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I have no experience with a looper but am wondering if anyone has tried this.
I'm thinking in a trio situation of laying down a rhythm track and then playing a solo over it.
Can the recorded loop be started easily in time with the drummer?
 

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So long as you practice you'll be fine. Theres many artists who use live looping. I think theres a reverb article on it.
 

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Yeah stopping the loop on 1 so it can keep repeating works better when I don’t think about it.
 

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Lots using it. From local pub guys to the late Chris Cornell and that chubby red headed English guy whose name I can never remember.
 

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Definitely timing and practice. A buddy of mine does it seamlessly with drum machines, Bass, guitar and vocals using a mixer. He even had a keyboard involved at one point on top of all that. Pretty much like that video above actually. It's crazy cool when you can do it really well.
 

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Some will laugh, but the best looping musicians I have seen have been on cruise ships. Rythym, fills, lead, percussion, harmonica, beat boxing... amazing stuff. Takes a talented solo artist to set up a PA, a mic, a looper, and a guitar in front of a few dozen people and be perfect for an hour set.
 

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I have seen plenty of solo artists using loopers, but have yet to see one in a band context.
 

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I've only used mine to queue certain effects like the air raid siren at the beginning of War Pigs. I'd imagine if you were to use it in a band setting for anything rhythmic everyone would have to have impeccable timing.
 
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I saw Dany Michel live a few years back at the Black Sheep doing his looper thing.
Here he is doing “Billie Jean”
 
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