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Looper

Audio Samples

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Looper Algorithm Controls
Mix [MIX]
Mix control between the Dry audio input and Looper playback.
Loop Max-Length [MAXLEN]
When the Loop is Empty, sets the Maximum allowed Loop Length. Note that audio recording quality is degraded at slower recording speeds (1/2X and 1/4X).
Loop Play-Start Point [START]
When a Loop is in memory, this sets the Loop Start Point from 0 ms (or beat 1 for Tempo Mode ON) to Loop Length. The Loop Play-Start Point is automatically set to 0 (or beat 1 for Tempo Mode ON) at the beginning of a new loop. Note that Catchup is always enabled to prevent the Start point from changing abruptly. When the Loop is Empty, this parameter is disabled.
Loop Play-Length [PLYLEN]
When a Loop is in memory, this sets the Loop Play-Length for playback that begins at the Loop Start Point. In other words, if a 12 second Loop is recorded and the Loop Start Point is set to 2 seconds and the Loop Length is set to 4 seconds, the recorded Loop will play from 2 seconds to 6 seconds into the 12 second Loop. The PlayLength value is automatically reduced in cases where the Play-Start Point moves past the currently set Play-Length. The Loop Play-Length is automatically set to Loop Length at the beginning of new loop. Note that Catchup is always enabled to prevent the end point from changing abruptly. When the Loop is Empty this parameter is disabled.
Loop Decay Rate [DECAY]
When dubbing you may want the original saved audio to persist as you add new sounds. Of course, indefinitely adding new signals will eventually result in ‘mud’ (the “Crayola” effect). The Decay Rate control allows the saved audio to fade as you dub new material. The Decay Rate is adjustable from 0% [DCY: 0] to 100% [DCY:100]. When set to 0%, the loop never decays. When set to 100% the previously saved audio decays completely each time through the loop when dubbing. In other words, the looped audio is only played once. The Loop Decay Rate control has no effect on normal Playback, only dubbing.
Dubbing Mode [DUB-MD]
The Dubbing Mode choices are: [D:LATCH] – ● toggles Dubbing ON/OFF. Dubbed audio is added to the looped audio. [D:PUNCH] – ● enables Dubbing while the footswitch is held. Dubbed audio is added to the looped audio. [D:REPL-L] – ● toggles Dubbing ON/OFF. Dubbed audio replaces looped audio. [D:REPL-P] – ● enables Dubbing while the footswitch is held. Dubbed audio replaces looped audio.
Playback Mode [PLY-MD]
Playback mode affects three actions of the Looper: the action when Recording reaches Max-Length, the action when Playing reaches the Play-Length, and the action of the ► switch
Varispeed Resolution [SP-RES]
decay of HIGH reverb, scales the [DECAY] time
Varispeed [SPEED]
When the Loop is Empty, the Speed control lets you select the record speed. A negative speed with Empty causes playback to automatically start in the Reverse direction after the loop is closed, either through a ► Play button press or the [AP:LOOP],[AP:RVDIR] settings on the Xnob / Playback Mode.
Filter [FILTER]
Controls the tone of the looped audio. Tone control filters are placed at both the input and output of the Looper. This allows you to control the tone of the audio that you’re recording and then independently control the tone on playback. Turning to the left cuts low frequencies and turning to the right cuts high frequencies. For flat response, set the knob to 12 o’clock.
Play
Play the current loop.
Output Level
At 0 the output level is unaffected. Increase the output level of the effect by up to 20 dB or lower by 30 dB.
TEMPO ON / TEMPO OFF
Tempo is turned ON/OFF on the H9 by simultaneously pressing the Right Footswitch and the PRESETS button. With Tempo OFF, tapping can be used to adjust delay parameter values (displayed as milliseconds or Hz). With Tempo ON, tempo is in BPM.
Record
Start and stop recording of a loop.
Stop
Stop the loop.
TAP
If Tempo is ON, the display indicates the current tempo in BPM (30 to 500 BPM) while tapping and the Tap LED will blink at the BPM rate. If Tempo is OFF, the display indicates the parameter value (milliseconds for most algorithms).