That's a great piece of gear. I still make extensive use of my Digitech 3.7 sec version. Both models allow you to select "repeat hold" via a front panel button or a foot-pedal. Travis Hartnett >I happened across a used Digitech Time Machine (4 second delay) for >149.00 >at a local guitar store that features used equipment. > >I long to join the ranks of loopers but can't spare the cash for a more >current looping device. Recently saw a Vortex for $287 at a local music >store but that still seems somewhat out of my range. > >I play as a form of stress management (lights dimmed, kids in bed, maybe >a >candle or two). So my questions are > >Can I create a loop or an infinite repeat with a time machine? > >Is the time machine a valid entry point for creating a sort of meditative >atmospheric music. > >The clerk tried to steer me to a digital delay pedal ($125 with maybe 800 >or 1600ms delay) as opposed to the the time machine. He described the >time machine as more appropriate for recording booth usage although that >appears to go against the discussions that I've seen in the loopers >delight archive.