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Loopers

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:05 pm
by CliffH
Hi guys and gals,
Loopers. Anyone using them? If so, what are you using? Are you GAS'ing for something else or do you love what you have? Just wondering as I'm wanting to experiment a bit more as what little recording I'm starting to do could easily be accomplished live by just me with a loop pedal/station.

Re: Loopers

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:14 pm
by Vince
I have one, I think it's an RC-20 XL. It's not bad but one thing I *don't* like is that it only removes the latest layer.

So you do one layer
you add a second layer
you add a third

and if you want to remove layer #2, you have to remove #3 first.

Not really into loopers. It just feels so... lonely. :( (brrr!)

Re: Loopers

Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:28 am
by pins
on friday i bought my first looper pedal,a Boss RC-2 and then spent most if not all of my weekend playing around with it.
after watching lots of vids on youtube with people using such things i knew it was a must have tool.
probably something i will never use at a gig but for jamming alone at home its the best tool ever i have scored to date,i can see it will get a lot more use,and after the fun i had in the weekend to me its paid for itself already !!!

Re: Loopers

Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:03 pm
by Vince
They're definitely fun.

I think the biggest challenge (at least for me) is stepping away from the "add one tiny overdub after another until you have a dozen things happening at once" thing because that's what most people do.

A friend of mine does that multi-layered thing, but she uses the looper for percussion. It's quite cool watching her putting the rhythm together before starting a song.

Re: Loopers

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:36 pm
by beagle
Hi Cliff
I've got a very old Akai E1 which is great for quickly working on little rifts etc.
http://www.bassplayer.co.nz/viewtopic.p ... kai#p10924
The Boss looper pedal with a drum machine built in is pretty cool.