So, just trying to learn some basic electronics is throwing up possibilities that are beyond me. I have a few loop pedals which I love working with, being away from a computer, committing to changes, and the ability to undo if that last bit was really bad. What isn’t so great for me is what to do with those loops afterwards. I find it difficult to build something evolving out a loop of a few bars without losing the freshness (ie. by putting the loop in a DAW and adding stuff). Some of this problem it occurs to me could be remedied (but perhaps in other ways aggravated) by some syncing options.
On to my enquiries;
- I’d like to know whether euro gates/ triggers would have a sufficient voltage to trigger a small relay which could be used in lieu of the initial record pedal of my looper, meaning that I could use a clock divider to start and then set the loop length (which would then be perfectly in time with the modular)?
- If it’d be relatively simple to make a relay momentary even when receiving longer gates (otherwise it might act as a hold which triggers different functions in some loopers)?
- If it’d be possible to add a 3.5mm jack to the side of said looper which would be closed until patching in a jack which would override the pedal switch?
- Oh and how small I could make such a device without PCB (to try and fit inside the chassis)
Please feel free to rain on my parade if this seems more complicated than it’s worth, dreamt it up last night in a state of post work exhaustion.