I’ve been meaning to explore the combinations that BLIP warns against. Wondering if there might be some lovely failure sounds in there somewhere.
looked at the new manual, but I must have missed something during the 2.0 firmware, how do you swap out between the new modifiers and the old “traditional” modifiers? is it from the firmware update page?
Yeah! Once you’re connected, scroll down on that page and there should be a bank of drop down menus. You select your modifiers there.
Love Chase Bliss stuff. Love this update. But enough with this format now. The Blooper’s just too cute for all this awesome.
If them people at CB think a preamp and a reverb deserve a more hands on touch for workflow, imagine what a Chase Bliss looper in the CXM / Preamp MKII-format would be like.
indeed Chase Bliss is moving to an interesting territory. New box allows much more control over the parameters and Blooper with all its options and modifiers feels tad bit cramped as it is now. Mood however fits into the Hammond 1590N1 enclosure like a hand into the glove.
yea. feels like they are increasingly trying to squeeze a eurorack module into a guitar pedal form factor. not saying this in either a + or - way. just a new paradigm for me to look at a guitar pedal and think that I have to plug it into my laptop to change its functionality…brave new world
Yeah, the Mood’s perfect in its format and actually my Chase Bliss fav for the moment. It’s quirky and unpredictable and because of that, can’t be replaced. Blooper is fantastic, but compared to the Mood, it’s quite polite. And such a polite fella would benefit from a grander suit.
I started to get excited when they were talking about additive assist…
I was hoping they were going to say that we could maintain full length slowed down loops.
sadly I was mistaken
Same here. I love the Blooper but I basically never use additive mode for more than one additional layer as I tend to slow things down but want to keep them as they were recorded.
yeah, especially with timestretch added, it would great if you could set a new loop length to match the effect when you print it in additive mode. they’ve been pretty receptive to feedback so maybe it’s possible? i’ve been thinking about an audio routing workaround where you use blooper to slow down a loop, the record it, then put it back into blooper, but honestly at that point blooper isn’t the right tool for the job.
My biggest want at this point would be to use blooper as an fx unit without recording a loop. I know how silly that sounds, but Stability+Dropper is such a gorgeous combination. I would love to double track stems through that combo when mixing.
you can kind of get that! set repeats full CCW, normal mode, and set the dry kill dipswitch. then hammer on the record footswitch 3 times in rapid succession, which will set a very short loop length, and then begin overdubbing. more or less using it like an extremely short delay that only repeats once.
it would be off by a fraction of a second (depending on how fast you can hammer the record button), but if you’re sending stems through it you’re already working with a DAW anyway, right?
I’m not sure where I read it, so maybe the info is out of date. But I believe changing the max length is not possible due to the architecture of the pedal.
This is a good workaround - I think you should be able to do this with a midi CC as well to set the delay time to like 1ms. I don’t remember if ever tried it with Blooper but I did exactly this with Thermae and saved it as a preset to get that warbly overclocked lofi vibrato thing happening.
The additive assist mode is a nice addition, but I think I won’t use it much. My blooper use is as an outboard FX unit, with additive mode running at either a longish or shortish loop lengths and repeats at about 1/2 o’clock. Add some modifiers to taste and wait for whatever magic comes out. I like the unpredictability.
Definitely my favorite way of using it, too.
Ahhhhhhh I totally forgot about the kill dry switch! I’m going to try this.
Floating ring I do believe; I would look in the manual to be sure.
Irony is, after the update, I use the Blooper even less. It’s now so much of a travel between computer and Blooper whenever I want to change one of these cool settings or just replace a few modifiers, I feel it’s not worth it anymore I liked it more when it couldn’t do so much but still sounded awesome.
Me and my OCD will get our coats now and leave.
I feel like I just need to have some time to get to know the modifiers, and find a “set and forget”-combination of modifiers. It’s still a lovely and inspiring piece of gear that I use together with many different setups, it always finds it’s place.