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Looking for the right Looping pedal

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Bloomfields, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. Bloomfields

    Bloomfields TDPRI Member

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    Hi guys,
    i'm looking for a looping pedal that can decrease and increase the bpm on an already existing loop without distorting the sound too much, Is there such a thing?

    i'm in a three-piece band and here and there wish i could add another layer of music when playing live.
    So i'm looking for a pedal that lets me record a loop, lets say the rhythm guitar track from the chorus, then save that loop for later and when the chorus comes back around(after another verse), i would then push play on the pedal and play a lead over it as a counter melody to the Main vocals. All the while staying in time with the band by tapping the pedal (which i guess would make bpm go up and down by 1 to 3 bpm at the most), and keep the loop still sounding alright.

    At the moment the only looping pedal i've tried is the Roland RC-50 and as soon as i decrease a loops' bpm by 1 or 2 the sound turns really ****ty.

    Is this just the case for downpitching or do different pedals act differently in that matter?

    Thanks for all answers
     
  2. Biffasmum

    Biffasmum Tele-Meister

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    Probably more than you need but this TC pedal board covers lots of ground...

     
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  3. TwangBrain

    TwangBrain Tele-Meister

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    Roland/Boss RC series...if you were only concerned with immediate looping duties, then I would recommend the TC Electronics DITTOx2. But, since you're looking for a looper to record/recall various loops, then the Roland/Boss loopers are the way to go. It may take a bit of time to adjust to timing you punch-in/out with the RC loopers, but they have pretty good recall and edit features.

    Maybe the Boomerang pedals do something similar to the RC, but I dunno...never tried one.
     
  4. Junkyard Dog

    Junkyard Dog Friend of Leo's

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    I've never tried out this feature, but according to the manual for my Digitech Jamman Solo XT...

    Time Stretching a Phrase: You can speed up or slow down the tempo of a stored loop or single phrase without changing its pitch. There are two ways to time stretch a phrase: set the exact tempo using the Tempo option in the Setup menu, or tap in the tempo.
     
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