Dual Track Looper
- Especially designed for guitarists
- Easy to use
- 5 Minutes of recording time
- The best sound quality
- Dual loop tracks
- 2 Loop modes
- Loop Decay
- 7 Loop FX
- MIDI Sync
- True Bypass and Analog Dry-Through
- Stereo in / out
- Free loops of famous musicians for download on the Starjam webpage
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 235 x 145 x 57 mm
- Weight: 1.55 kg
- Includes 9 V DC / 300 mA power supply
Let your creativity flow
Loopers have been a very hot item for a few years now: Thanks to the impressive YouTube performances of countless artists from all over the world, these devices have become something of a “must have” for guitarists and bassists. The ability to successively layer multiple tracks on top of one another opens up entirely new avenues for solo artists and those who aspire to be so. The only thing that can sometimes be a drag is the lack of intuitive operation, and that is precisely where TC Electronic’s Ditto X4 looper comes into its own. Despite the pedal’s significantly expanded functionality compared to the X2, the Danish company, which is famous for its innovations, has still reduced the pedal’s user interface to the essentials, thus eliminating any unnecessary obstacles standing in the way of artists’ creativity. The X4 boasts two independent loops that can be used separately or in sync with each other, and the “X” in its name represents the pedal’s range of integrated effects, which provide an additional source of inspiration.
All the controls you need
The Ditto X4’s robust metal housing means it is ready for the rigours of everyday on-stage use. The pedal boasts an unlimited number of loops as well as a total of five minutes’ recording time, and it delivers uncompromising, compression-free sound quality with a 24-bit resolution. In addition to a larger format, the X4 also features extended functionality compared to the X2: Two loops are available, which can be used individually or synchronised with each other. What is more, a selection of inspiring effects can be selected when playing back the recorded loops, and these can be activated via footswitch. The two left control knobs adjust the volume of the loops that have been recorded, while all of the other functions – such as recording, playback, stop, start, delete, undo, and redo – are activated for the respective loop by pressing and holding the corresponding footswitch in the required manner (long, short, etc.).
Great for solo artists, great for YouTubers, great for everyone
TC Electronic’s Ditto X4 looper is aimed at guitarists and bassists who want to create multi-layered soundscapes and effectively become their own one-man band – something that can be done at home, on stage, or in YouTube and Instagram videos. The Ditto X4 makes it possible for everybody to deliver a complete performance without needing any other musicians to do so, and the option of recording two loops and adding a range of effects when playing them back provide an extra creative boost. And the simple and intuitive user interface with which TC Electronic has designed this pedal is aimed squarely at players who want to get started right away without having to read endless instructions or work their way through complicated sub-menus. Like its smaller brother the X2, the X4 is also a stereo pedal (though mono operation is of course possible too), which makes it ideal for combining with other stereo pedals such as choruses and delays.
About TC Electronic
The Danish company TC Electronic has been known for its innovative products for many years. It was founded in 1976 by brothers Kim and John Rishøj in Aarhus. The company first made a name for itself with the SCF, a stereo chorus/flanger pedal for guitar. Studio equipment followed during the 80s and 90s, notably the legendary TC2290 digital delay in 19-inch rack format. Since the 2000s, TC Electronic has greatly enriched the guitar and bass scene with amplifiers, cabinets, combos, and effects pedals. Here too, TC's innovative spirit is in evidence, for example with its TonePrint technology and the first polyphonic guitar tuner. TC Electronic has been part of Music Tribe since 2015.
A useful practice tool
Loopers are generally associated with players who superimpose several tracks on top of one another to create complex, multi-layered musical pieces – impressive and inspiring examples of which are on display on video platforms like YouTube. But loopers can do a lot more: Among other things, they can be a helpful tool in your day-to-day practice routine and make certain other auxiliary devices obsolete. For example, a looper can be used to record a short, percussive guitar or bass loop that serves as a metronome or drum machine. Chord sequences can also be looped in order to provide the necessary harmonic context for getting to grips with note theory or for improvising. These are just some of the many ways in which a looper can help players to practise more easily and more effectively.