Get the guaranteed best price on Looper Effects Pedals like the Electro-Harmonix Classics Super Multitrack Looper Guitar Effects Pedal at Musician’s. Electro-Harmonix Super Multi-Track Looper review. A digital looper with seeminglessly endless potential. £; $ A traditional second digital delay line is at the heart of the Electro-Harmonix Super Multitrack Looper (see Fig. 1), but this device offers.

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Then we head off to a gig with all that night’s loops stored on their own flash memory cards – some of which are actually full stereo CD quality backing tracks. The mixdown track can be isolated from the tempo controller, so tracks 1 to 4 can actually be played back alongside the mixdown at a different pitch and tempo, creating some pretty wild and crazy phasing and flanging effects along the way.

Image 1 of 2. For a bit of a special effect we press the reverse button, arm track 4 and record two or three chords along with the backwards version electro-hrmonix our masterpiece.

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Once you’ve mixed down, you can record a whole bunch of new stuff on tracks 1 to 4 that will play back alongside your mixdown.

What you previously recorded will not go away – you simply add another sound on top of it. A great place for it would be right next to a pair of decks – it’s ideal for knocking a quick break together and scratching up a storm. Then we overdub again onto track 1 with the bottom string of the guitar to add an octave-up version of the bassline.

Can work with DAWs. One thing though – if they could only de-couple the tempo from the pitch We start by recording a great bassline on the lowest string of a normal electric guitar played at double the normal speed onto track 1 listening to the onboard metronome for an easy life. This is the basic operation of the – but there’s a lot more. You turn elsctro-harmonix ‘dry out’ fader up so you can hear yourself, hit record and start playing.

Even in a guitar set up it can be an effect loop on the amp, meaning that you can use electro-harmonixx guitar sounds for each part you record. These parts can then be bounced down to the mixdown, making a stereo mix of all four tracks whose level is controlled by the mixdown fader. After doing something else on track 2 you could stop, adjust the volumes of electro-hxrmonix two parts on tracks 1 and 2, then select track 3 hit record and so on until you have four parts. This represents the maximum capability of some looper pedals, but with the you can repeat this infinite stacking on each of its four channels.



All in all, the does all you’ve come to expect from a looper except frustrate the hell out of you. 288 make some kick-ass pedals – most of which are analogue and owe much to their powers of distortion.

It looks funky, feels solid and the layout seems self-explanatory, so in the long-standing musician’s tradition of wasting time and developing bad habits, we decided to ignore the manual and pile straight in too suss it out ‘intuitively’. Then we electro-harmomix it all down to the mixdown track, freeing up tracks 1 to 4 for skanks, harmonics, palm-muted chugs and so on and so forth.

Then we move to track 2 and record some funky rhythm chords. Here’s how you do a basic loop, assuming the is occupying a position between your guitar and amplifier and the input levels are set nicely.

Rather than list the additional functions, let’s imagine a possible looper session using just one guitar. Then we hit the reverse button again and listen back enjoying the sound of the occasional reverse chords throughout. A looper with so much memory Flash Electro-harmoix permitting that you could record a whole electro-garmonix worth of multi-track on it in CD quality stereo sound.

Hitting record again drops us out and the mistake is fixed. In use Within a couple of minutes we had a rocking loop of about ten guitarists going – some going backwards and some playing at double speed! Cons Tempo and pitch are linked. We hit the octave button and the electro-harmlnix halves in speed and lowers an octave to become the fat bassline we originally intended.

Next to these first four tracks is a fifth mixdown track to which electro-yarmonix can mix down the contents of the first four tracks – complete with volume and pan changes.

Moving to track 3 and we play a juicy melody, to which we then add three-part harmony at slightly lower volumes.

In creating this beast, a significant evolution from the recently re-released 16 Second Delay originally fromE-H have solved a lot of the inherent niggles that looping ellectro-harmonix always had, and also created a groovy sound mangler, from which some very strange and wonderful sounds can be extruded.

Each of these tracks has a volume slider and a pan pot.

The previous sounds will not degrade, you simply pile them up. We then re-arm track 1, start it recording and play the same thing again twice around the loop so we have a triple-tracked part. The has four ‘tracks’ upon which to lay your loops. Playing with the tempo control after the event is pretty fun too, the combination of that and the reverse button can create some pretty wild slices of sound.


E-H have solved the problems of click tracks, automatically making neat loops, mixing parts after they’re recorded, storage and recall, and they’ve even included MIDI Clock send and receive with song position pointers and outgoing start and stop commands tooso you can incorporate the live looping thing into a backing track or click track scenario. Versatile, for guitarists or DJs.

This is limitless overdubbing, people – with a good deal of mix flexibility built in. Using the feet to start, stop and otherwise control the makes for a far more seamless investigation of it’s surprising depths, and is also essential for the whole ‘be your own band’ bit. Well, it saves lugging a computer around, which can’t be a bad thing, eh?

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This one, however, is as clean as a whistle and has a pile of digitalia within, all bent to the task of creating a dedicated looping machine. If you leave the loop going you can continue adding sound on top of it as long as you like.

It is the brain, and is all about fingers and sports eleven neat little buttons along with seven sliders and nine little pots. And obviously the can just sit over the mix bus of your desk or outputs of your DAW, so any sound you’re capable of making is fair game for a bit of looping. Not a delay machine that also loops, you’ll notice – just a looper. Or even better, a whole bunch of themselveses.

You can then do a new mixdown of everything you are hearing back on to the mixdown track. Of course the can slot into lots of different places in your set-up. Image 2 of 2 The serves up endless looping options for guitarists and even DJs. Eventually there’s nothing else to record, so we plug in our USB cable and drag the new loop info from the to our desktop folder of loop projects, and load up a session from last week and have a look at that.

It’s getting a bit late now, so we’re working from the headphone socket.