Charlie Harrington posts how to use a loop pedal in guitar music.
A loop pedal is a magical device that lets you record in stacked layers. It’s almost like editing something in Figma or Sketch, except each layer is the same “shape” as the first or root layer. And by shape here what I actually mean is length.
Like other guitar pedals, a loop pedal lives somewhere between your guitar (the input) and your amp (the output). It receives the input from your instrument and “does stuff” with it, before sending it onwards. For example, maybe you want to add some distortion or flange — OR BOTH. Your guitar pedals are like the world’s simplest data flow pipeline.
Read more in the blog post here and listen to the video of Charlie playing with the pedal in the song School Supplies below.
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