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Looper for Practice - RC-3 or Jamman Solo?

geodr

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Trying to decide on a looper for practice, not live performance. Want to store multiple loops, so simple loopers like Ditto and Jamman Express are out. Features look pretty similar on these two, dunno if 16 vs 24 bit matters, and 100 storage slots (on RC-3) is enough. Is auto-quantize better on one than the other? Are rhythm patetrns on one better than the other? Is Jamman solo (not XT) a good option if I don't need stereo or ability to connect to other jamman pedals? Thanks for any opinions.
 

Rockerduck

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I've had the Jam man solo and Ditto and RC-3. I like the RC-3 the best. Easy to record and overdub and erase. 3 hrs record time and 99 loops is a no brainer.
 

Fuzzr

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I'd go with the RC all the way. Ease of use and great sound quality.
 

TheKermitC

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incase you want to set a verse chorus structure (using multiple presets arranged in order) using a footswitch) ....RC3 cant do that .there is a lag .. jamman solo can do that flawlessly as long as you hit the "next" footswitch 2 or 3 seconds early!!!!
 

RockinRob

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i have been looking for a looper myself. retired from giigging a few years ago and looking for more ways to amuse myself at home. Been eyeing the pigtronix infinity but it aint cheap. seems like the loopers are either too basic and missing some important details or too advanced with stuff i'd never use.
 

Seance

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incase you want to set a verse chorus structure (using multiple presets arranged in order) using a footswitch) ....RC3 cant do that .there is a lag .. jamman solo can do that flawlessly as long as you hit the "next" footswitch 2 or 3 seconds early!!!!
If you get a new Boss Rc-3, or get the updated firmware then there is no lag.


If you have an older RC-3 you can check your firmware by following
these instructions:
http://www.roland.com/support/article/?q=downloads&p=RC-3&id=62081892

Boss fixed the time lag in firmware update version 1.30 (I think).
They are now up to firmware update version 1.40.

When I first got the RC-3, the time lag frustrated me. But now that
the problem has been fixed, it covers all my looper needs.
 

BluesHarp

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Bump.

( As far as single pedal sized loopers that will record and save your loops. )

Whats better? The Boss Rc-3 or the JamMan Solo XT Stereo?

Most importantly, which one preserves your dry through tone the best?
 

TheKermitC

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incase you want to set a verse chorus structure (using multiple presets arranged in order) using a footswitch) ....RC3 cant do that .there is a lag .. jamman solo can do that flawlessly as long as you hit the "next" footswitch 2 or 3 seconds early!!!!

please refer to comments above ...if you are looking to preserve your tone .. I would go with the ditto .. for all other features listed above.. the Jamman solo/stereo
 

dedekind

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RC3 is great. It's not analog dry through, or at least I don't think it is.. but I don't care about that, specially for practice. Great features, easy to use.. you can also add up to two external footswitches to make things even easier (like stopping with a single stomp, or moving through phrases).
 

BluesHarp

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Im using the Rc-3 very last in line and I have never had a complaint about its tone and buffer. Perhaps they took more time with it
( being a looper/recording device ) and made it with a great buffer. I would say they did, other wise I wouldnt keep it.

I like the idea that the Dittox2 is analog through.. I also like the idea that the jamman solo is 24 bit. ( for higher headroom and quality )
But that said, im not un-happy with the rc-3. Ive owned the small ditto but needed it to save the loops, so it got sold.

Really, whats better on the RC-3 VS the JamMan solo looper?
 






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