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Get the guaranteed best price on Looper Effects Pedals like the Electro-Harmonix Classics Super Multitrack Looper Guitar Effects Pedal at Musician’s. Electro-Harmonix Super Multi-Track Looper review. A digital looper with seeminglessly endless potential. £; $ A traditional second digital delay line is at the heart of the Electro-Harmonix Super Multitrack Looper (see Fig. 1), but this device offers.

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You can then do a new mixdown of everything you are hearing back on to the mixdown track. For a bit of a special effect we press the reverse button, arm track 4 and record two or three chords along with the backwards version of our masterpiece. Cons Tempo and pitch are linked. Then we overdub again onto track 1 with the bottom string of the guitar to add an octave-up version of the bassline. Image 2 of 2 The serves up endless looping options for guitarists and even DJs.

Well, it saves lugging a computer around, which can’t be a bad thing, eh? You turn the ‘dry out’ fader up so you can hear yourself, hit record and start playing. Playing with the tempo control after the event is pretty fun too, the combination of that and the reverse button can create some pretty wild slices of sound. Pros Great sound quality, doesn’t degrade. Even in a guitar set up it can be an effect loop on the amp, meaning that you can use different guitar sounds for each part you record.

The has four ‘tracks’ upon which to lay your loops. Then we head off to a gig with all that night’s loops stored on their own flash memory cards – some of which are actually full stereo CD quality backing tracks. Then we bounce it all down to the mixdown track, freeing up tracks 1 to 4 for skanks, harmonics, palm-muted chugs and so on and so forth.

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Image 1 of 2. This one, however, is as clean as a whistle and has electro-hagmonix pile of digitalia within, all bent to the task of creating a dedicated looping machine.

Not a delay machine that also loops, you’ll notice – just a looper. Next to these first four tracks is a fifth mixdown track to which you can mix down the contents of the first four tracks – complete with volume and pan changes. What you previously recorded will not go away – you simply add another sound on top of it. The controls are seamless, and the smoothness of the sound just as satisfying. Can work with DAWs. And obviously the can just sit over the mix bus of your desk or outputs of your DAW, so any sound you’re capable of making is fair game for a bit of looping.


A looper with so much memory Flash Card permitting that you could record a whole song’s worth of multi-track on it in CD quality stereo sound. This is limitless overdubbing, people – with a good deal of mix flexibility built in. This is the basic operation of the – but there’s a lot more. Of course the can slot into lots of different places in your set-up. Then we hit the reverse button again and listen back enjoying the sound of the occasional reverse chords throughout.

Then we move to track 2 and record some funky rhythm chords.

Each of these tracks has a volume slider and a pan pot. Rather than list the additional functions, let’s imagine a possible looper session using just one guitar.

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All in all, the does all you’ve come to expect from a looper except frustrate the hell out of you. You can also overdub back onto track 1 if you like. The is not designed to sit on the beer sodden stage and be operated by your foot.

When you get to the end of what will be your loop you either hit record and the machine stops, or you hit play, the electro-harmoinx returns to the beginning and starts recording straight away on track 2. It’s getting a bit late now, so we’re working from the headphone socket.


We then re-arm track 1, start it recording and play the same thing again twice around the loop so we have a triple-tracked part. These parts can then be bounced down to the mixdown, making a stereo mix of all four tracks whose level is controlled by the eletcro-harmonix fader.

It is the brain, and is all about fingers and sports eleven neat little buttons along with seven sliders and nine little pots. Eventually there’s nothing else to record, so electro-harmlnix plug in our USB cable and drag the new loop info from the to our desktop folder of loop projects, and load up a session from last week and have a look at that.

Better than jamming with the only electro-harmohix musician in the world that completely understands them electro-haarmonix namely: It looks funky, feels solid and the layout seems self-explanatory, so in the long-standing musician’s tradition of wasting time and developing bad habits, we decided to ignore the manual and pile straight in too suss it out ‘intuitively’.


The previous sounds will not degrade, you simply pile them up. Eelectro-harmonix you’ve mixed down, you can record a whole bunch of new stuff on tracks 1 to 4 that will play back alongside your mixdown.

After doing something else on track 2 you could stop, adjust the volumes of your two parts on tracks 1 and 2, then select track 3 hit record and so on until you have four parts. Moving to track 3 and we play a juicy melody, to which we then add three-part harmony at slightly lower volumes. This represents the maximum capability of some looper pedals, but with the you can repeat this infinite stacking on each of its four channels.

One thing though – if they could only de-couple the tempo from the pitch In use Within a couple of minutes we had a rocking loop of about ten guitarists going – some going backwards and some playing at double speed! Or even better, a whole bunch of electro-harmknix. In creating this beast, a significant evolution from the recently re-released 16 Second Delay originally fromE-H have solved a lot of the inherent niggles that looping delays always had, and also created a groovy sound mangler, from electro-armonix some very strange and wonderful sounds can be extruded.

E-H make some kick-ass pedals – most of which are analogue and owe much to their powers of distortion. We start by recording a great bassline on the lowest string of a normal electric guitar played at double the normal speed electro-harmonox track 1 listening to the onboard metronome electro–harmonix an easy life.

We then hit record to stop the and, because it is in quantize mode, it waits until electro-haronix exact end of the nearest bar to stop, thus creating a perfect loop. We hit the octave button and the part halves in speed and lowers an octave to become the fat bassline we originally intended.

Using the feet to start, stop and otherwise control the makes for a far more seamless investigation of it’s surprising depths, and is also essential for the whole ‘be your own band’ bit. Here’s how you do a basic loop, assuming the is occupying a position between your guitar and amplifier and the input levels are set nicely. A great place for it would be right next to a pair of decks – it’s ideal for knocking a quick break together and scratching up a elecrto-harmonix.