My current setup is just a few tape decks for looping, a grid and an arc for some manipulation of the loops and whatever acoustic instruments I got at hand for the moment together with some field recordings. I love the simplicity of it but sometimes I feel like I want a bit more flexibility and be able to to other things with the loops I use. So, I’m looking into extending the setup a bit.
The obvious choice would be an octatrack, guess it’s a good time to get a second hand unit now when the mk2 comes out. But I’ve mostly seen it used together with a bunch of other stuff in sync and live sampling from md, a4 or other devices, so how does it hold up on its own? How does it handle looping when you don’t care about beats and time signatures but just building up and using multiple loops slightly out of sync?
Another alternative would be the Push 2, I know Live and I used it regularly but not as a live looper. But this would of course give other benefits, but how does the Push 2 support the looper effect? Have read both good and bad regarding this, so anyone got any experiences?
I imagine I will get both sometime in the future, but might be some time before I do. Main question here I guess is, what to get first and why?