TC Electronic Ditto Looper
"The TC Electronic Ditto Looper is an exceptionally clean looper, and records even multiple parts very effectively. The fact that it is so small is a plus, in that it makes it quite easy to place it in your pedal board (or even in your guitar case) for easy transport. It accesses the standard 9v line from most pedal boards, and is built ruggedly, no flimsy plastic parts to break.
It will take a little practice to get used to, in that aside from the normal recording of the parts you are playing, the trick is to learn when to press the pedal in order to stop the loops. A single press enables you to record yet another pass, but to stop the loops you press the pedal twice quickly. To erase the loops, a quick press followed by a longer press (and hold) does the trick. But this can be something that requires a little practice. Most people start recording on beat one of the measure for a typical pass, so it works effectively to press twice and hold coming up to the measure you are ending on, if you want to erase the loop. Two quick presses stops the loop for later access. But you can easily find yourself recording yet another pass, and actually have a little trouble stopping the unit from playing the loops at first, something that having two pedals to work with is an aid to. The other thing to watch is should you find yourself not needing the loop you recorded, it is easy to have the first chord sound when you press the pedal, and sometimes that is a problem especially when moving on to another section of the song where the chords from the loop are not going to work. However, these aspects are quickly averted if you work with the unit, and give yourself a little time to get familiar with the setup. You will arrive at a place where you are able to control the looper, and what at first seems like an involved process becomes quite easy to manage. Again, this looper is very clean, and that makes it a real plus in running one, say, for vocals (from the send/return on your mixer) and one for your guitar or keyboard. As the price is about a third of the price you would pay for the larger units, this is a real deal. So, in summary, the Ditto is a wonderful little looper, and you just need to learn a little fancy footwork in order to unleash the possibilities!"