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Re: Ewi loop pedal!

Thanks for the response! That's a long list if questions and in all honesty I could probably only answer a few but I will do my best!

-It connects very much like a guitar would with a single jack lead so I'm guessing that would make it mono? (Sorry I'm really bad with this sort of stuff!)
-I would need at least 6-7 concurrent loops
-it would be fairly handy but not complete necessary for the loops to be saved in a memory.
-switching between loops is something I'd quite liked to be able to do but didn't think would necessarily be possible.
-The loops would all be made using the one EWI synth
-no pre recorded material would be needed.
-not too worried about feedback control (I'm pretty sure I know what that is!)
-I would like to have some kind of undo setting
- foot control would be best!
- delays have been considered but would strongly prefer loopers
- no time/pitch shifting would be necessary (however I wouldn't complain if it was a feature that happen to come with the pedal!)
- reverse as in removing a single loop? If so that could be handy yeah
-batteries or mains would be fine
- midi would not be necessary but could come in handy!

Unfortunately you can't really programme the EWI to do harmonies, so that's why I was looking fort harmony function however if this is going to make the price increase significantly then I could possibly do without it or get another separate harmony pedal at a later date..

What do you guys think of the BOSS RC 30 looper? 

This is the sort of thing I would like but without the pre programmed drum track as I have found a sound on the EWI that would let me loop in a drum/beatbox style loop..: http://youtu.be/2UgFUEuc2JA

Hope this all helps and thanks for all your help!


On 7 Nov 2013, at 16:38, "Sylvain Poitras" <sylvain.trombone@gmail.com> wrote:

On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 8:25 AM, Tom Belbin <tbelbin44@hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
I'm looking to buy a loop pedal

Some questions to help answer your question:
- Stereo/mono/whatever?
- How many concurrent loops do you need?
- Do you want to save loops into memory and call them back later? Export to computer?
- Do you need to switch between different loops, for instance to follow song form?
- Do you need to syncronize your loops between themselves or with other gear?  Master or slave?
- Do you want to use pre-recorded material on your looper?
- Do you care about feedback control?
- Undo / redo?
- Control with feet or hands?
- Have you considered delays instead of loopers?
- Do you need, time or pitch shifting?  Rate shifting?
- Do you need reverse?
- Do you need a looper that runs on batteries?
- Do you want to control your looper with MIDI?

Not knowing anything else about your specific looping needs, for that price-range I imagine people will likely recommend a DL4, a DD-20, Vox looper or a LP2.  I've had a lot a fun with the LP2 and the DD-20 and I know a lot of folks who swear by the DL4.  You could  easily find a store that retails the DD-20 and DL4 (perhaps also the Vox) in your area, so go try them out.

I'm not sure why you'd need a harmonizer if you're playing a synth...  couldn't you just program the synth to give you two voices when you want them?  In any case, if you want both a looper and a harmonizer together, you'll need something like a TC-Helicon Voice Live 2.  It will cost you more than you want to spend...