looper advise

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  1. jammon03

    jammon03 Junior Member

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    I've been thinking of buying a loop pedal just for toying with in the house and interested in your opions. Do you prefer a pedal or software? I don't want anything to complicated just something I can put a few tracks down on. I see alot of programs for sale online that have virtual drum tracks aslo anybody have any experence with these? good or bad.
     
  2. eddie_bowers

    eddie_bowers Senior Member

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    I like the Boss RC-2, but like many of them you end up bending over a lot to work it. I ended up modding mine with an extra remote switch so main footswitch can be remote and I can work the knobs while at arms reach.
     
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    David Lee Junior Member

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    Boss RC30. Loads of features. So easy and intuitive to use.
     
  4. bucklester

    bucklester Senior Member

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    I use the $99 ditto simple as a starter looper.
    the start stop part is tricky, getting the timing right.
    so for $99 you can't go wrong just to play around and learn on.
     
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  5. C.J.

    C.J. Senior Member

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    I do like loopers. Plenty of inspiration on youtube for anyone unsure if they want a go!
    I saw this the other day and have to say - how cool is that??

    But I absolutely hated my Boss RC-3. Why should I have to pay top dollar for a pedal then another $25 for a foot switch to make it usable on stage at home or anywhere else? The need to double tap a super heavy paddle is rubbish too. It really is completely unusable without an external switch imho. Do not recommend.

    I would recommend a (not sub $30) cheap Chinese looper to begin with. Some people swear by loopers and use them all the time for backing tracks and composing but let's face it, most people never use them more than twice. Most people do not need 50 memory slots and unlimited overdubs etc.

    Cheap = $30 Ammoon AP-09, Donner Deluxe Looper, Donner Looper or similar
    Mid range = $70-100 TC Ditto, Jamman, RC-1, RC-3 or similar
    Top end = $150+ Boss RC30, RC3000 etc.

    Don't forget you'll need an extra cable or two as well.
     
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