Looper pedals are a must-have for any musician to sketch song ideas or jot down acousmatic sounds. EHX is well known for creating the 16-Second Digital Delay (arguably the first delay/looper pedal), as well as the now-discontinued multi-track workhorse 2880. But their newest looper pedal take things one step further.
The EHX 22500 Dual Stereo Looper has your standard trimmings — infinite overdubs, adjustable loop tempo (without pitch-shifting), and reverse/ocatve features. But there are also some added bonuses: an SD slot for over 100 recordable loop banks (with an 8GB card included), phantom power and XLR input for condenser mic support, and an optional programmable footswitch for Stop and Tap Tempo.
Dual looping modes means you can parallel loop to playback two recordings simultaneously, or sequential loop to switch between verse and chorus recordings. The pedal has a small footprint (4.75″ x 5.75″ x 2.5″ wlh) and even includes a USB port to backup non-compressed audio on your Mac or PC.
The EHX 22500 comes a bit pricier than second-hand loopers, but considering the features it’s well worth the mark-up. Good for studio and live work, singer and instrumentalist, the 22500 might well become a game changer for the looping market. — Ryan Mo