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Digitech 2120's Looper (was Re: DigiTech DigiDelay pedal--cool!)

I had upgraded my 2112 to a 2120 a while ago, but never played with its  
Looper function much.  Seemed kind of lame.  There was no documentation  
what so ever about it.  Well, I spent a little time with it a few days  
ago and it is *great*.  Worthy of a page on the LD site.  10 sec of  
mono looper with all sorts of cool effects like the ability to pitch  
shift your loop in real time via the pedal.  Controllable feedback.   
Yes that's right, you can control the feedback of the loop while your  
using it.  I was pretty blown away by how good the looper is  
implemented, yet how bad it seems to be implemented in other Digitech  
products.  Like the Loopstation or DD-20.  Mostly I get pissed because  
they seem to think feedback should be 100% on a looper.

Anyway, I'm going to play with it some more and perhaps give a detailed  
list of its features.  I can't believe I missed this gem of a looper  
right under my nose.

Mark Sottilaro

On Tuesday, August 5, 2003, at 07:11 AM, Don Makoviney wrote:

> My rig isn't here at the moment, so I can't speak on the reverse  
> delay. But I can speak regarding the sound mangling when cranking  
> knobs.
> It does the usual bending kinda sound when you turn, and fast turns  
> back and forth will yield a pretty cool warble with occasional chirps  
> - almost like squeaking sneakers on a basketball court, but down a  
> couple of octaves (if that makes sense. . .it does in my head > anyways).
> Also, the 4 second loop is stackable. But again it's only 4 seconds.  
> (Using Digitech's Audio DNA chips, so it's a 24 bit looper)
> You can read some more reviews of the pedal at Harmony Central:
> http://www.harmony-central.com/Effects/Data/DigiTech/ 
> X_Series_Digital_Delay-01.html
> Also GuitarGeek.Com:
> http://guitargeek.com/reviews/digitech_xdd_digidelay.php
> Thanks,
> Don Makoviney
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Douglas Baldwin [mailto:coyotelk@optonline.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 9:31 AM
> To: Relay; Looper's Delight
> Subject: Re: DigiTech DigiDelay pedal--cool!
> Gary wrote:
> > Just got this X-Series delay pedal from Zzounds (purchased thru the  
> LD
> > portal, natch) and find it to be great fun and probably musically
> > useful (the IRS appreciates that part).  4 seconds of looping delay,  
> a
> > wonderful reverse effect, battery powered and only $100!  Thumbs up  
> to
> > DigiTech on this one!
> Gary, can you describe the reverse effect a bit? I've been bummed that  
> the budget-level Boss pedals all have this reverse-plus-forward mix,  
> and I'm looking for one that responds like the older Boss pedal  
> (referred to as the Adrian Belew pedal by some). If I remember  
> correctly (and this could have been some dream fragment...) it  
> actually stored your sound and spit it back, backwards, when triggered  
> by your next sound. Your description of the DigiTech reverse function  
> - and any other details of this pedal (like its sound-mangling  
> qualities when you crank a knob while playing,
> fer'instance) - will surely be appreciated by all of us loopers on a  
> budget. Douglas Baldwin, coyote-at-large coyotelk@optonline.net