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Top 10 Looper Pedals

Top 10 Looper Pedals
Top 10 Looper Pedals

Top 10 Looper Pedals

Whether you’re a singer-songwriter, guitarist, or just passionate about making music – looper pedals provide players with a platform of infinite possibilities. Here’s our top 10 picks for the one-man-band in all of us…

By Michael Hebdon | Published 27.07.20

Having a looper pedal in your arsenal is one of the most effective ways to widen your creative approach. Layer your riffs with endless depth, create beautiful vocal harmonies all by yourself - the possibilities are endless. You can control each and every aspect to suit your sound.

Each looper pedal is unique in its own way. From intricate, digital loop stations used by the likes of Ed Sheeran, to the simple one-switch-wonders. There are countless options out there, begging the question “which is best for me?”. We’re breaking down our top 10 loopers, providing you with all the choice you’ll ever need to enhance your songwriting experience.

TC Electronic Ditto Looper

TC Electronic Ditto Looper

The Ditto is an absolute classic in the world of guitar looping. The reason? Simplicity. TC Electronic proves time and time again that sometimes, one switch is all you need. Offering up to five minutes of recording time, unlimited overdubs, and crystal-clear analogue sound, the Ditto excels when compared to similarly priced alternatives. And, with such a compact, pedalboard-friendly design, it’s clear to see why it’s a go-to for guitarists.

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Boss RC-1 Loop Station

Boss RC-1 Loop Station

Similarly to the Ditto, the RC-1 thrives on its simplicity. Making it the perfect choice for those who are looking to start their journey into the world of looping. Stop, start, record, and delete loops from a single switch with up to 12 minutes of recording time. The unique LED display runs in time with your phrases, making it easier than ever to master the art of precise looping. And, with the traditional Boss housing, the RC-1 will slot on any pedalboard. For beginners and casual musicians alike; there’s a reason the RC-1 has gained its legendary reputation.

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SubZero Ice-Cycle Looper Micro Guitar Pedal

SubZero Ice-Cycle Looper Micro Guitar Pedal

Looping can get messy. So, having a compact, easy-to-use pedal can often be the more desirable option. The Ice-Cycle epitomises just that, with 10 minutes of recording time and unlimited overdubs providing a gigantic scope for your creative mind to wander. Its small size won’t take up much room on your pedalboard. And, with CD-quality audio, your loops will be heard with elite clarity wherever you go. One switch, and you’re good to go.

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Chase Bliss Audio Blooper Bottomless Looper

Chase Bliss Audio Blooper Bottomless Looper

If you want all the detailed features of an expansive loop station in a convenient pedal size, the Blooper Bottomless looper is the way to go. The clue is in the name; bottomless. Because, with 3 looping modes and 6 unique modifiers for warping audio, there truly is no limit to your creativity. Two channels mean you can switch between verse and chorus sections in swift fashion, making it an ideal choice for the live performer. And you can control every nuance with complete precision. Trust us, there are no rules with this iconic pedal.

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Keeley ECCOS Delay & Looper

Keeley ECCOS Delay & Looper

What’s better than one pedal? Two-in-one. And that’s exactly what you get with the Keeley ECCOS. Combine the ambient sound of a neo-vintage delay with the creative canvas of a loop station and explore the capabilities. A large scope for tone-shaping is provided with the integrated controls and stereo compatibility, along with tap tempo for consistent live performance. If you’re looking for more depth and dimension out of your loops, then the ECCOS is a no-brainer.

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Hotone Wally Plus Looper

Hotone Wally Plus Looper

The world’s smallest loop station. But don’t be fooled by its timid size, because the Wally Plus has much more to offer than meets the eye. Unlimited overdubs for up to 30 minutes of recording time allows you to quite literally record an entire set from your bedroom. Not to mention the 11 saveable loop banks for when you want to continue working on an idea at a later date. There’s even a USB output, which enables you to connect to your PC/Mac and import, export, and manage your saved loops. It’s a songwriter that fits in your pocket.

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Boss RC-30 Loop Station Looper

Boss RC-30 Loop Station Looper

Looking to take your loops to the next level? The RC-30 is the ultimate singer/songwriter loop station, so much so that it was used by Ed Sheeran himself. And it’s clear to see why. Compatible with both instruments and microphones, players can record anything from accompanying chords, to entire backing tracks and mixes to jam along with. The two tracks make it easy to perform entire songs live, alternating between differing sections. It’s a band in a box and, of course, it's tailored for the live performer with its robust design. It’s signature Boss.

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Boss RC-10R

Boss RC-10R Looper

The latest addition to the Boss collection – and a bold one at that. The RC-10R takes everything we love about the RC-1, and recreates it in a digital format for the modern performer. It’s loaded with over 280 preset rhythm styles taken from Roland’s V-Drums. So you can get a rhythm going, without having a drummer! The distinctive display of the RC-1 is featured for both tracks, keeping Boss’s no-nonsense approach intact. But make no mistake – this is possibly the most advanced looper on this list, its cutting-edge design has no doubt sparked a new generation in looping technology.

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Boss RC-505 Loop Station

Boss RC-505 Loop Station

One for the vocalists. The RC-505 stands apart from others on list due to its focus on vocal looping and harmony. Tailored to singers, beatboxers, and club performers, this intricate tabletop unit features five (yes, five) stereo tracks to experiment with, as well as a wide range of effects to colour your loops with. There are 85 rhythmic patterns and 99 phrase memories to store and recall your favourite loops instantly. Along with MIDI compatibility for use with PCs, smartphones, or even other instruments for the ever-evolving live performer.

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HeadRush Looperboard

HeadRush Looperboard

Okay. If you’re serious about looping, this is by far the most in-depth looper you’re ever likely to come across. So, what does it do? Well, what doesn’t it? Four tracks, 40 built-in FX, 300 preset loops – the list goes on. It features its own USB interface for effortless recording, as well as MIDI compatibility and 12 fully-customisable footswitches for you to explore. And it’s all controlled from a 7” touchscreen interface, presenting ultimate control of your sound right at your fingertips. Performing, songwriting, jamming – HeadRush simply does it all. You’d struggle to find any serious competition for it.

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Find Out More

Now that you're clued up, there are countless looper pedals to explore! So why not start your search for the magic of multi-layered performance?

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Posted on 27 Jul 2020 09:06 to category : Instruments News

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