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Looper / Acoustic percussion option?


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I expect so. The looper will record everything - including silence - between the Start and Stop taps. Presumably your tapping will generate audio picked up by whatever mic or pickup your guitar is using.

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It is a vcery basic looper. Click to start record, click to stop and it starts playing automatically. I started to write some hints but I was just rewriting the manual. It's so basic it only takes up two pages in the manual. Pages 39-40. But if you've used a looper before, you probably don't need the manual very much.

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On 4/29/2024 at 9:58 AM, a6strng said:

Looking to be able to use the looper with my acoustic and record in the looper a percussive tapping on the guitar itself to create a beat. Is this possible?

Just to elaborate on what @brue58ski said. It’s a very basic looper. It will not recognize your tapping as any sort of beat, nor assign any resulting tempo. It will simply record the audio created by your tapping.

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Check this out. If this is the kind of thing you're talking about, it was done on the previous Line 6 modeler. The Helix has the same thing if not a little better. He did say he used a Boss DD-20 delay for some overdubs. I'm not sure how, but I think this demonstrates what  you want to do.

 

 

 

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On 4/29/2024 at 2:58 PM, a6strng said:

Looking to be able to use the looper with my acoustic and record in the looper a percussive tapping on the guitar itself to create a beat. Is this possible?

I record acoustic guitars using my Helix floor and adding a looper block is easy enough, so that should be do-able, provided you can work within the limitations of the onboard looper, which was not really designed as a full blown performance looper. For more control of looping I use various external hardware options that I can plug into the Send and Returns of my Helix - e.g. Ditto 4x, Boss RC30 and a I have a couple of others available to give longer recording times and more audio trickery.

 

Here's a guy doing some percussive bass with the looper on a HX Stomp XL. Enjoy

 

 

Hope this helps/makes sense.

 

 

On 4/29/2024 at 4:46 PM, brue58ski said:

Check this out. If this is the kind of thing you're talking about, it was done on the previous Line 6 modeler. The Helix has the same thing if not a little better

 

According to the notes Jake did the improvisational performance with "Line 6 Variax 500", but the loops with SOS-mode of "Boss DD-20".

 

AFAIK, Jake was recently seen using a Line 6 HX One, a DL4 MkII and a Tonex. I'm almost sure I have seen him using the Helix floor unit though.

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Ooooops. Here's one using the HD500 looper only. It isn't the one I remember. Nor was the one I originally posted. It was more similar to the first one except it was just him alone and he was using only the HD500.

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