I’ve been a fan of loopers for a while now. I really enjoyed working on my little ambient solo project, something I want to pursue again when things settle down a bit. For that project, I experimented with Line 6 DL 4, Boss RC-3, but finally ended up with the Boomerang Phrase Sampler. Even though the Boomerang ‘appears’ more complex, in the end, it was actually much simpler to use. I’m a big believer in simplicity – don’t get me started about knobby delay pedals, so when I saw the TC Electronic Ditto Looper, it got my attention.
Here we have the ultimate in simplicity. One knob. One footswitch. Small enclosure. What?
Features that I thought they paid attention to – true bypass and analog dry-through. That’s was one of my biggest beefs with the Boss RC-3, it was noisy and I felt it colored my tone too much. The unit can store up to 5 minutes of loops. There no click tracks/USB ports, etc. You can perform undo/redo functions with long presses with footswitch. Unfortunately you have to do the double click to stop. Another feature I didn’t like on the RC-3. Hopefully, they’ll include a external jack that will allow additional function switches (ie: Skull Taps), but can’t see how they’ll be able to do that and maintain the small enclosure.
Here is a great video that explains the Ditto Looper by tcelectronic: