#1
Hi all,
Bit of a beginners loop pedal question. I've tried googling for an answer, but I'm not even sure what you call this function. Basically, I want a loop pedal which will let me record a short phrase, say a bar, and then let me overdub that to make a longer phrase. For example, I record a 1 bar percussive loop, then I want to loop that 8 times while I overdub a bass line, giving me an 8 bar loop. Then, say, play two chord variations over the bass line giving me a 16 section. I had thought this would be standard in basic lookers, but I can't work out how to do it with the Boss Rc1 I've borrowed.
Does anyone know what this function is called and what lookers have it?
I guess I could use two pedals...
#2
It is called 'Multiply', and the only one that does it well AFAIK is the Echoplex Digital Pro. I use this all the time. The Boomerang III can do this, too, but it is a little trickier- you are basically resampling other running loops onto another loop. The Echoplex does this much more elegantly.
Last edited by Mincer at Mar 1, 2017,
#3
Brilliant. At least I know what it's called now, so I can google it. Someone elsewhere suggests that the vox lil looper does it. The echoplex is way out of my price bracket. I think just buying a cheap second looper might be a better option for what I want, now that I think about it. Thanks.
#4
More expensive loopers allow you to record multiple loops of different length but synchronized. You could do this with a cheap looper by just recording the first 1 bar percussion over the total number of bars that you want the largest loop to be (16 in this case). Then record the bass the same way.
#5
Thanks chaps. The more I look into it, the more it looks like running two pedals would be the most flexible option. And if I stick to digitech stuff, they should sync as well. I wasn't even thinking about syncing, just running a short loop on the first pedal manually starting /stopping the second to create a longer repeated loop with a varying second part. The multiply function seems quite unusual. But if I get, say one Jamman Stereo and a second more basic like the JM express, I should have loads of synced and unsynced options.