TC Electronic Ditto Looper
An amazingly simple looper made by guitarists - for guitarists.
Ditto Looper is the looper you try once and love for life. TC Electronics have taken all that is good about loopers, trimmed away all the non-essential, mood-killing tech hoopla an... read more
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SmAllmighty looper ! I owned a Boss RC3 and sold it two days after buying it. Not because it was a bad pedal, but mostly because i needed a straight looper with no other functionalities than looping. And that's the main reason i bought the Ditto looper : easy to use, small enclosure (fits any pedalboard)... I use mine for practice and also in live situations with my band. Great pedal !
I would give it 4 stars, but I gave it 5 and here's why:
This pedal it's one of the best purchases I've ever made. It's simple and precise. Tap, rec. Double tap, stop. Tap, play. Tap again, record again. Dub, dub, dub, done. Double tap and hold, erase. You can seriously get that down in one sit with this cat. The only, and I mean ONE AND ONLY, thing I have to say about DITTO is that I'd like for it to have an option of overdubbing right after you finish your first round. For example: I do a base for an intro and I'd like to record the intro solo that enters on the very first beat of the base, that I can't do. There's at least a second of delay after you can press it again to record the first overdub. Then you have to wait for the whole base to finish the loop and start the recording from the first beat again. Outside of that, it's just perfect! Ah, and since it's so small I decided to take off the volume knob, I kept kicking it by mistake on the berserk of a solo and screaming the looped base over my lead or practically muting it outta nowhere, it just solved it right away.
No frills, amazing quality
I bought this to up my bedroom playing game.
Let me tell you, it was the best $99 I've ever spent on equipment! Layering stuff has really really improved my rhythm playing etc. and it's been great for layering synth bits (especially on mono ones!)
The interface is crazy intuitive and didn't take long to get used to. While this thing doesn't have many features, it does everything really well. The true bypass is fantastic, and the output quality is great...it's better than some loopers I've used in the past.
I highly recommend this little dude!
Useful and Simple
It's intuitive 1-switch-1-knob interface is the best you'd want in live and rehearsal situations. Couldn't be more simple to use and fits any pedalboard. Perfect tool for power trios, composing and studying. Only downside: Can't store - I mean, you record, it's stored and it has ram to keep it stored for the next time you plug your pedalboard. What you can't do is record more than 1 loop and switch between them - You have to re-loop everytime you go to a different melody/song. Not a problem, just a characteristic: It is a step on, no frills and gadgets looper.
Good pedal, if it works
Don't get me wrong, this pedal is actually pretty amazing. It's simple, compact, and relatively cheap. Great for practicing or bedroom jamming, and it'll most likely fit on your pedalboard due to its size. However, TC seems to have a spotty record with its QC. Many users reported that the switch inside broke, the ditto was bricked for no reason or it just simply stopped working, me included. I was very disappointed by the QC of TC as this was a very good pedal, but if you can get a relatively good deal on a ditto I'd say pull the trigger on it.
budget price with non-budget quality
if youre thinking about getting a simple looper this is the one to get!!! personally i hate the jam man looper and i almost never used it because it was kinda more trouble than it was worth but the ditto is freaking awesome. its everything you need and nothing you don't.
Good things come in small packages.
I had a Boss RC-3 as my first loop station. Great pedal. But what I really noticed was that the main use I made of this pedal was putting it in my suitcase traveling around or in small gigs playing alone. So I realized that lightness and smallness were a plus, and I went to this Ditto Mini Looper.
A fantastic simple looper
A pedal that really is a TC Electronic masterpiece.
Positives: The simple interface means it is unlikely to be confused and in addition, the addition on a USB allows you to store loops on a computer to play back, a handy tool for live use.
Negatives: There are a few negatives but really it isn't the end of the world especially for a pedal of this size. One would be the way in which you pause the loop. The double press of the footswitch could be a challenge but in a practice context it doesn't matter. The other issue would be a lack of the comforts of other loopers such as fade outs and overdubs beginning at the start of the loop. These again are just wishful thinking for a looper of this size.
Overall, I would recommend this pedal for just doing the simple thing you want, looping. Nothing more, nothing less.
Lovely for beginners
A very limited looper pedal, but great for beginners or someone who doesn't need something too fancy. However, if you're merely exploring, I wouldn't recommend buying a new one or buying one at all if you can help it. Borrow a friends or otherwise avoid. If you have as much fun as I did, you'll soon crave the ability to save your loops or line up loops together.
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An amazingly simple looper made by guitarists - for guitarists.
Ditto Looper is the looper you try once and love for life. TC Electronics have taken all that is good about loopers, trimmed away all the non-essential, mood-killing tech hoopla and ended up with a looper that is intuitive, tons of fun, sounds great and doesn't break the bank.
Its 'one knob' button may seem like a minimalist approach, but all the essentials are there: record, undo/redo, stop and erase are all accessed via different foot-commands that always make sense, whether you are building loops, changing from one part to the next (we're looking at you, live performers) or adding layers to a song. Tone quality should still always be priority number one so that's why the loops produced are in 24 bit uncompressed high quality audio.
Make looping as easy as 1-2-3. No hassle or needlessly complicated stuff, Ditto Looper is boiled down to the essentials and makes control intuitive yet flexible, so guitarists can focus on what matters most: playing and performing. You press once to record, press once again to play the loop. Press once to add another layer of sounds (something you can keep repeating until you run out of ideas). You press and hold to Undo a layer and press and hold again to Redo. Press twice to stop, after which you can press and hold to clear the loop.
The Ditto Looper has a ton of great features aside from its simple layout and controls. It provides 5 minutes of looping time which is more than you'll ever need and unlimited overdubs. It has an ultrasmall footprint and takes up almost zero space on your pedal board, saving you precious realestate. It's great for quickly getting rid of parts you aren't feeling, but it's been found that many people actually use this to change parts during live performance, say from verse to chorus Ditto works great in either scenario. The single knob allows you to set the level of your loops as a subtle background or a mindblowing performance.
In addition the Ditto Looper always let's your ˜dry sound' pass without ever converting it to digital, keeping your original tone just that original and purely as you intended it coming through with zero latency. And when it's bypassed, it's REALLY off. The Ditto Looper also stores your loops when you power down or disconnect the power plug. This means absolutely zero worries, as the music you've created stays stored and is ready to go when you need it whether you're just jamming on ideas, rehearsal, live performance or studio.
Note: Power supply sold separately.
- The guitar player's looper - made for guitarists by guitarists
- Dirt simple looping - and nothing but looping
- True bypass and Analog-Dry-Through
- 5 minutes of looping
- Undo / Redo function
- Unlimited overdubs
- 24-bit uncompressed high quality audio
- Ultra-small footprint, requires 9V DC adapter (sold separately)*
- *Please note that Ditto Looper has no battery compartment, and you cannot connect a USB power supply to the USB port. A conventional power supply is required for operating this product.