HeadRush, the recognized innovator of next-generation guitar products, today announced the immediate availability of a ground-breaking update for the Looperboard, Firmware 2.0. Backed by extensive feedback and testing from HeadRush's looping community, and harnessing the Looperboard’s class-leading powerful quad-core DSP, this update redefines conventional standards for loopers. Now users can connect external USB or SD drives for virtually endless looping times, add auto vocal harmony & tuning, loop with auto-bpm detection, customize Looperboard's footswitches to their own preference, add rhythmic DJ-style effects and much more.
The Looperboard is the first looper to feature a large 7-inch screen with a smart-touch interface, displaying all of the dynamic feedback the modern loop artist demands. Every tool a looper needs is here, removing the need for any extra devices - 12 backlit RGB footswitches, class-leading 32-bit floating 48kHz audio, over 40 included FX, custom audio routing (including the onboard click track), tap tempo with intelligent time-stretch and much more. This isn’t a ordinary run-of-the-mill loop pedal, Looperboard is the ultimate control dream for any live looping artist.
Endless Looping and Backing Tracks
Firmware 2.0 adds virtually endless looping times and backing tracks to Looperboard’s already impressive spec. Simply connect a hard drive or SD card to Looperboard’s USB / SD inputs to expand playback and looping times beyond anything available on the looping pedal market.
New FX, including Auto Vocal Harmony & Tuning
Looperboard’s on-board studio-quality FX guarantee guitars, vocals or keyboards sound their best. Firmware 2.0 adds new FX including Vocal Harmony and Tuning; now users can adjust their voice to any tuning or add thick, layered harmonies at the tap of a footswitch, all in real- time.
Other new effects include:
• Slicer - Chops up the sound in a pre-selected rhythmic pattern
- Pumper - Creates a rhythmic pumping effect, similar to that of sidechain compression
- LFO-Sync - Creates filter sweeps using a pre-selected time division of the tempo
New Advanced Looping Features
Advanced audio manipulation tools have also been added. Auto-BPM Detection keeps users perfectly in time when recording a loop – particularly useful when importing audio (.wav or .mp3) to a loop track or adding a backing track that is a different tempo to the current session. Looperboard non-destructive time-stretch will match any imported audio perfectly, without altering its pitch or sound quality. For compete personalization, Looperboard Firmware 2.0 allows users to customize the top four start/stop footswitches as shortcuts to any feature – a unprecedented degree of personalization unheard of with modern loopers until now.
Rounding out the feature set in Looperboard Firmware 2.0 is an all-new UI layout. Navigating pages is now even easier with a new icon-based menu screen, a new FX section layout and an incredible new mixer screen with on-screen explanations of features and looper modes.
Looperboard Firmware 2.0 Key Features
- Endless Looping Time
- Customizable Footswitches
- Over 40 built-in FX including Vocal Harmony & Tuning
- Real-time Quantizing & Auto BPM Detection
Looperboard Key Features
- 7-inch high-resolution multi-touch display & quad core processing
- 9 hours of internal loop time & ability to record directly to USB and SD drives for
endless looping track lengths
- Record up to 4 Stereo or Mono loop tracks with options to Undo or Peel
- 4 (mono) combo XLR + 1⁄4” inputs with Phantom Power, 4 (mono) XLR outputs
- Over 40 built-in FX for guitar/bass including Vocal Tuning, Slicer, Pumper, and LFO
- Routable Click Track, real-time quantizing & Auto BPM Detection
- Tap Tempo with intelligent time-stretch & pitch correction
- MIDI In and Out for receiving MIDI clock, external MIDI control, MIDI (Master) Beat
- Built-in USB audio interface; includes Pro Tools | First: HeadRush Edition
- Over 300 built-in drum and percussion loops for getting started
“The HeadRush Looperboard is loaded with extremely smart and powerful features that take its capabilities far beyond any looper pedal ever made. We’re incredibly excited to empower musicians with the ultimate looping workfow and we can’t wait to hear what they create!” - HeadRush Product Manager Walter Skorupski
Looperboard is available immediately with a U.S. retail price is $899