I haven’t been excited about a looper pedal in a long time. There was a time where I was all about the loopers, and to create songs with real time looping is totally great. But over the last years, I’ve been playing actively in a band – and I’ve always struggled using loopers with drummers. Either the drummer is off, or I’m off when I set the loop, etc. That’s why I’ve always been super impressed with bands like Russian Circles, Minus the Bear, etc that can pull it off on a regular basis.
This morning, I saw a video by TC Electronic talking about their new pedal – Ditto Jam X2. It’s not out yet, but this looper is going to be a game changer in the band situation. Why? Because it has “intelligent tempo detection”! This will adjust the loop BPM to match the tempo! Now, when working on a loop for an intro, etc.. it can adjust. This is done with an internal mic on the pedal, but also has the ability to connect a clip on mic (where you can mount it to a snare drum, etc). Check out this video:
Mind blowing. I don’t know about the release date. And I don’t know about the pricing. I’ll be sure to post about this when I learn more. Let me know what you think by commenting below!