Looper:  A looper pedal records a musical passage and then repeatedly plays it back over and over called a loop. Once it is played back, most looper pedals allow for overdubbing new passages over the first one. Most loopers also can change the tempo as well as the direction (reverse) of the playback loop. This leaves a limitless blank canvas for creating different harmonic soundscapes and rhythms.

Simple Definition:  A looper pedal records a segment and plays that recording over and over.


Video Explanations:

Video: How to Use a Looper Pedal

Video: Why You NEED a Looper Pedal

Video: Where to put a Looper Pedal on a Pedalboard


Effect Pedal Examples:

Boss DD-200 Digital Delay Pedal

Chase Bliss MOOD Granular Micro-Looper Delay Pedal

Digitech JamMan Express XT Stereo Looper Pedal

TC Electronic Flashback 2 Delay and Looper Pedal


Common Internal Components:

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Written Articles:

Article: In The Loop: An Introduction to Looping

Article: Looper Pedals: Everything You Need To Know


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