I see today that the Akai Headrush E2 Looper/Delay is on sale at Musician’s Friend for $169.00 (normally this pedal sells for $199). I’ve been looking at one of these for a long time and just haven’t pulled the trigger on it yet. This is particularly tempting right now…. Lots of bands that I like use this pedal Russian Circles and Arma Secreta just to name a couple. It’s a great looper, that you can send to multiple amps, etc.
Here is the official description of the Akai Headrush E2:
The Akai E2 Headrush Delay/Looper Pedal picks up where the award-winning E1 left off. This stompbox brings together 16-bit digital delay with times from 0.5ms to an astonishing 35 seconds, tape echo simulations with 4 separate heads, and a looping recorder in one convenient effects pedal.
In addition to offering digital and analog-type delay sounds, user-selectable delay options allow for maximum control of signal output. There are several realtime interval and level adjustment selections as well as feedback level for repeats.
Headrush can also simulate a 4-head analog tape echo machine and it is possible to set the spacing between the virtual heads to create complex multiple delays and repeats. The outputs of each of the virtual heads appear on individual outputs for ultimate flexibility when used with an external mixing console.
The looping mode allows you to record and overdub layer after layer of sound in real time making Headrush an unbelievable live performance tool.
Depending upon which mode is selected, the left switch controls the on/off and play/stop functions while the right switch sets the tap delay time or recording and overdub options. The LED display indicates which effect is in use and blinks in time showing the delay time selected.
I found this video demonstrating this pedal. I liked this video.. instead of some mathy riffage locked in a loop, it’s something a little lighter. I also wrote a post about this in the past, with additional videos if you’re still looking for what this pedal can do.
This video was posted by dsampayo: