Loop pedal and drum pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Stagelab, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. Stagelab


    Dec 26, 2015
    Brooklyn, NY
    Any recommendations on a loop pedal and a drum pedal each under $200?

    also trying to understand the differences between the beatbuddy and the beatbuddy mini 2.
  2. Some loopers (like the Boss Loop Station RC-3 -- probably earlier models as well) have a drum machine built in. Not as well sounding and easily programmable, but depending on your needs/ambitions it may do the trick.

    Can't help you with those Beatbuddies...
  3. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003

    TC Electronic Ditto looper
    Mooer Micro Drummer

    Both should be around $80.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2020
  4. Mosfed


    Apr 21, 2013
    Washington DC
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    I think if he doesn’t get an all in one unit like the Boss RC series, he needs to get midi sync as it will be basically impossible to get his loops synced to the best.
  5. Stagelab


    Dec 26, 2015
    Brooklyn, NY
    can you explain more about the need for midi sync?

    Aside from using a drum pedal for live performance I’d like the option to run the drums into my DAW and use the tracks for recording.
  6. jwr


    Jun 28, 2010
    Overland Park, KS
    Honestly, I have yet to find a good sounding drum pedal. I've tried a ton of them too. I'm thinking about getting one of those acoustic ones you tap with your foot while you play. It's basically just a kick drum but they sound cool. Most loopers I've owned have some type of drum in them (I have a Digitech Jamman SOLO X1, and a Boss RC 50, and I've owned a bunch of others as well). They are good for using just to keep timing right, but I don't like the way they sound personally. Same goes for the Beat Buddy, but honestly I just didn't want to do all the work on that one. So....not sure if you'd like it.

    The RC 50 is higher in price than what you asked for but I love it personally. I wish it had more options but it's good enough right now.
  7. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    The drums on the RC-10R sound really, really good, and it serves both looper and drum machine purposes. It can be a little clunky in spots but it's really fun overall.
  8. Gibson Victory

    Gibson Victory Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2019
    Beat Buddy is a more deluxe version of the Mini. Have been using mine for like a couple months. It is really nice. Was a bit of a learning curve for an old guy, but I hung in there and figured it out. Their web site might be able to explain the differences better. Also have a Boss RC-300?, the big one. Quite the unit but not cheap. Has drums in it, tracks,etc. Both are more than most people would want to spend on such things, but they are very nice.
  9. McTred


    Apr 2, 2012
    I've got the big beat buddy and love it. I haven't even taken the time to download anything... It's just fun out of the box.

    I've been searching for the right looper. I think I'm resigned to the fact that I'm going to be laying out cash for a Pigtronix Infinity.