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 #89811  by jx2638
 Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:07 pm
Looks like it's been a couple of years since this was discussed and wondering if there's any new advice/info/suggestions on looping pedals. Although I have little use for the fx, amp modeling, etc., I was drawn to the DigiTech RP155, a $99 multi-fx pedal with a 20 second looper...although I've read complaints about not being able to use the built-in drum tracks behind your loops. Any info appreciated. Thanks.
 #89812  by jackr
 Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:32 pm
Take a look at the digitech Jamman. It has a memory card that you can put hours of loops on and call up when you need them. Very simple to use too.
 #89822  by
 Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:20 am
+1 for jamman. i have the older one with the two pedal setup. very easy to use. hours of fun...
 #89824  by jx2638
 Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:00 am
I've read that the JamMan Solo comes with 9 drum/rhythm guide tracks built in...but they're not much more than a metronome. Is it possible to download more sophisticated drum samples from the computer to the Jamman?
 #89825  by
 Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:24 am
i'm pretty sure you can put tracks on the memory card but haven't got that far into it. maybe someone else can help with that end of it. i basically lay down rythym and jam over it.
 #89828  by drewfx
 Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:54 am
I have the Jamman Stereo.

You can upload/download loops to/from the computer, where you can import/export them as standard audio files. And with 99 loops (plus 99 more on a card and a mic input), it's not only a looper, but also a "simple recorder/idea pad" - if you come up with something cool, you can record it with a few taps of your foot and save it to your computer.

The manuals and SW can be downloaded from their web site if you want to take a closer look.
 #89838  by Chutley
 Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:09 am
I also have the Jamman Stereo, and really enjoy it - easy to use, sturdy, lots of memory. It has more features than I'll probably ever use from a looper. The only downside in my mind was the price - a little steep, but I'm happy I bought it.