Looping devices with foot controller option
Old 21st June 2013
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Looping devices with foot controller option

I just purchased the Korg Wavedrum Global Edition and found out I need a looping device so I can use it playing loops together with my drumkit.
I will also use it to record vocals and synths etc.

I was really interested in the Boss rc-300, but found out about the rc-505.
The problem with the rc-505 (love the faders and 5 channels), as far as I understand, is that you can not arm a sample track for recording with the a midicontroller as for instance Behringer's
FC 1010. You have to go through the menu. I also got a Kaoss Pad 3, but it is not possible to record samples through midi.

For me it is important that I have a looper that I can arm and record with without using my hands at all.

Does anyone know about a solution for this?
Old 21st June 2013
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Most looper pedals are made for hands-free recording. Just stomp on a pedal to record and stomp again to stop recording. You can usually set them up to record in either of two ways: 1) arm it so it will begin recording the moment you start playing, 2) recording begins immediately when you step on the pedal.

The Boss RC-20XL and Digitech Jamman Stereo both function this way. I'd assume that all other Boss floor looper pedals do the same. Have you checked to see if Boss offers a recording trigger footswitch for their new desktop looper?
Old 21st June 2013
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Thank you for the tips.
I know about those controller and they are of course great options.

It seems like the RC-505 is more up my alley.
But I can not use it without a fully working foot controller.

Just sent a mail to the Boss support regarding RC-505 and foot controllers.
Old 24th June 2013
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Thank you for the tips.
I know about those controller and they are of course great options.

It seems like the RC-505 is more up my alley.
But I can not use it without a fully working foot controller.

Just sent a mail to the Boss support regarding RC-505 and foot controllers.
You can download the manual for the RC-505 from the Roland US site. I was interested in this product also so I have been taking a look at it. Like many Roland manuals it kind of sucks. Reading the manual, it looks like you have the choice of using an expression pedal or 2 foot switches for an assignable control. This seems weird since there are 5 real time loopable tracks yet only up to 2 foot switch controls. I don't get this and I don't understand why there wasn't a separate set of jacks for a control pedal and up to 5 foot switches.
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