Making module decisions can be difficult - and often are informed by talking with other modular users. In last week's podcast chat with Eric Schlappi (http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-307-eric-schlappi), he talked about his performance rig, and the fact that he was more than willing to dedicate 20HP on the 4ms Dual Looping Delay as part of that setup.
Which got me to remembering - I did a lot with the DLD, and bailed only to dive deep into the Clouds. But now I find myself with two Clouds and no dedicated delay, and am kinda wishing for A Better Way. I found an inexpensive DLD on Reverb, and it is rocketing to my house as we speak.
One thing, though - I hate the white-colored faceplate on those things. So, luckily, grayscale is still making the alternative faceplate for the DLD, so that went on order right away as well. It would seem that I'm all set, right. What was so hard about this decision?
Oh My God, that's a sexy beast. Whispering sweet loops into my ear, and little touchplate geegaws for live performance, and alternative start points and loop lengths, and...
... it is almost $600. So I'm going to spend some time with the DLD, remembering the fun I had with that. But if you know me, you can bet that I'll find a way to talk about this one sooner rather than later!