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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-10-2004, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Boss Looper / Sampler (anybody have one / tried one?)

I'm not a big fan of pedals, but I'm finding more and more a need to do some basic looping here and there and just went to Guitar Center and saw the new Boss Looper / Sampler thing -- I didn't get a chance to play with it, so I was wondering if anybody else has one of these or has played with one and maybe could give me some ideas on how well it works etc.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-10-2004, 08:48 PM
 
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I had one for a while...really fun to layer tracks on top of the internal click track...good creative tool. A little tricky to learn, but I figured it out w/out manual in a short time. The sampled sounds are not pristine, but certainly useable. Can't remember how much sample time...you might also consider a DL-4.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 08:47 AM
 
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I've got the loop station. Unfortunately I haven't had much time to fuss with it yet. The manual seems really poorly written in my opinion but most are. I also have the Line 6 DL-4 which has a loop recording setting as well. The line 6 will only record 15 seconds worth of stuff while the boss loop station will do up to like 10 minutes or more and you can store 10 loops in memory. You can buy footswitches to access the stored loops on the fly as well. It has the potential to be extremely powerful and for what it costs is isn't a bad deal...as long as I can figure out how to access all the features without going nuts in the process.

As a looper though, the line 6 just doesnt have enough memory to be useful, that much is for sure. The boss is really your only other alternative in something that is reasonably compact and not rack mounted and horribly expensive.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 11:47 AM
 
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my experience is similiar to gresh's...i've had the loop station for a few weeks now, but haven't had a lot of time to spend with it. i did gig with it (i do a solo noise/ambient project) this past saturday, and it was definitely the key to a sucessful and well received performance. i used it more as a looping sampler, loading up 4-5 samples earlier in the day and then just playing them that evening. it has a cool reverse function that you can click in and out for some great sound warping. my friend has had it for a year or two, and i played around with it quite a bit when he first got it, and the overdub function comes in quite handy. as a guitarist, its not very foot friendly without the additional boss footswitches, you can pretty much just do the record, play, stop, and overdub with you feet as is, but you have to use your hands to switch between phrases and switch on the reverse function. but as i said, these functions are footswitchable with 2 additional footswitches. the main advantage of the loop station over the line 6 delay modeler is the length of samples that you can do. the line 6 is really a delay pedal with one loop setting, whereas the boss is a looping sampler. so the 1 min per phrase of the boss is a huge advantage if you're going to use a lot of looping...look out robert fripp!!!!
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