03-23-2013 02:02 PM
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03-23-2013 05:45 PM
I just got a Jamman Solo and figured out how to work the thing in about 10 minutes. Sounds good, no tone suck, and going in to edit and save loops isn't a hassle. I don't use the drum beats at all but the little bit I scrolled through them they sounded ok to use for practicing at home. Got mine on ebay for $135 shipped and it was brand new.
03-23-2013 06:01 PM
03-24-2013 05:38 AM
03-24-2013 08:22 AM
I have the RC3, and it's excellent. Until the most recent firmware update from Boss, it did have one annoying thing-- if you wanted to switch between two different saved loops there would be this tiny (but noticeable) gap. Not a big deal at home, but could be a dealbreaker if you're a guy who gigs loops. In any case, the latest update fixed it completely, and now I am completely happy with the RC3.
That said, if I was buying right now I would probably grab the Solo XT because I love the idea of syncing two of them up. Super cool for gigging complex loops or working with a bandmate who loops as well.
03-24-2013 12:57 PM
03-25-2013 12:41 AM
Unfortunately I'm the wrong dude to ask about the drum tracks, because I never use them. I have read a few people say that they are a little underwhelming, but as you say, you could always import other drum tracks if you want.
As for loop time, I think it has just an overall storage capacity-- can't remember how much, but it's quite a bit-- and you can distribute that however you like amongst the 99 slots.
03-25-2013 06:24 AM
The new JamMan SoloXT has drum tracks that were performed by Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson, XTC, The Sugarcubes, Hall and Oates, Matthew Sweet, Robyn Hithcock, David Sylvian, Mr. Mister, etc. etc. etc. So they don't suck.
03-25-2013 08:02 AM
03-25-2013 08:22 AM
I didn't know about those drum tracks, but I love that sync feature. Like I said, if I was doing it over right now I'd probably go with the Solo XT.
03-25-2013 10:46 AM
03-25-2013 02:06 PM - edited 03-25-2013 02:08 PM
Maybe another looper from Digitech in the future will allow you to load your own rhythm tracks onto the jam man.
If you mean .wavs that can be triggered as loops, then you can already do that.
Also, the XT has that sync cable feature right? That's pretty sweet
Yep, if you want to add tracks just add another XT and link them together.
03-25-2013 02:27 PM
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03-25-2013 09:23 PM
03-25-2013 09:38 PM - edited 03-25-2013 09:40 PM
Let me look into this, because you do have separate control over the rhythm and loop level but I'm not sure how user added loops are defined. I'll have to fire one up and see.