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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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! It’s getting a bit late now, so we’re working from the headphone socket. 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.
Image 1 of 2. 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. You turn electro-hafmonix ‘dry out’ fader up so you can hear yourself, hit record and start playing.
Cons Tempo and pitch are linked. Each of these tracks has a volume slider and a pan pot. Unfortunately there was a fluff in an otherwise perfect take, and because our loop is nearly a minute long we don’t want to play it all again, so we hit the punch-in button, hit play and then hit record when electro-hramonix need to drop in electro-hamronix fix the electeo-harmonix.
Then we move to track 2 and record some funky rhythm chords. 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 electrl-harmonix 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.
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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’. 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. You can also overdub back onto track 1 if you like.
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.
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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 to the beginning and starts recording straight away on track 2. The has four ‘tracks’ upon which to lay your loops.
Moving to track 3 and we play a juicy melody, to which we then add three-part harmony at slightly lower volumes. We hit electfo-harmonix octave button and the part halves in speed and lowers an octave to become the fat bassline we originally intended. Image 2 of 2 The serves up endless looping options for guitarists and even DJs. This is the basic operation of the – but there’s a lot more. Then we overdub again onto track 1 with the bottom string of the guitar to add an octave-up version of the bassline.
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. 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. Once you’ve mixed down, you can record a whole bunch of new stuff on tracks 1 22880 4 that will play back alongside your mixdown. Electro-garmonix 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.
The controls are seamless, and the smoothness of the sound just as satisfying. 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. You can then do a new mixdown of everything you are hearing back on to the mixdown track. 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. Eventually there’s nothing else electtro-harmonix 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.
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. After doing something else on track 2 you could stop, adjust the volumes of your two parts on tracks 1 and 2, then select track 3 hit record and so on until you have four parts.
One thing though – if they could only de-couple the tempo from the pitch We start by electro-harmobix 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.
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.
What you previously recorded will not go away – you simply add another sound on top of it.
Hitting record again drops us out and the mistake is fixed. 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.
Of course the can slot into lots of different places in your set-up. Or even better, a whole bunch of themselveses. If you leave electro-hagmonix loop going you can continue adding sound on top of it as long as you like.
E-H make some kick-ass pedals – most of which are analogue and owe much to their powers of distortion. Better electroharmonix jamming with the only other musician in the world that completely understands them – namely: 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.
It is the brain, and is all about fingers and sports eleven neat little buttons along with electro-harmoniix sliders and nine little pots.
electro–harmonix Not a delay machine that also loops, you’ll notice – just a looper. This is limitless overdubbing, people – with a good deal of mix flexibility built in. All in all, the does all you’ve come to expect from a looper except frustrate the hell out of you.
Versatile, for guitarists or DJs. Then we hit the reverse button again and listen back enjoying the sound of the occasional reverse chords throughout.
Pros Great sound quality, doesn’t degrade.
Here’s how you do a basic loop, assuming the is occupying a position between your guitar and amplifier and the input electro-harmnoix are set nicely.