Looper?

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  1. NelsonP

    NelsonP Senior Member

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    Am thinking about getting a looper, e.g. ditto or digitech jamman express xt, but worry that it might be a novelty thing that quickly gets relegated to dust gathering duties.

    Interested to hear how other folks have got on with loopers, as well as any tips on tge best way to use one with Amplifire
     
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    I use a looper everyday to make practice more interesting and my timing has come on leaps and bounds. Just a simple thing like recording a chord progression and doing scales, makes the whole thing less boring.
    I also use the looper live but then I am a solo act and it really fills out my sound.
    Confession time though, I use a hybrid guitar and only loop the "acoustic side" and switch to my Firebox to noodle over it.
    Cheers Steve
     
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    NelsonP Senior Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm usually playing backing tracks via the aux in on my amplifire, so I'm not convinced i'd use a looper much, rather than do that.

    I can see the attraction for songwriting, but I also have an interface so could just record stuff with that to jam over.

    All in all I'm just not sure how much i'd use one. I may try picking up a ditto or similar second hand.
     
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    I suggest taking a look at the Digitech Jamman Solo XT, the prices have come down recently and it's packing a huge punch for not a lot of money.
    ...especially if you then pair it with the external footswitch, and get a memory card, and... :confused:
     
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    I've gone for a Boss RC3 which seemed to offer the best feature set to me. Not much in it vs the digitech jamman solo xt really, although it does sound slightly more straightforward.

    Now I'm looking for tips on how to set it up with amplifire. Am thinking that I should
    1. Use the effects loop, with the loop in position 5 on each preset, with just the reverb and cab block after it.
    2. Set the global fx loop setting to fx send (i usually have that set to aux in so I can plug my phone in for backing tracks).

    Did I get that right?
     
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    Jace Nuzback Senior Member

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    That should work just fine.
     
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    Thanks @Jace Nuzback

    Just wondering whether there is a way to 'override' the global FX loop setting for presets that I have created specifially for looping. Ideally I'd prefer not to have to tweak the global setting each time I switch between:
    i) using the Boss RC3 in the FX loop and
    ii) using my phone as an Aux In for backing tracks.

    Is there a way to achieve that?
     
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    Jace Nuzback Senior Member

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    No. You would have to make the Global change.
     
  10. NelsonP

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    Thanks @Jace Nuzback, once again!

    Edit: one last question. Is it possible to make the global change using the controls on the Amplifire itself, or do I have to use the editor for that?
     
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    I have 2 TC Electronic loopers, 1 Ditto looper and 1 Ditto X 4. would I replace them if lost/stolen yes I would, not problems so far I certainly prefer the user interface compared to others that I've used.
     
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    Jace Nuzback Senior Member

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    You can do it on the hardware.
    Press the PRESET button until you see LOOP.
    Press the RIGHT arrow button and you'll see LOOP MODE.
    You can make the setting there.
    Jace
     

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