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Old 02-07-2016, 10:40 AM   #1
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Looper question - the start of the recording issue

Hi, I have TC Electronic Ditto Looper, and even though it's simple to use, I don't like the fact that you need to start playing EXACTLY when you press the recording switch on the looper with your foot! I'd rather if I can press it to arm the recording, but that the actual recording starts when I play the strings. Is there a kind of looper that does exactly that?
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Old 02-07-2016, 10:59 AM   #2
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Don't think so.
You'll get used to your current looper, however. Like everything guitar, it just takes a bit of practice. You'll appreciate the precision of starting exactly when you hit the switch.
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Old 02-07-2016, 07:24 PM   #3
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From memory, I think my Boss RC3 said something about auto start in the manual.
I don't use that feature though, try downloading the manual for it to see if it's what you're after.
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Old 02-08-2016, 01:27 AM   #4
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Try playing the riff time through and then just hit the switch on the down beat when it repeats. That helps me get it cleaner
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Old 02-08-2016, 01:49 AM   #5
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Try playing the riff time through and then just hit the switch on the down beat when it repeats. That helps me get it cleaner


Exactly, this is why acts that use loopers extensively (especially solo acts) do exactly this.
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Old 02-08-2016, 09:08 AM   #6
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If I'm laying down a chord progression for solo practicing, I often just repeat on the first chord a few times to nail the timing, then hit the button and go through the sequence.
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Old 02-08-2016, 10:58 AM   #7
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I know for a fact that there is. But I can't recall which ones other than the looper in the RP multifx.

But my recommendation is that you learn to loop without using that feature.
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Old 02-08-2016, 08:25 PM   #8
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I forgot to mention: some of the boss loopers can do what you're wanting to do if you decide to go that route
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Old 02-08-2016, 11:40 PM   #9
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I forgot to mention: some of the boss loopers can do what you're wanting to do if you decide to go that route


Don't worry, I already did. I don't think fly saw it either
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:31 AM   #10
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Yeah, glossed over that. Went back and looked at the manual for my RC-50, and it has it.
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