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Re: Newb question about looping gear

Hi Andy,
Just to offer my (limited) experience with loopers, I have an RC20-XL and a Boomerang+
The Boomerang+ will do exactly what you want, you can have 2 seperate loops, and set it so that you can either enter the 2nd loop immediately, or when the first loop ends. The downside is it is expensive for the feature set (@$400), and there is no Undo button but there is Reverse. Soon (?) there will be a new unit out, and so the existing boomerang may drop in price. In my band I use this mostly to tap in delays and to scare the kiddies with strange noises between songs (or make them laugh). Note that it can be difficult to keep the drummer in time with a static loop, some LD folks suggest a seperate monitor feed for that.
The RC20-XL offers Undo which is nice, and is about half the price, but only has one loop (also has reverse but need to add a seperate footswitch for that). If I was going to get another looper pedal of this type I would probably get the JamMan, because it offers more features like more memory and USB port, at about the same price
Good luck! You may find (like I have) that as you do more looping and learn more about the subject via the artists on LD, you will want more full featured looping capabilities, for this I am using Mobius software(free) on laptop, with a Behringer FCB1010 pedal for Midi control. This has way more features than I possibly have time to experiment with. This will easily do what you want, and if you have a laptop already, will only cost the price of the midi controller (@ $150 for FCB1010) and a USB port midi interface (@ $50-70 for a cheap one).
Thanks LD folks for helping in my education!

From: Andrew Rice <arice@creativepages.net>
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2009 11:18:41 AM
Subject: Re: Newb question about looping gear

Thanks Sylvain for the quick response.

On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 8:40 AM, Sylvain Poitras <sylvain.trombone@gmail.com> wrote:
HI Andy,
This topic was discussed in dept a while ago, check out the archives
and read the whole thread for some great suggestions:



On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 10:10 PM, Andrew Rice<arice@creativepages.net> wrote:
> Hi
> Apologies for the beginner gear question and thanks in advance for any
> advice.
> I am a keyboard player (chiefly Hammond, Rhodes, Clavinet), currently
> playing in an instrumental four piece.  Our guitarist is showing signs of
> extreme unreliability and we are probably going to transition to a trio.  I
> am interested in a simple, preferrably foot controlled looper to allow me to
> lay down one or two rhythm tracks and then improvise on top of them (I
> prefer to have both hands available for soloing).
> I would be laying down everything live and erasing it, so no need for a lot
> of memory, no prerecorded tracks.
> What is the best product available?
> What is the best cheap product available?
> Thanks
> Andy Rice
> --
> Andrew Rice
> Creative Consulting
> arice@creativepages.net
> http://www.creativepages.net

Andrew Rice
Creative Consulting