On 7/22/64 11:59 AM, Gareth Whittock wrote: > I'm thinking of getting one of these for psychedelic/ambient textures, > (in combination with laptop looping and special effects). > I'm currently using Guitar rig 4 for this. > > What's the verdict guys? Pro's and cons? > > Peace > > G The m9, for me, is a single desert island, multi-purpose stomp box/live looping pedal. There are a plethora of cool effects (that can be midi synced) and a good DL-4 looper (replete with forward/backward/1/2 speed/double speed options and even a single level of undo, redo). I'm amazed at how much cool stuff is in this box, from all the de riguer modulation, delay, distortion, verb, eq and filter modelings and a bunch of idiosyncratic weirdness that I particularly love (pattern tremolos to an amazing verb called "Particle Verb" that I use far too much of this past year). I don't even use it for it's looping capabilities but you can use up to three different effects (in 3 banks of 3 per scene) and place them post or pre loop. Additionally, Bill Putnam just hipped me to the fact that it is a very small footprint, simple midi controller even if you don't want to use the effects and looper. I like that it has only a two stomp box profile (the M13 has more in it but it's to big for my tastes and precludes the use of a lot of other stomp box pedals which I adore). My next festival setup will probably be 2 LP-2 mini loopers, one placed on either side of the M9. that's a lot of looping power with synchronizing abilities. Highly recommended. Five Stars from moi, Gareth.