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Phrase Samplers/Loopers w/built-in drums?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by ric426, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. ric426

    ric426 In my defense, I was left unsupervised. Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    Are there any loopers besides the RC-50 that have decent built in drum patterns (variety of patterns, different time signatures)?
    I'm mainly looking for a tool that will let me lay down a drum pattern and basic grooves and progressions to practice over and while the RC-50 sounds like it'd do everything I'm looking for it's pricey for what I be doing.
    Would it be cheaper to get something like an SR-16 drum machine and a cheaper looper that would allow me to slave one off the other via MIDI?
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    The RC-2 does it and it's one of the cheapest loopers around.
  3. Swift713


    Dec 4, 2006
    Florence, Ma
    I'm pretty sure that like my RC-20, the RC-2 has essentially a metronome as opposed to a drum machine. However, the RC-20 lets you save up to 11 loops, which you can work off of, and which can be drum patterns from some other source. I think the RC-2 may have the same feature.
  4. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

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  5. Swift713


    Dec 4, 2006
    Florence, Ma
    Wow, I thought the RC-2 was the same as the RC-20 but with only one foot switch. I stand corrected.
  6. Swimming Bird

    Swimming Bird

    Apr 18, 2006
    Wheaton MD
    I haven't tried it, so can someone else answer whether or not they're basically metronome's? The RC-20xl has maybe ten (?) different metronome sounds, so this may be similar.

    OP, you're not gonna get any sort of midi control on a cheap looper so no slaving unless you spring for one that'll be good enough to have something like the RC-50's feature set anyway. Actually, the Boomerang gets you midi (there are a whole lot of other trade-offs here though), but it's in the same ball park as the RC-50, same price if you haggle.

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