A source of Loop info on the Lexicon JamMan. JamMan Diagnostics – from the JamMan Service Manual. JamMan Memory – A collection of posts from the. I’m a guitarist, and I use a Lexicon JamMan for looping, as well as a Lexicon . to put my Vortex into the feedback loop of the JamMan manually, using a mixer. More info on the Digitech JamMan than anyone could ever want, and more is on its way! You may also be interested in the Looper’s Delight pages for the legendary Lexicon JamMan. Since there is some Digitech JamMan manual ( pdf).

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Now we are each using an alesis 16 track mixer. Anyways, I have been running the Jam Man on the effects loop of a small mixer, with my bass and guitar and a microphone plugged into the inputs of the mixer. Then divide this by the top number of your time signature, 5 in this case, and that means that each quarter note will occur at approximately pulses apart and then you have to step record everything in doing the math for eighths, sixteenths,etc.

There are 16 delay feedback levels, controlled by the knob on the front. OK, so I’m a looper. This allow for up to 12 separate outputs six each. If you are buying it anyway, why not let some of your cash go to your favorite web site? I recommend using a mixer.

When I heard about the Jamman, I ordered one. Somebody may have already covered this but here it is anyway.: I actually got into working this way out of frustration with having no way to store loops I created and wanted to work with.


You can Reverse the sample, but results of reversing during playback are disappointing. I really feel like these are the early days for a great new instrument, and we are the ones defining a vocabulary for the future. I used to call them every couple of months to see if anything was up but nothing has come of it and according to John Durant’s post a while back they aren’t planning on doing any upgrades.


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Lexicon’s JamMan Download page – manuals and application notes. I get about 3 very short segments ABCbut they are really short. Not a lot of fun in my book.

I jamma this pattern using chords on my Stick as opposed to single notes and then played other synthy sounding stuff in real time above the loop. Some other things to consider are that the echoplex uses its own internal power supply, rather than a wall wart, it can have much longer loop times, its jaamman can be updated with cheap and easily obtainable simms rather than hard to find zip memory, it uses higher quality sampling than the jamman, and it just does more stuff.

Tue, 17 Sep Ed Drake: The JamMan does not have much in the way of editing features. The memory for the JamMan looks like special purpose analog memory I’m guessing.

Lexicon JamMan Applications and Limitations

If you see an Echoplex in a music store and ask for a demo, you will almost certainly come away thinking it is confusing and hard to use. The Birth of Loop David Torn: Geez, the funny thing is, this is the way I’ve been writing music for years on a MIDI sequencer build up layers into sections, then use these section blocks to structure the songbut I didn’t think of using a looping device to do all this live until now!

It just happens with me that I sing and writing for my voice is an important parallel track I always consider when composing. To print the manual completely, please, download it. The echoplex has only mono in and out. If you have already captured a sample, 1.

The plex can sync to pulses, using the BeatSync input. Thu, 31 Oct 96 Bret Moreland: If no audio trigger is specified via LEDs are Inactive in this mode.


I’ve found this particularly usefull in gradually changing the “character’ of a loop or when working with a percussionist, fading a loop out, having a percussion solo section, then rebuilding a different loop at the same tempo as the pre-percussion solo loop.

I spoke to them about it as a possible update and was told they would record my request for inclusion in a possible future software update. You should check them both out and see what works for you. Any purchase you make through these links gives Looper’s Delight a commission to keep us going. A simple request, but it didn’t get done.

Lexicon JamMan

Gently pull each IC out of its socket. Let’s say you’ve recorded 4 loops in the Jam Man and are playing them back for soloing over them or to use as different sections of a pieceif you wanted to jump from loop 1 straight to loop 4 lexico, you can just send the proper MIDI program change lexicin and it will happen, whereas if you were using the footswitches, you would have to tap and scroll in order from loop 1 thru loops 2 and 3 to get to loop 4.

However, I’ve also created some loops, that I enjoyed so much, it was rather painful to erase. I use it with all 32 secs of delay with about 15 regeneration. Setting Audio Levels 5. Would be an excellent addition if not for the latency. My brother Chris and I have developed a looping system based around one or more mixers.

Although I consider myself technically proficient, I have found that the less I have to mess with the technical side, while performing, the more musically inspired I become. Incidentally, why oh why doesn’t JM accept Midi volume If you pur- damage both the IC and your unit.