How to use a looper pedal with acoustic guitar

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In this video Andy walks through everything you need to know to get started using a looper pedal with acoustic guitar.

We start with the absolute basics, then we look at just some of what is possible for beginners and advanced players alike when we use a looper pedal with acoustic guitar.

Which looper pedal is right for you?

I recommend getting started with a simple one button looper pedal. This is cheapest option that also has all the features and functions to follow everything in this course.

See some links to recommended one button looper pedals below;

TC Electronic Ditto Looper

Boss RC-1 Loop Station

Beyond one button loopers, there are countless options on the market. All that matters is to get one that has the specific features you need. Some useful features to look out for (only if they apply to you!);

  • Jam track/ drum track capabilities (though amps such as the Positive Grid Spark offer these built in already!)
  • Multiple inputs on separate channels - needed to record and loop vocals or multiple instruments that can be brought in and out
  • Export loops - Useful if you want to save any cool loops you make. Transfer audio files to your computer via usb etc

The super advanced option is to loop via a laptop with Ableton and have complete control over your loops with a trigger pad. We won't be going anywhere near this on this course, but that is where this kind of thing can lead to and it's very cool!

The super advanced option is to loop via a laptop with Ableton and have complete control over your loops with a trigger pad. We won't be going anywhere near this on this course, but that is where this kind of thing can lead to and it's very cool!

Some useful links to start looking at more advanced loopers;

Boss Looper Station range (official website)

TC Electronic looper range (official website)

Complete guide to looper pedals (Andertons official website guide)

Next Up: 5 quick tips when using a Looper Pedal

Well done! Let's jump into the next lesson of the course.

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