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Mooer looper review

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Mooer looper review

Honestly it baffles me that I don’t
see these on more people’s pedalboards
how’s it going guys
Steve Anderson here and welcome to why
is my first video of the decade and
today. I want to make a video about
mooer looper review I’ve been one to make this
video for a while now because I feel
like loop switches are one of the most
underused pieces of guitar equipment out
there and I feel like guitarists are
just really missing out on all the
benefits that loops which it can bring
so in this video.

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I’m gonna hopefully
enlighten you and persuade you to go and
get a loose richer of your very own now
even though I’m relatively new to the
electric guitar game for me became clear
very quickly that a loop switcher was
going to be something that I needed on
my pedal board for me the conventional
setup of only be able to cue in and out
one pedal at a time just wasn’t cutting
it with my style of music I want to be
able to completely change my sound
instantly with one click of a button and
a daresay many of you are exactly the
same so if I piqued your interest stay
tuned because I’m gonna list my six
reasons why I think you should get a
loop switcher now I guess I should start
off by briefly explaining exactly what
the loop switcher is a loop switcher is
a device that enables you to put each of
your pedals in its own separate loop
very simple thus end of the loop
switcher goes into the input of the
pedal and then the output of the pedal
goes into the return of the loop
switcher hence creating a loop and each
of the loops are isolated
so essentially you can cue in an outer
pedal of your signal chain as in when
you please as you know conventional
pedal set up is one pedal doing streets
of the other which means that all the
pedals are part of your signal chain all
the time and this can create numerous
problems many which can be solved by
using a loop switcher how many times we
can out same loop switcher in this video
loop switcher switch swoop Bleacher so
loops which has been come in all the
different shapes and sizes you can have
really simple ones that just have two
separate loops or you can have really
complicate once I have MIDI and presets
and banks are sort of stuff and they can
have any number of pedals in them so
without further ado I’m gonna give you
my six reasons why I think you need a
loop switcher reason number one
practicality I think this one is fairly
obvious it’s just easier to have all of
your foot switches nicely lined up in
one place on your pedal board and sort
of scattered all about randomly so you
sort of stabbing in the dark when you’re
looking for a pedal it’s just easier to
have them right there in front of you
simple but it works
reason number two high-end preservation
now as you know pedal
normally connected in sequence meaning
that you have one pedal which is
connected to the other pedal
so next pedal so on so forth and whilst
this isn’t a big issue if you’ve got
three or four pedals if you’re starting
to run up a big number of pedals you’re
gonna have a long run a cable from your
guitar to the front of um and the more
cable you use the more you’re gonna
experience a drop-off in the high end of
your guitar this is often referred to as
tone suck now whether this is really an
issue not is it for you to decide but
for me I quite like a lot of presence in
my tone so I don’t like the idea that my
cable is deciding what tone I have and
not me
now when using a loop switcher this
problem is greatly reduced because
instead of your signal being forced to
run through all those pebbles now you
get to pick and choose which pedals are
being used in the chain now your signals
only running through the pedals that you
need for that specific sound at that
time it’s not being sent through a
necessary length of cable or pedals on
route to your M also a lot of loose
switches have inbuilt buffers and there
again you’re gonna be saving some of
your high-end wiesen have a three it
connects as a failsafe for faulty
equipment and possibly be a gig saver
now don’t about you guys spot a model on
occasion
I have had a pedal or cable or power
issue during a gig some of the minor
some of them pretty major in a
conventional pedal ball itself if a
patch cable goes faulty you’re not gonna
get any signal to your m no sound same
thing of a battery in Appel runs out or
the public self just breaks for some
reason mid B now the hard to tell you
how much for pay in the backside it can
be trying to figure out what the issue
is when you’ve just got one big long
signal chain you’re there unplugging
patch cables reap lugging them power it
takes forever but because each pedal is
in its own individual isolated loop this
makes it really easy to just remove it
completely from your signal chain
without having to rip any pedals off
your pedal board or unplug and replug
patch cables
let’s say one of your dry pills stops
working for some reason well if you like
me you’ve got multiple Drive pedals you
can just remove that one from the chain
bring that one in carry on with the gig
so so far all of the benefits of total
apply to all loop switches doesn’t
matter how simple how complicated how
cheap how expensive everything I’ve said
so far is true of all of them but not
all switches are made equal and there
are some manufactures are there like bus
and gig rig and others who created
switches are really advanced
functionality water Todd’s me think
like sable presets MIDI buffers inbuilt
mixers and we’re gonna get into those
right now benefit number four the
ability to change your pedal order
instantly so on some of the switches
you’re actually able to change the order
of your loops without having to move
your pedals around on your board at all
so for example let’s say loop number one
you’ve got a boost pedal and then loop
number two you’ve got a drive pedal one
song you might want the boost running
into the dry pedal giving you an extra
boost let’s say that a song you want to
switch some round so that you get a
volume boost from the boost pedal after
the game pedal now the conventional
pedal board you’d have to literally
unplug the cables and switch the pedals
around but with a loops which are like
the boss cs5 for example I can let you
just do that with the twist of a knob
and this also makes experimenting with
different pedal orders and stuff a lot
easier benefit number 5 presets having
the ability to queue in multiple
different pedals with the tap of one
foot switch is a bit of a no-brainer and
I think it’s fair to say this is
probably the main reason why at least I
went for a more expensive and advanced
loop switcher because I wanted to be
able to cue in and out multiple
different pedals with just the top of
one foot switch and not have to sort of
do some weird tap dancing routine
turning on and off loads of pedals at
once and in the case of my boss for
example you can literally have hundreds
of different presets saved but for me
the best thing is how it benefits my
music and my live performance if you
stay tuned to the end of this video I’m
gonna show you exactly how I use my loop
switcher in a live performance situation
and hopefully it will show you just how
much better and more professional my
performance and my music is just by
using the switcher benefit number six
MIDI this is something lots of switches
can do actually not just the super
expensive ones which is you can use them
to remotely control your MIDI compatible
pebbles so if you’ve got a MIDI
compatible reverb pedal for example
first which one you could have a little
bit of plate reverb and then footswitch
do you have a big splashy hall reverb or
whatever you want really the point is
it’s just the case of pressing one foot
switch to change a ton of sounds if your
MIDI device has a MIDI through function
then you’re able to connect them all
together and control lots of different
pedals or devices again with the click
of one foot strips you can change tons
of presets
now enough talk I’m now going to show
you my pedal board and do a liver that
play and show you exactly how I use my
switcher in context and hopefully show
you how a switch you can make your life
a lot easier in a practical sense but
how it can also
possibly enhance your music and open up
new possibilities which just aren’t
really available when you’re using the
conventional pedable method so let’s go
okay guys so here we’ve got my pedal
board now I’m just going to quickly
explain the signal chain for you because
not every pedal is actually in the loop
switcher I decided to do this because a
couple of my pedals are basically always
on pedals and they don’t really need to
be in the loop switcher it’s only got
five loops available so I had to be kind
of picky about which pedals went in
there so I’ve got my strat here and that
is going into my compressor over here
and then this goes into the input of the
boss es5 now in Luke one I’ve got my
fuzz Luke 2 I’ve got the Riverside here
Luke 3 is the Zen Drive Luke 4 is the
pure sky which is basically a Timmy
clone and finally Luke 5 is the HX stomp
and then the output of the es 5 goes
into my el capistan which goes into the
hall of fame reverb and then that is
just going straight in to the front and
my Vox AC 10 now I apologies to the OTD
amongst you I realize that the pedals
aren’t really in any sort of order but
that’s kind of the point because the
order of the pedals that are in the
switcher doesn’t really matter I can
change them about as and when I please
now I’m going to sort of run through oh
yeah and the foot switch over here this
actually controls the bank up and down
feature within the es 5 and this blue
light here this is indicating that I’m
in memory mode which is basically preset
mode which means that each of these foot
switches is cueing in and out lots of
different pedals before you here and
also I’ve got a MIDI cable connected to
the HS thump very important because as
you can see as I press the buttons here
the MIDI cable is sending patch changes
to the HX stomp which is changing all
the settings in there now I’m going to
basically run you through a song from my
band black
star jackals called problems it’s
actually one of the more simple songs
believe it or not just shows you how
complicated things can get in our band
but there’s four different presets for
this song I use I’ve got my verse sound
which is basically clean
there’s no distortion or modulation
effects I’ve just got the delay and a
bit of reverb and they’re always on I
don’t touch those throughout the whole
song then I’ve got the chorus sound
which brings in a bit of sweep echo on
the HHH stamp
or a lot of sweet bathroom and also
that’s bringing in the blue sky over
there gives a bit of a bit of a level
boost and also a bit more grit a bit
more Distortion number three here is my
solo sound and that brings in another
type of digital delay with Maude
apparently on the stump and also brings
in the Zen Drive here alternately get up
[Music]
now I should explain that I’ve turned
down the volume quite a lot on the Zen
Drive the reason being it would normally
be about here but I do have neighbors
and yeah they don’t appreciate it very
much
now one of the great features I should
explain about the es5 is how is that it
has its own inbuilt mixer and what that
means is I can actually change the
output level of each individual preset
so I want I think you can go plus or
minus 12 DB which is plenty to say the
least and basically for all of my solos
I put a plus 6 DB on the mixer just to
bring it up you know in the band mix
make my solo stand out a bit more all of
the other levels are just a zero dB
and then lastly preset number four is
the final chorus sound we want the final
course to be a bit more epic than all
the other choruses before it and that’s
brought in some more delays is a
completely different patch on the 8x
stomp and I’ve got two delays that are
working on parallel paths there and
again it brings in the pure sky over
there and that sounds a bit like this
[Music]
so what I think I’ll do is I’m going to
do it by hand so it’s not going as slick
as what I can do by my foot I’ll just
play little snippets of each part of the
song so you can get an idea of just how
quickly I can completely change the mood
and atmosphere of my tone by using the
good old loop switcher down here so
without further ado this would be the
verse
[Music]
and then I go into the chorus
[Music]
and then we got the solo
[Music]
and in the finale
[Applause]
[Music]
[Applause]
[Music]
so hopefully that just gives you a small
idea of the possibilities of what you
can do with the well in this case the
boss es5 but there’s obviously other
switches available on the marketplace
and it really has been a game changer
for me it’s probably one of the best
buys I know people don’t like buying
pedals that effectively don’t make any
sound things like buffers and
compressors and stuff but honestly I
really really highly recommend anyone
who thinks that their performances live
a sort of a bit clumsy and lacking or
maybe they just want to be able to
introduce more than one pedal at once
during a song right now yeah I highly
recommend checking out something like
the boss cs5 or the big rig switching
system or there are tons of other
account members names right now but
there are tons of other models available
that do very some of the things to this
but yeah hopefully you can see how the
most important thing is how it benefits
the music it just means that I can sound
essentially a lot more professional than
we are in a live context okay

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