on jingle work on everything from bluegrass (sequenced banjo picking)to dance-style tracks. I have the General Instruments Vol. 1, the Programmer's Toolkit, and both the Guitar and Guitar Grooves disks. The guitar material is very good. Try the Vol. 1 for a variety of stuff like drums tracks, horn riffs, guitar parts, etc.
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I find Twiddly Bits useful also - I used to use the guitar ones all the time. Particularly useful if you are collaborating with someone using GM, so you know roughly what they'll sound like the other end.

 

 

 

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I think they are invaluable for saving time. Gets a song up and running quickly, and you can always track something yourself later. I recommend them, Rod.

 

I used to use a variety of their drum files, but more recently have moved to audio drum loops. That says more about the quality of the drum sounds on my primary rompler, than how I feel about the quality of the midi files, actually. I still use the guitar stuff a lot.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Jerry

 

 

This message has been edited by Tusker on 09-21-2001 at 08:21 AM

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Originally posted by Tusker:

I think they are invaluable for saving time. Gets a song up and running quickly, and you can always track something yourself later. I recommend them, Rod.

 

This thread is soooo old that in the meanwhile I did get two. http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/biggrin.gif Hell, I even managed to change handles in the meanwhile! I got the guitars and the the general instruments module. I like it a lot. I just found the local GC (sort of, up at Concord, I don't go to the one in San Jose), so I might get more. It's been very useful, specially the bass parts - they do a neat trick of adding some slight pitchbend to the bass lines which make them soooo much more realistic.

 

As I mentioned in another thread, I am gonig to be 'mobile' for a while, so I do need some stuff so I can sketch out ideas so I can get back to actually playing and composing in a few months.

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