...googling "choosing a loop machine". I just began researching loop machines last night so I have no idea what to look for. I came across the following archive which helped me learn the lingo and give me a starting base:
""Hello there! This is my first posting, though I've long been a frequent visitor to Looper's Delight. I'm interested in purchasing a looper, as I'm a guitarist looking to build soundscapes via volume swells, stereo panning, etc. I'm looking to spend around $600. I'd like a device that allows for the following:
1-STEREO loops. This is crucial. I'm not remotely interested in a machine that plays back loops in mono
2-Reverse capability. Though not essential, I'd like a device that allows for loops to be played in reverse.
3-Loop time. This is more of a query than anything else. I see some machines that seem to have good qualities, yet only 15-30 seconds of time per loop. On the surface, this seems a bit short. Is there anything on the market that allows for more time without much degradation in the original signal?
4-Ability to save loops.
A friend has the DigiTech JamMan, which has many of the features I'm interested in, with one major drawback: no stereo loops! With these thoughts in mind (which are admittedly a bit cluttered), what devices would you recommend? Many many thanks in advance, fellow loopers!!
How do I choose a loop machine?
1. I am looking for quality sound which I'm guessing is STEREO.
2. I do not NEED reverse.
3. I'm not sure what loop time would be desirable. Any suggestions?
4. I am DEFINITELY looking to save loops.
Since this is something new to me, I want to spend just enough to be happy. I don't want to be overwhelmed with complication, but on the other hand, I don't want to be disappointed in the quality.
All help is appreciated~
Take care and God bless,