1 (edited by Tenement Funster 2019-08-06 10:02:38)

Topic: Looper Recommendations?

Hi all ...

I've recently been watching some YouTube vids of people using Loop Pedals in creative ways, and have been bitten. Yup, I need one. big_smile One leading contender is the BOSS RC-3LS (shown below). My BOSS ME-80 has a built in Looper, but it's only 38-seconds, which really limits its ability. I do like BOSS gear however, so the familiarity with their designs should help an old buzzard like me learn how to use it easier.

I know some of you use them a fair bit, so would like to know which one you prefer - and most importantly - why?

Thanks in advance!

http://www.long-mcquade.com/files/11378/lg_RC3.jpg

ACOUSTICS:  Cordoba D10-CE / LaPatrie "Concert" / Takamine GD30CE-12 / Norman ST30
ELECTRICS:  EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T / EP Thunderbird Pro IV bass
AMPS:  Peavey "TF" VK212 / Traynor AM150T / Fender Rumble 150
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah / Grand Orbiter V3 Phaser

2 (edited by neophytte 2019-08-06 12:31:51)

Re: Looper Recommendations?

I started out with a Ditto, then moved to a Ditto x2. They are both basic and fun to play with (I got the x2 for the same price I sold the Ditto for, so upgraded due to 'no loss of money' factor). Later I moved into the Pigtronix Infinity Looper, specifically because it outputs a MIDI clock which would sync up to my BeatBuddy drum pedal - apparently you can also get the MIDI to sync up to reverb pedals, but I haven't done that yet.

Video on the Pigtronix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3oixEN4d5o

[edit] Looking for a pic of the Pigtronix, found this link you might like: https://equipboard.com/posts/best-looper-pedals

https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.keymusic.com%2Fproducts%2F140416%2FXL%2Fpigtronix-infinity-looper-4.jpg&f=1

Cheers

Richard

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3 (edited by Russell_Harding 2019-08-06 14:11:53)

Re: Looper Recommendations?

Loopers are only as good as your timing,  if your playing with a drummer and bass player it's a whole new animal from sitting in your living room practicing and you have to almost anticipate when to punch in the recorded track a split second.

"Growing old is not for sissies"

Re: Looper Recommendations?

I use an RC 3 all the time live but as Russell says it down to timing ,however I pre record a backing track into it and use it that way .Down side is you can't stretch or shorten a song if you feel like it  .It's a good tool if you use it wisely.     

5 (edited by Tenement Funster 2019-08-07 09:38:53)

Re: Looper Recommendations?

Thanks, gents ... and I appreciate the great advice about the need for perfect timing. Here's the kind of creativity (featuring Tobias Rauscher)  that has me drooling:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSgQGy9xrV0

ACOUSTICS:  Cordoba D10-CE / LaPatrie "Concert" / Takamine GD30CE-12 / Norman ST30
ELECTRICS:  EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T / EP Thunderbird Pro IV bass
AMPS:  Peavey "TF" VK212 / Traynor AM150T / Fender Rumble 150
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah / Grand Orbiter V3 Phaser

Re: Looper Recommendations?

Tenement Funster wrote:

Thanks, gents ... and I appreciate the great advice about the need for perfect timing. Here's the kind of creativity (featuring Tobias Rauscher)  that has me drooling:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSgQGy9xrV0

I can see why, this young man is very creative and technically sound and also uses some high quality mixing and video skills.     

"Growing old is not for sissies"