2880 Super Multitrack Looper
The Electro-Harmonix 2880 offers the familiar control setup of a multitrack digital recorder while adding flexible looping capabilities and track manipulation control. Multiple loops, in stereo and mono, can be pitch shifted, reversed and manipulated on four recording tracks. These four tracks can then be moved to two mixdown tracks, freeing them up to be reused. Flexible punch in/out is available on any recording track, allowing the musician to achieve "Looper Perfection" with the 2880.
The 2880's non-compressed audio utilizes a 44.1 k 16 bit CD fidelity while providing audio storage of 480 seconds for each of the six available tracks when using a 256 megabyte card (expandable to 2 gigabytes). With external in/out midi clocking, it also provides automatic format conversion to Mac or PC via USB.
Complex multitrack loops may be created and overlaid in a performance situation with ease. With more tracks, more control and more power, the 2880 is Looping Heaven.
I found this unit extremely easy to use as soon as I plugged it in, everything is easy to figure out unlike many of the looping pedals I have tried. You can either get a one bar count-in before recording or record immediately. And if you program in tap tempo (you will usually) then you don't have to end the loop exactly, it will end at the end of the nearest bar, so the loop length is perfect.
I found that the 16 second delay's footswitch will work to control most of the features, or the 2880 controller is also available.
This pedal is true bypass using a relay (we can mod it for remote on.off jack operation). The LED is a status LED that lights up when the pedal is ON.
Uses a special 9LDC-500mA power supply, included for USA 120V or extra price option for UK or Euro version.
2880 Instructions (.pdf)