NU-X Hook Drum & Loop Pedal Overview
Hook: Your All-in-One Drum Machine and Phrase Looper in Miniature Pedal Format
Introducing Hook, the ultimate combination of a drum machine and phrase looper, all packed into a single miniature pedal. This innovative device is designed to provide guitar players with intuitive features and simplicity of use, making it the perfect practice or accompaniment tool for solo musicians.
Drum Machine and Smart Tap Tempo
Hook’s drum section is controlled by a convenient play/pause button that doubles as a Smart Tap Tempo trigger. By selecting from 11 individual rhythm styles, you can cover a vast range of music genres. Adjust the output level with the independent Drum Level control, allowing you to achieve the perfect balance.
Powerful Phrase Looper
With a built-in 24-bit phrase looper, Hook gives you up to 6 minutes of recording time with unlimited overdubs. The current tempo is indicated by the integral LED within the Smart Tap Tempo trigger, ensuring precise timing. Activate the looper by tapping the footswitch, and easily initiate playback and overdubbing with subsequent taps. To undo overdubs in sequence or erase the loop when playback is stopped, simply hold the footswitch.
Flexible Recording Modes
Choose between two recording modes for the looper. The NR (Normal Recording) mode allows recording to start immediately, while the AR (Auto-Record) mode initiates recording only when a guitar note is played. This flexibility ensures that you capture your musical ideas effortlessly.
Intelligent Tempo Detection
Adding to its smart tap tempo functionality, the Hook pedal can detect the rhythm of your guitar phrase and automatically set the drum tempo to match. This intelligent feature ensures that your drum track perfectly aligns with your guitar performance. Additionally, the guitar loop has its own level control, allowing you to balance it with the drum track to create a cohesive sound.
Versatile Connectivity and Silent Practice
In addition to the guitar input and mixed output jacks, Hook provides a convenient headphones minijack for silent practice. This allows you to immerse yourself in your playing without disturbing others. Furthermore, the type-C USB connector enables firmware updates and the ability to save and load the onboard loop recording as a WAV file to your PC or Mac computer, expanding your creative possibilities.
Don’t let its compact size fool you—Hook is a complete practice and accompaniment tool for solo guitarists. With its intuitive features, combined drum machine and phrase looper capabilities, and simplicity of use, Hook empowers you to explore and expand your musical ideas effortlessly. Take your playing to the next level with this versatile and portable pedal.