Boss has unveiled the next generation of their looping stations with the RC-5 and RC-500, each featuring the company’s latest technology. Both pedals feature 57 onboard rhythms, 99 phrase memories for storing loops, backlit displays, and more.
Electro-Harmonix has expanded their line of looper pedals with the 1440 Stereo Looper. The new unit allows for 1,440 seconds (24 minutes) or stereo recording time with the ability to store 20 loops.
TC Electronic has expanded its line of Ditto looper pedals with the Ditto+. The new generation of looper expands the Ditto’s simple format with new features like 99 loop slots, 60 minutes of record time, and an Extend Loop mode.
Kovaluu has just released its first smartphone app called Beats and Loops, which combines a drum machine with a looper. Most interesting is its “virtual pedal” feature, which allows you to trigger the drum machine and loops with your foot.
YouTube and other online video sources have become a major source of information for musicians. Utility Design has announced a new piece of equipment to make utilizing online videos more streamlined.
After two years of development, Keeley Electronics has set a release date for its Eccos Delay/Looper pedal. Originally announced at the 2018 NAMM Show, the new pedal will launch on the first day of the upcoming NAMM Show on January 16, 2020.
Audibotics has announced the PlayX, which they call the “world’s first and only smart audio platform.” The device is open for use to any instrument in a variety of settings.
MXR has unveiled a new pedal called the Clone Looper. The minimalist design has two footswitches to toggle between recording and play/stop, but that doesn’t reflect all of its capabilities.
Boss has expanded its looping pedals with the RC-10R Rhythm Loop Station pedal, which the company says is designed for in-the-moment music creation. It has 280 built-in rhythms with song structures and separate parts.
Singular Sound has expanded its product lineup with a new looper pedal called The Aeros Loop Studio. The unit is a six-track stereo looper that has a touch-enabled screen, hands-free mixing, and simultaneous parallel and sequential looping.
Chase Bliss Audio has introduced the MOOD, which is a two-channel granular micro-looper and delay pedal. The new stompbox is also a collaboration with three options for how the channels are internally routed.
Headrush has announced the Looperboard, a looping device that utilizes a quad-core DSP system with a 7-inch touch interface. It also offers “a generous set of audio input and outputs.”