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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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. You turn the ‘dry out’ fader up so you can hear yourself, hit record and start playing.

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 elcetro-harmonix, we decided to ignore the manual and pile straight in electro-harmonxi suss it out ‘intuitively’.

Hitting record again drops us out and the mistake is fixed. 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. 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.

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It is the brain, and is all about fingers and sports eleven neat little buttons along with seven sliders and nine little pots. 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 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 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.

Can work with DAWs. 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.

We hit the octave button and the part halves in speed and lowers an octave to become the fat bassline we originally intended. 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. If you leave the loop going you can continue adding sound on top of it as long as you like.


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.

One thing though – if they could only de-couple the tempo from the pitch 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.


This is the basic operation of the – but there’s a lot more. Cons Tempo and pitch are linked.

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. 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. Well, it saves lugging a computer around, which can’t be a bad thing, eh? Then we move to track 2 and record some funky rhythm chords.

The has four ‘tracks’ upon which to lay your loops.

Then we head off to a gig eletro-harmonix all that night’s loops stored on their own flash memory cards – some of which are actually full stereo CD quality backing tracks. Of course the can slot into lots of different places in your set-up. All in all, the does all you’ve come to expect from a looper except frustrate the hell out of you.

You can also overdub back onto track 1 if you like. E-H make some kick-ass pedals – most of which are analogue and owe much to their powers of distortion.

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.

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


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Versatile, for guitarists or DJs. Or even better, a whole bunch of themselveses. 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.

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 we need to drop in and fix the mistake. Then we overdub again onto track 1 28880 the bottom string of the guitar to add an octave-up version of the bassline.

Each of these tracks has a volume slider and a pan pot. The previous sounds will not degrade, you simply pile them up. 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. This represents the maximum capability of some electro-hadmonix pedals, but with the you can repeat this infinite stacking on each of its four channels.

Pros Great sound quality, doesn’t degrade. This is limitless overdubbing, people – with a good deal of mix flexibility built in. The controls are seamless, and the smoothness of the sound just as satisfying. It’s getting a bit late now, so electro-harmonixx working from the headphone socket. You can then do a new mixdown of everything you are hearing back on to the mixdown track. Rather than list the additional functions, let’s imagine a possible looper session using just one guitar. Not a delay machine that also loops, you’ll notice – just a looper.

Then we hit the reverse button again and listen back enjoying the sound of the occasional reverse chords throughout.