Just bought an Echoplex Digital Pro Plus for $599 through MF

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  1. James Knox

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    Guess I won't be needing the Rang III I have been waiting for anymore...

    Anybody else pick one of these up? Seems like a killer deal. Even if they are soon discontinued, it is a lot of looping power for $600.
     
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    They are awesome, but the memory architecture is horribly dated. You only get 16MB (3 minutes), and there are no usable options for saving/restoring loops (there is a very slow MIDI dump).

    3 minutes sounds like a lot, but when you split it up among multiple loops, it isn't so much, and you need extra memory for the undo capability.

    I was hoping to replace mine with the Timefactor looper, but that still has a software glitch.
     
  3. GovernorSilver

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    Yes.

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=359171
     
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    I read a long time ago that you can do seamless loops with these..like when the loop "comes around" again there won't be any blip or break in the sound. Basically I want to do some ambient loops where I don't have to fade in but can have a constant sound going in the back ground and this is impossible with every looper I've had so far. Is this a feature of the echoplex?
     
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    You can do that with a Boomerang but you have to learn how to hit the button at the right moment to make it sound "seamless".. It just takes practice.

    Jeff
     
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    Yes...
     
  7. James Knox

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    OK - I received it, hooked it up and and am currently surfing the learning curve!

    THis thing sounds amazing - does not screw with your tone at all. I love the feel of the soft switches. Bye bye RC2!

    I will still am curious about the Rang3 - but with this purchase I might be done with looper gas...
     
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    Hey James - Just chimed in on your other thread.. Too bad Splatt was finally driven off by the HC hordes - Guy's great musician & a phenomenal resource for all things loop related. You might find some helpful info at his site/forum.

    How's it going w/the EDP?? It is *outdated* by today's (and yesterday's) standards, but I'd love to get my hands on one someday! And a TC 2290 as well.. Only offers 8 seconds of loop time, but what a glorious 8 seconds they are. I still don't see how I'll ever use the entire 16 1/2 minutes provided by the new BOSS loop stations!!

    Compared to my first looper/sampler, the ancient DigiTech PDS-8000, the Gibson~Oberheim's still state-of-the-art! The PDS8000 doesn't even allow you to establish a "stop-start" point, so you more or less have to let the pedal play you! And like just about every other looper out there, it's got it's own little quirks & tricks that just can't be found anywhere else - It's on my (big) board to this day:RoCkIn
     
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    +1 I got an AEDP not too long ago and have had a boomerang + for a while before that. The EDP is definitely more powerful and IMO a bit more transparent & better sound quality. But it does have its limitations as you said.

    The boomerang is more plug & play, and does what it does great.
     
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    The EDP is still the reigning badass looper, as far as I'm concerned
     
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    I got mine but it didn't come with a chord for the pedal. What chord do you need with this? The packing job by Gibson for this effect was terrible.

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
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    A standard guitar cord is all that is needed.

    Best looping device I've ever had the pleasure of playing with. I love mine.

    David
     
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    Thanks for the info David..

    Jeff
     
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    absolutely...you can also redefine the 'start' point on the fly as well, which works well for ambient loops. want just a section of it to play backwards or an octave down? oh yeah, can do that too.
     

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