The Looper is set to a global quantization shown on the display (here 1:1 which equals one full 4:4 bar). The quantization can be changed with buttons – and +. The green button right below the display changes its LED state on every quantization value (ON: first step, OFF: second step, ON: third…).
This global quantization affects start/stop of recording/playback and pattern changes.
So when it is set to 1:1 a loop will always have the exact length of several bars. When quantization is set to e.g. 1:4 it will have any multiple of that as the recording length, e.g. 7:4 or 529:4.
The Looper records the following MIDI commands:
– Note On / Off
– Pitch Bend
It has a loop memory of 1 MBit, which yields a total capacity of several thousand MIDI commands.
Rec: Start/Stop Recording
Play: Start/Stop Playback
Mute: Temporarily suppress playback output without stopping the pattern
Break: Turn mute on if notes are coming in at the input channel. If no more notes arrive for a longer time, it will be un-muted again.
Loop: play recording in an infinite loop (otherwise, playback stops when the recording has ended)
Pattern: Select one of four patterns
Foot: Toggle Play and Rec
System: press this to enter system mode. When system mode is selected, the display will show a list of system parameters that can be edited. When the green button below the display is turned off, a parameter can be selected with the +/- buttons. In order to edit a parameter, press the green button. It will light up and the selected parameter’s value can now be edited. In order to finish editing, press the green button again and select another parameter. Press system again to return to normal operation. During system mode, the Looper does not output any notes but it will stay synchronized to an incoming clock.
The following system parameters are available:
In: Input Channel (1-16)
Ou: Output Channel (1-16)
System parameters will be permanently stored in the device and restored when the device is powered off and on again.