The Ditto looper is one of the pedals that launched a whole new kind of performance. Now with the Ditto X4 TC Electronic are giving you more control than before with two independent loops that can either be used for different sections or stacked on top of each other. Each side works as its own separate Ditto looper so you can delete, pause and play each loop individually.
Two Loops Are Better Than One
With one looper you are kind of limited if you want to go back and remove previous layers without getting rid of later layers. With the X4 you can layer in two different areas having loop 1 for your percussion and bass while the second loop can be used for your chords and lead lines. You can also take advantage of the decay control to remove older layers as you need new ones.
One of the things they introduced with some of the larger Ditto loopers is the FX module. This gave you several options to customise your sound live one the fly thanks to the momentary switch. Now this single footswitch can control loads of new effects ike Hold and Tape stop aas well as classics like double time, half time, fade and reverse.
Here's what TC Electronic say about the Ditto X4 Looper
Ditto X4 Looper is the pedal that'll let you turn a single moment in time into something truly spectacular. By perfectly merging ease of use with stellar creative features like dual loop tracks, 7 loop FX, loop decay and MIDI sync, Ditto X4 Looper will instantly become the canvas on which you paint your multi-layered sonic masterpieces. If you can dream it, you can loop it!
- The guitar player's looper - made for guitarists by guitarists
- Dual loop tracks - create evolving multi-track compositions or fully fledged songs
- 7 loop FX - endless creative potential
Still Simple, Still Mind-Blowing
Even though Ditto X4 Looper basically offers endless creative possibilities, it still honors the core principle of our famed Ditto Looper. Simplicity! No drum-machines, no deep-editing menus or other time consuming tech-nonsense, only immediate unfiltered fun. So all you have to think about is - What will you create today-
Loop De Loop
If you thought that having one loop track was fun, then wait until you try running two interweaving and perfectly synced tracks at once. It will blow you away! Run a 4 bar percussive beat in loop 1 and a 16 bar chord progression with endless layers of ambient textures underneath in loop 2, or simply have your verse and chorus set up in each track and seamlessly switch between them for an unforgettable on-stage performance. You're the aural architect, and with Ditto X4 Looper you'll finally have the tool to realize the sonic wonders inside your head.
FX On The Fly
Imagine this: You got a cool dual loop going, and you can see the crowd is loving it. Out of the blue you engage the Hold FX for a cool rhythmic stutter. The crowd is baffled. Then you reverse your loop and throw them into an otherworldly trance. Finally you hit that Tape Stop FX for a unique jaw-dropping finish to your piece. You look up. The crowd is dumbstruck and smoke is rising from their heads, 'cause you literally just blew their minds! This scenario (which may or may not have happened) just scratches the surface of what can be done with the 7 on-board FX. Now throw loop decay and external MIDI control into the mix, and you have a pedal that will continue to inspire you for years to come.