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Re: LL:org looping tool selection page

I guess that there are many like Tom out there who need some guidance
your questions are a good start
how about maintaining a page on Livelooping.org "which looping tool do I need" ?

On 7.Nov2013, at 1:38 PM, 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...