TC Electronic Ditto
TC Electronic looper pedal Ditto, five minutes loop time, unlimited overdubs, undo and redo functions, true bypass and analog-dry-through, tidy extremely intuitive user interface, designed for guitarists by guitarists, extremely compact design, uncompromising sound quality, uncompressed 24 bit, separately available AC adapter: # 108096 (not included), no battery operation.
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I had to get one!
This little box is magical! One button, one knob! And let's face it, nobody needs more than one knob!
The sound is as clean or as dirty as you want to make it. The extra layers/loops do not degrade the sound.
The intensity of the loop is up to you, anything from a dominant metal riff to a whispy background strum.
I particularly like it with an acoustic guitar (with piezo). I tap out a rhythm on the body of the guitar and shout in the sound hole... it all comes out on the loop!
Even the most basic player... and that's me... can add simple bass line or three chord tune on loops and solo over it.
No negatives with this (although it's a pity it's too small to have a 9v battery option).
If you're only going to own one pedal... then this is the one!
TC Electronic Ditto with Double Bass
The Ditto excels in every aspect that I was hoping it would. My previous experience with a looping pedal was with a Boss RC-20. I liked that pedal for the most part but I sold it for two reasons. 1: It was too large to permanently stay on my pedal board and 2: I felt that it altered the tone of my bass. So these two factors were what I was looking for in the Ditto. I was not disappointed. The size is obviously a big selling point, but the tone coming through the pedal is the clincher for me. Another bonus is that, because I used it first with my double bass, I found that it has a high input impedance, meaning that I did not need to place a piezo buffer in front of it. This is a very useful feature for me.
As for the looping functions - the simplicity is a huge selling point too. Some might think that it has too few features, but I give it five starts because the simplicity of the features is what attracted me to it. The Boss RC-20, whilst brilliant in it's ability to store what you've previously recorded, was simply more than I needed. No fault of Boss there. The Ditto just stores what you are currently looping. Disconnect the pedal and the loop is gone. I'm 100% fine with that. The only knob on the Ditto is to control the volume of the recorded loop - this is a very useful feature in my opinion as that really is the only parameter I want to have control of.
So, all in all it's a great product and absolute value for money.
The most fun you can have alone with your guitar
The pedal is totally straightforward to use and within about 1 minute of opening the box and setting it up, you're playing and jamming with yourself and playing your favourite solos over your rhythm guitar.
The only slight inconvenience is that you can't use a battery to power this pedal, but it takes most kinds of external power supply, so you're pretty likely to have something lying around that you can use without having to buy a new one.
What you can't get from reading the pedal's description, is the idea of how much endless fun you can have with this pedal. After the fun idea wears off (hasn't for me yet, but might in 20-30 years possibly) you can still use this pedal for more serious practice, but you still go back to remembering that it's fun and you can instantly jam with yourself anytime you want.
Oh and please remember, this pedal is FUNNNNN.
Teeny Thing Packs Huge Punch!
Simple clicky-on and clicky-off operation makes it usable even by bassists, but it does take practice to get your loops correct and I found stopping the loop a challenge at first, as there is only the one footswitch.
As an introduction to looping, you cannot do better than the TC Electronic Ditto looper and it provides outstanding value for money.
Buy it and the only thing that will disappoint you is your terrible timing. :D
Good pedal, wish it had an extra button
First, the good:
- the sound of this thing is clear and dare I say it, perfect. There is no difference in quality whether I use it or have it disconnected completely
- the build quality is excellent. Solid, beautiful, that button is clicky and cool.
- small! This thing is tiny which of course adds to the awesomeness.
- very fun. Jamming is natural and very easy to get into.
Well, now the bad.
- One button. I know it looks clean and saves space but it is soooo difficult to operate during a show for this reason: tap to record and tap to playback is great and natural but if you want to stop it you need to double tap and that does not come natural at all. Also, if you don't manage to delete the loop on first try, you might end up starting a loop again before it deletes which is dreadful in a live show.
To sum up, great pedal but ultimately made for a guitarist with their feet free and more suited for home/studio practice than live shows
|sales unit||1 piece|
|available since||March 2013|
|in this category||Rank 6|
|at thomann.de||Rank 755|
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