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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The controls are seamless, and the smoothness of the sound just as satisfying.
The is not designed to sit on the beer sodden stage and be operated by your foot. It’s getting a bit late now, so we’re working from the headphone socket. 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.
Each of these tracks has a volume slider and a pan pot. Of course the can slot into lots of different places in your set-up. 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.
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’.
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. Image 1 of 2. Then we overdub again onto track 1 with the bottom string of the guitar to add an octave-up version of the bassline.
This represents the maximum capability of some looper pedals, but with the you can repeat this infinite stacking on each of its four channels. 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.
You turn the ‘dry out’ fader up so you can hear yourself, hit record and start playing. Pros Great sound quality, doesn’t degrade. 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.
Or even better, a whole bunch of themselveses.
Even in a guitar set up it can be an effect loop on the amp, meaning that you can use different guitar sounds for each part you record. When you get to the end of what will be your loop you either hit record and the machine stops, or you hit play, the machine returns electro-harmoinx the beginning and starts recording straight away on track 2.
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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 delays always had, and also created a groovy sound mangler, from which some very strange and wonderful sounds can be extruded. 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.
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. Rather than list the additional functions, let’s imagine a possible looper session using just one guitar. Then we bounce 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.
Moving to track 3 and we play a juicy melody, to which we then add three-part harmony at slightly lower volumes. Better than jamming with the only other musician in the world that completely understands them – namely: E-H make some kick-ass pedals – most of which are analogue and owe much to their powers of distortion.
Well, it saves lugging a computer around, which can’t be a bad thing, eh? 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!
A looper with so much memory Flash Card permitting that you could record a whole song’s worth of multi-track on it in CD quality stereo sound.
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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.
The has four ‘tracks’ upon which to lay your loops.
Not a delay machine that also loops, you’ll notice – just a looper. If you leave the loop going you can continue adding sound on top of it as long as you like.
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 of our masterpiece. Can work with DAWs.
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We then hit record to stop the and, because it is in quantize mode, it waits until the exact end of the nearest bar to stop, thus creating a perfect loop. Image 2 of 2 The serves up endless looping options for guitarists and even DJs. Next to these first four tracks is a fifth mixdown track to which you can mix down the contents of the first four tracks – complete with volume and pan changes.