Electro-Harmonix 22500 Dual Stereo Looper Pedal
The Electro Harmonix 22500 Dual Stereo Loop is a brand new loop pedal for 2015. Despite its compact footprint, Electro Harmonix have managed to pack a lot of features into this simple pedal. The 22500 records in high quality non-compressed audio directly onto a removable SDHC card which holds up to 100 individual loop. The 8 GB card included will give you up to 13 hours total recording time. Dual Stereo Loops give you either independent or locked loop lengths, while Series Looping lets you switch between verse and chorus sections. The Parallel Looping in the 22500 lets you simultaneously playback two loops, giving you the option of more textures.
Electro Harmonix have given you the option of using a Microphone input for vocals and acoustic instruments, which makes it even more versatile. You can build a massive sound thanks to the Drum Loops built in to the 22500, an optional foot controller would give you a tap tempo function as well. What's more, you can back up and restore your 22500 thanks to USB connectivity to PC or Mac.
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Better and more intuitive than the RC-30 and all other loopers in this price range. The only pedals that best this on the market are the Pigtronix Infinity V1 and the Boomerang. They're double the price. The common complaint is that you need to know what/how you want to play beforehand. Subsequent verse to chorus or layering loops on top of each other, whether you want loop 1 and 2 to be the same length, all that stuff. It's all easy to change after you learn how the pedal works. I got this pedal as you can set a specific bpm and loop to that. It allows you to loop with drum machines without setting up a midi clock.
Fantastic, great value for your money.
For me this is perfect. I load proper CD quality backing tracks into the looper on the rhythm section, these cannot be overwritten by looping. Then I can play along and overdub. The only problem is that to erase the loops you have move and press the knob at the top, there is no way to wipe the loops and start again from the foot switches. This looper is just what I wanted for home practice but for a live setting I have doubts unless the additional bank footswitch is used.