Looper issue

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  1. Dagwin

    Dagwin Well-Known Member

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    I have added a Digitech Jamman Stereo to my pedalboard.
    Hooked it up according to instructions found on the forum here:
    - connect the SEND output on the Amplifire to the Input of the looper
    - connect the output of the looper to the RETURN LEFT (MONO) of the Amplifire
    - in the global settings, set the LOOP MODE to MUTE SEND
    - in the presets, place the FX loop in the last position (5)

    This works, BUT... When listening back on my PC to the recorded loops using the Jamman software, the sound is bad.
    I realised this is because there is no cab simulation applied to the recording when listening back on PC.

    How can I get around this ?
    Feed the looper from the jack output of the Amplifire and return the signal to the AUX input (and set it as AUX input in the global settings ?

    How do you guys and girls connect a looper ?
     
  2. JoeInOttawa

    JoeInOttawa Senior Member

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    The looper has to be after the unit to get cab simulation, because you can't place the FX loop after the cab block. So AAx output to looper to amp/console is the onbly way to get the cab sims to the looper, as far as I know.
     
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    I don't have a looper here to try, but if the CAB block is the last thing in the chain,
    wouldn't the looper signal go through CAB block along with the main guitar signal?
    Jace
     
  4. Dagwin

    Dagwin Well-Known Member

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    It does, sound through the cabinet it is fine and working as expected.
    But what I record on the looper I can pull it via USB to my PC. That recording will be without the CAB sim if the looper is using the FX block and thus sound bad....

    Hence my thinking to connect one of the amplifire jack outs to the looper in and the looper out to the AUX in on the amplifire.
    How will the signal coming from the looper be treated if I feed it to the AUX in on the Amplifire ?
     
  5. Eric Raymond

    Eric Raymond Active Member

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    That won't work. You'll be creating a loop from output to aux to output to....

    Only thing that will work today is to place the looper at the end of the chain and use it's output directly.

    Would be great if AA added an option to put the effects loop after the cab and reverb.
     
  6. Dagwin

    Dagwin Well-Known Member

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    Just did some testing. With the FX loop turned off in the preset and using the jack out and the AUX in on the Amplifire works, but the recorded loop is VERY silent. Not only playback, but also the recording itself. But is does have the cab sim.

    Using the FX loop on the Amplifire in Mute Send mode and the the FX loop turned on, the recorded loop and the playback are at the same volume level as when playing guitar.

    So almost there... Any idea why using the jack out records the loop at a much lower level ?
     

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