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  • #16
    Just because yours haven't broken, that doesn't change the fact that a frighteningly high percentage of them do.
    Have you actually had one break on you, or are you just echoing what you've read?

    Also, what is the frighteningly high percentage?
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    • #17
      I use the DL4 (now M9) pretty religiously in my solo music. for its features, I can't do without it and perform the songs I do. I've tried the akai, and I thought it was okay, but I really prefered the reverse/double/half time. Plus the instant playback upon tap is nice too (like dave knudson). I know a lot of others swear by the akai though.

      Personally, I think the m9 (i know it isn't one of your options) has the advantage over both though with the ability to undo or redo like the RC-20, making it nearly my perfect looper, except the inability to save loops. Like mentioned before, on the akai if you wanted to remove a phrase, you have to remove all the way back to the initial phrase.

      Most of my songs use the DL-4 looper, you can hear those on my solo myspace (link in sig) or on plenty of videos I have on youtube. Break Out & Grow and Joel are two songs I play out frequently that use the DL4.
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      Originally Posted by placebo62


      BTBAM is like the patron saint of the M9

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      • #18
        What i hate about the Headrush, is when you recorded your base loop. To record an overdub you have to stop recorded and press record again. With the dl4, the overdub is instant
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        • #19
          I use the DL4 (now M9) pretty religiously in my solo music. for its features, I can't do without it and perform the songs I do. I've tried the akai, and I thought it was okay, but I really prefered the reverse/double/half time. Plus the instant playback upon tap is nice too (like dave knudson). I know a lot of others swear by the akai though.

          Personally, I think the m9 (i know it isn't one of your options) has the advantage over both though with the ability to undo or redo like the RC-20, making it nearly my perfect looper, except the inability to save loops. Like mentioned before, on the akai if you wanted to remove a phrase, you have to remove all the way back to the initial phrase.


          This pretty much.
          Originally Posted by lucid origami


          I'm literally typing things on this internet box and I don't even know what they mean. What is this tube thing and how did I get here?!?

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          • #20
            I recently got the Akai headrush and it takes up less space than the DL-4 horizontal wise that is, it runs off a daisy chain no noise and you dont need a special adapter

            It doesnt have the reverse but thats not a big deal, you can manually do play once

            Getting a seamless loop is no problem

            Ive had a DL-4 in the past and if pedalboard real estate is not an issue go for it, but I also had the tap tempo switch go out on it. It was an easy fix that had to do with the switch itself, but knowing a thing or two about a thing of two I fixed it. Someone who doesnt know squat would just throw it away, still it shouldnt break if its gonna get stomped on as much as it will.

            Ive also had an RC-2 and thats a whole other story

            Bottom line, if you like MTB and you wanna do some Dave Knudson(play once madness bells and whistles) whilst having some pretty cool delay options available get a DL-4

            If you want a dedicated looper for live use with an undo function thats easier than cake, get a Headrush
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            • #21
              the reliability of the DL-4 is becoming quite an issue.. not only from reviews, but the one i bought new was doing stupid things, it got sent off, came back with the same problem so i returned it an paid extra for the M13.

              such a mixed bag when it comes to reliability. even all the testament to the contrary still makes me think it could go screwy at any time.. i don't like that in a pedal..
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              • #22
                People will still buy regardless of reliability

                look at EHX
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