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Paul Trevaskis 01-12-2019 09:12 AM

Looper advice/recomendations
 
Hi,
Im hoping someone can help I'm looking for advise/recommendations.

First hears what Im trying to achieve. Im currently using a RC 3 and am looping live (no pre stored loops). I loop Rhythm guitar progressions then solo over the top. I use a Roland SPD Kik as a stomp box. Id like to be able to loop the percussion (stomp box) eg play one bar and loop it then be able to switch to a second loop channel to create a loop of the Rhythm guitar of obviously of a different length to allow for playing a solo.

Im looking for a loop pedal with the following features.

Two channel allowing loops of different lengths
A dedicated stop button (no double tapping) and hold to clear or the ability to control these features with an extension pedal (as is possible with the RC3).
Small footprint I have a large pedal board but limited space.
Id like a XLR in for a mic although not essential.

Ive purchased a RC30 but am returning it as it lacks the hold to clear feature already mentioned.

Thanks in anticipation :up:

Codfather 01-13-2019 07:22 AM

Boomerang is the best I have seen and used

JakeStone 01-13-2019 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Codfather (Post 5947046)
Boomerang is the best I have seen and used

Maybe check out the TC Electeonics Ditto 4X.

muscmp 01-13-2019 11:03 AM

paul: welcome to the agf!

i would recommend that you go to your local big box store and play a bunch of them. also, check out various ones on their manufacturer's site to see how they present their product. they will usually have some videos available.

you may also want to check out the gear page and gearslutz as well as the tele forum to post your question.

play music!

Rudy4 01-13-2019 01:55 PM

Hi Paul,
I'm new to looping, but I do not see why you would want a second loop to be of a different length than your first "drum"loop. (The whole idea of looping is to have them in sync...)

Whatever you decide to go with, the Auxiliary switch will greatly help out your live performance. I purposefully choose the RC-1 to minimize all the extra stuff I didn't want to use, and it works out really well.

You can make your own double switch if you're handy. Mine uses two normally closed heavy duty momentary switches attached to a short section of stereo 1/4" patch cord and I love what it does for the looper. The double-tap thing is just aggravation. I knew that before purchasing a looper, so I had the switch built before I got the looper.

https://i.imgur.com/XxCC80s.jpg

The Kid! 01-13-2019 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Codfather (Post 5947046)
Boomerang is the best I have seen and used

I'll second this. The functionality and sound is noticeably better than the other brands mentioned, imo. You can't store loops on it, but it's a killer looper with different programmable modes.

I only use it for the singer/songwriter live looping, so people with different needs might prefer some of the other loopers. Some older loopers like the Gibson/Oberheim Echoplex Digital Pro Looper, have way more functionality, but I don't think they make them anymore.

With the Boomerang III, I can make track 3 a master percussion track that plays continuously, track 2 the verse, and track 1 the chorus or bridge. The percussion keeps playing and I can switch between verse and chorus.

Paul Trevaskis 01-15-2019 02:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Kid! (Post 5947524)
I'll second this. The functionality and sound is noticeably better than the other brands mentioned, imo. You can't store loops on it, but it's a killer looper with different programmable modes.

I only use it for the singer/songwriter live looping, so people with different needs might prefer some of the other loopers. Some older loopers like the Gibson/Oberheim Echoplex Digital Pro Looper, have way more functionality, but I don't think they make them anymore.

With the Boomerang III, I can make track 3 a master percussion track that plays continuously, track 2 the verse, and track 1 the chorus or bridge. The percussion keeps playing and I can switch between verse and chorus.

I've just had a quick look at the Boomerang. These weren't on my radar as they are not readily available here (that ive been able to find) I found one supplier and they're charging $799 AU for the Boomerang III and $415 for the sidecar. I assume I'd need the sidecar for ease of stop and erase?

Paul Trevaskis 01-15-2019 02:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muscmp (Post 5947319)
paul: welcome to the agf!

i would recommend that you go to your local big box store and play a bunch of them. also, check out various ones on their manufacturer's site to see how they present their product. they will usually have some videos available.

you may also want to check out the gear page and gearslutz as well as the tele forum to post your question.

play music!

Thanks for the suggestion I'll take a look.

The Kid! 02-03-2019 01:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Paul Trevaskis (Post 5948887)
I've just had a quick look at the Boomerang. These weren't on my radar as they are not readily available here (that ive been able to find) I found one supplier and they're charging $799 AU for the Boomerang III and $415 for the sidecar. I assume I'd need the sidecar for ease of stop and erase?

No. You can program the smart buttons to do that. The side car will give you a 4th track and more programmability though. I have three Rang III's and no side cars. I don't find them necessary for me.

Smart buttons for me are programmed as follows

Yellow Tap: Stack
Yellow Hold: Erase
Green Tap: Fade
Green Hold: Undo

Hurricane Ramon 02-04-2019 11:47 AM

Budget ?
 
:confused:
What's your budget ?

EZ :

HR

Hurricane Ramon 02-04-2019 11:50 AM

EHX 9500
 

Davis Webb 02-04-2019 04:44 PM

Wow Hurricane!

That is some kind of looper! I will check them out.

Orphan 02-15-2019 11:18 AM

https://www.musiciansfriend.com/ampl...finity&index=1

Sounds like you're looking for this....
Lots of reviews available online and on youtube.


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