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Ditto Looper?

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I'm not much of a looping guy, but I'm doing acoustic gigs with a female singer who doesn't play an instrument.

I need something that works easy and I can add parts for adding/ doubling the guitar and using it for solo's etc.

I guess are there any down sides to using it?
 

Snare227

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I think it's a great practice/writing tool, but personally I find it just a little too simplistic with only one switch for live work. I've seen a deluxe version is coming out with added features that includes a stop switch, which I would find very helpful if I were using it live.
 

Madsen

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i've had mine for a few months & still have a cheat sheet propped up, but it works well & sounds good.
i'm more accurate with my Akai Headrush E2 & it's loop mode gives me less to think about while playing.
 

GLinks

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The Ditto X2 is out already. I saw it at GC yesterday. Might pick one up this weekend as I'm looperless at the moment.
 

MogwaiBoy

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The main things I love about my Ditto are the 1) size and 2) sound quality compared to my JamMan Stereo and Timeline looper.

The main thing I DON'T love about the Ditto is that once you finish recording a loop you have to goto Playback mode before you can engage Overdub mode... there's no auto Overdub mode on playback - so it's very difficult to get ambient loops to sound seamless.
 
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Thanks guys I really like the small form factor. I could definitely use it as a jam tool.

Is the new one easier to use?
 

MogwaiBoy

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Define easier? There's more switcheroos and features so that could be considered as being more complicated. It has a dedicated Stop button and the auto-overdub mode (that I wish the Ditto had) though, plus reverse/halfspeed.

With regards to form factor, the Ditto X2 is in a completely different ballpark. So if size is a big factor, then consider the difference...

 

petty1818

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I was having a lot of fun with my Ditto Looper (only tried it twice) but now it's malfunctioning. I was going to try the ditto looper x2 but I might try something else.
 

trwigg

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If you get one that actually works they may be ok but I bought one, it didn't work properly so I sent it back for a replacement, the new didn't work either, done with their unreliable stuff. You want a good looper get a Boomerang III and be done with all the posers, just my .02.
 

dshobe

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OP, look into the Digitech Jamman Express XT as well.

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MogwaiBoy

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Reading so many quality complaints about TC products lately. What the heck's going on with them?

I've had no troubs whatsoever with my Polytune Mini and Ditto. Both have really nice soft touch switches. *touches wood*

Hmmmm, touching wood....
 

Axis29

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I recently picked up a Ditto for practice. It works okay. Had it about a week, messed with it a couple of times, and so far it's worked well.

I had a Jamman Solo.... Which was more than I needed and difficult to deal with. The big complaint, the throw on the switch and trying to remember all the combinations of switch pushes to get it to do what I wanted.

My buddy has a Boomerang and it seems to just be better all around. The switches are probably better than the GC or Digitech and the separate loops thing seems like a better thing. You can start with a short scratch loop to set the speed, then drop it out later.


My biggest difficulty with the Jamman was probably doing the tap tempo thing.... Boy if it wasn't just right.

The Ditto, my biggest complaint is that you have to start with the longest part of your song and time it just right at start and end, or you have to do the whole thing over again.

I know a lot of this is or tic end I'll keep working with what I got... But, maybe eventually, I will end up with a boomerang. Out of the two, JM and Ditto, the Ditto definitely works better for what I wanted... Simple loops to practice over.
 

nic'o'caster

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I have had various loopers. I'll keep the ditto for home practice because it's small and doesn't degrade the tone, but for live looping I'm faithful to the Boomerang III !
 






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