Playing with yourself on stage is not nearly as offensive and out of the question as it sounds In fact, I do it so often a few of you have asked me how I manage it without embarassing myself. The secret is not nearly as smutty as my inability to resist making double entendres would suggest. In fact, I should probably explain what I am on about in case people are seriously worried about where this post is going.
The Digitech Jamman Stereo is a loop machine. A wondrous device I have worked with for almost two years now. It allows you to sample yourself as you play, and plays those samples back in a continuous loop. What it means is, you can record a guitar riff, or a vocal phrase, and have it replay indefinately, whilst you play over the top of it. Unlike most of the competitors out there, the Digitech Jamman Stereo allows you to record both vocals AND guitar, albiet on the same channel. This blows the scope for making full, harmony rich performances as a soloist wide open.
With that in mind, I’ve made a video on how to use them for those of you who are looking into buying one, and the few of you that are worried that it’s all very complicated. This vid should show you the opposite – it’s actually really simple. I am a clutz at the best of times, and this thing is simple enough for me not to get wrong too often
There will be another two videos coming up in the future about the Digitech Jamman Stereo with some tricks for advanced users, and a couple of secrets about how to synch them up if you are using more than one (which is one of the ways to separate the vocal and guitar parts). For now though, enjoy messing around with your loop machine! They are an inspiring gadget and make a lot of very creative things possible.
And yell if you have any questions I will answer to the best of my ability!