I'm not into looping myself, but I'm guessing that some of you may be interested in the new Akai delay pedal being released this weekend at the NAMM show. The info is from the Akaipro website at... http://www.akai.com/akaipro/namm99.html and http://www.akai.com/akaipro/press/9901-FX.html Simon Canberra AUSTRALIA E1 Headrush Tap Delay / Tape Echo Simulator / Looping Recorder 16 bit Digital Delay - Delay time from 0.5ms to 23.8sec Tape Echo mode with 4 tape-head parallel outputs for amplifier or mixer inputs. Simulates an analog 4-head tape echo machine Looping Recorder with overdub mode - Powerful tool for solo performances Max. Recording time is 11.9 sec for loop recording HEAD GAP adjusts the delay time between the heads Delay time is from 10ms to 5.9 sec HF Damp simulates an analog delay sound Feedback sets the feedback level for repeat times Ratio allows adjustment of wet and dry mix Dynamic delay control - sets the delay time by tapping the footswitch twice True Bypass AKAI INTRODUCES A NEW LINE OF EFFECTS PEDALS (January 1999) FORT WORTH, Texas - Akai, a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of innovative audio products, introduced the new line of guitar effects pedals at the January 1999 NAMM show in booth #4373. Slated for delivery in February 1999, the five new effects pedals combine the best vintage sounds with today's feature options in a stylish and easy-to-use design. The Akai Headrush is the first effects pedal offering a high quality sound delay, tape echo simulator and a looping recorder in one. User selectable delay options allow for maximum control of signal output and include several timing and level adjustment selections as well as the feedback level for repeats. Headrush also simulates an analog tape echo machine, providing four tape-head parallel outputs for amplifier or mixer input, while the looping recorder with overdub mode is a powerful tool for the solo musician. Headrush features left and right foot switch controls and LED display. Depending upon which mode is selected, the left switch controls the on/off and play/stop functions, while the right side sets desired delay time, recording and overdub options. The LED display indicates which effect in use and blinks in time showing the delay time selected. Suggested retail price of the Akai Headrush is $259.00.