on 6 March 2014
If you're serious about exploring your musical ability, buy one. With the unlimited overdubs and great sound quality of each, you can create some very unique textures and melodies and the possibilities are endless. This pedal will make you smile. I also think it's great as a ear training tool as you seem to feel yourself beginning to understand how music can work and what sounds good with what. Is it worth £60 more than the original? Thats up to you, however the options the X2 gives you with 1/2 speed, reverse, import/export are definitely pretty cool.
on 28 October 2015
Recomended by JustinGuitar.com (who I strongly recomend back for 'free' lessons) and is superb. Enables huge strides in learning, composing/constructing and performing. You can upload songs and backing tracks to one stereo channel (thanks JamTracks for sorting the free JamTracks which are superb especially the Jazzy Blues) so you can play along or slow them until mastered on the other track. You can just capture your noodling and then build the best ideas into multilayered tracks with bassline, chords etc. You can lay down a basic blues chord pattern and just go pentatonic crazy over the top. You can lay down more complex chord prgressions and really 'hear' as well as practice your modes. You can now do band practice without your band mates (or all parts if you have no mates!). Nothing has improved my play more than actually 'performing songs' rather than just practicing. Also you can record your basic dry sound (after any overdrive/booster used to colour the tone) and then can experiment with re-amping/effecting that signal to get your perfect set-up - somethign which does not go down well at band practice but can hugely effect the quality of your performance. And as stereo you can amp two channels seperately - lead and backing chords etc. It is an incredible tool.
But given so many DAWs out there where this really hits is its useability - it is true bypass so you can leave it on your pedal board all the time without sucking your tone. So its already there if you have an idea or you want to hear something back or want to practice something off an online lesson/track.
And it works via simple foot clicks - one tap to record, one to end recording, one to play back one to stop, one to overdub another part and a really useful one - to delete the last layer and re-do.
So this is something that you can actually use as part of your (bands) practice or as part of a live show without it getting in the way of that organic process.
Its well built, works and has good customer supprt (and at JamTracks too).
I think the X2 is definitely worth the few pounds more than the original and the bigger box and hence space on the pedal board for the more fail safe useability of the seperate footswitches. And then you have the USB link to upload or download your loops (and those of your band mates/ others / professional track producers/ your favourite songs) so that it becomes a great link between your computer and the outside world and your own creativity.
I don't know how I lived before my X2!!!
on 1 July 2014
At Last a looper pedal i can use easily .....simple to use a great playback sound ,,Im not very good Or patient with over complex guitar pedals i like them simple and that they do the job ,TC electronics have at made a suburb job of doing that with this looper pedal and its smaller version i add .I have already recommended this product to my guitar playing pals its really brilliant !!
on 21 March 2016
Really easy to use.
I bought this to help me practise. I can lay down a basic track and then sit and work through arpeggios, double stops, scales, whatever I'm working on, without annoying the hell out of another guitar player.
The track overlaying feature is nice and I imagine you could probably pull together a rough demo with this.
Just remember to record the longest track first, everything else has to fit within the time of the first layer.
I haven't used a looper before and to be fair I'm not the world's greatest guitar player but I've found this to be a great toy and great for helping me practise.