HeadRush Looperboard Performance Looper and Effects Processor Pedal

Step up your loop game! Record, overdub, play, undo/redo, and peel off layers with 4 stereo looper tracks, 12 footswitches, a huge 7" screen and HeadRush FX.
The HeadRush Looperboard was built with the express goal of pushing the art of looping live audio to the next level, so you can create like never before! The Looperboard leaves no room for compromise: It utilises a powerful quad-core DSP system that has been tailor-made from the ground up, combined with a 7-inch touch interface, and a generous set of audio inputs and outputs with premium circuitry for superb sound. Plus, there's over eight hours of on-board recording time, virtually unlimited expansion via USB/SD drives, compete customization to suit your perfect looping workflow, intelligent time-stretch, premium onboard effects, an onboard USB audio interface, and so much more.

7-inch High-Resolution Touch Display

A well-refined smart user interface with huge 7-inch display provides all of the dynamic feedback you need to stay focused on building your loop. You can touch, swipe, and drag-and-drop to customize the HeadRush Looperboard to your personal looping workflow. Intuitive and Customizable Workflow Featuring individual RGB LEDs that dynamically update to provide useful feedback, the Looperboard's 12 footswitches enable you to quickly create and transform your loops. In addition to controlling track record, overdub, and playback status, these footswitches also provide control of the length and speed of your full loop, as well as the ability to reverse, fade, transpose, bounce, undo/redo, peel, and clear individual tracks as needed. Additionally, you can reassign the function read more of the four start/stop footswitches to be shortcuts to your favorite features.

Endless Looping and Backing Tracks

The HeadRush Looperboard can record up to four stereo or mono looper tracks at once with no maximum loop length limits. You can store over eight hours of audio to its internal storage, or expand to a virtually unlimited amount of storage by connecting external USB or SD drives. This combination of features enables you to loop all day and night for endless looping! In addition to importing audio directly to looper tracks, you can also use the dedicated backing track player to quickly select and play backing tracks from your internal or external storage. Premium FX with Auto Vocal Harmony and Tuning Featuring a suite of premium built-in FX suitable for all instruments, the HeadRush Looperboard has all you need to make guitars and basses thump, vocals sound crisp and clear, keyboards sound tight and compressed, and much more. Lo-fi and rhythmic effects like the Slicer and Pumper will open up your creative mind. Most notably, the automatic vocal harmony and tuning FX will help you get that perfect studio vocal sound during live performances every time.

Advanced Looping Features

Get the flexibility of a DAW by mixing and panning your tracks anywhere in the stereo field. Powerful features such as tap tempo with intelligent time-stretch, automatic tempo detection of loops, and quantize keep your loops sounding pristine and perfectly in time. You also have the ability have import loops (.wav or .mp3) to a track and have them automatically match them the current loop tempo. This is truly the most powerful stand- alone looper ever made! For the Road and the Studio The HeadRush Looperboard is housed in a durable, road-ready steel chassis that is ready to travel to studios, rehearsal spaces, and gigs near and far. There is also a convenient cable route built into the Looperboard's bottom panel so that you can keep cables organized and out of the way.

All the Connections You Need

Loaded with premium audio circuitry operating at a class-leading 32-bit floating 48kHz audio quality, HeadRush Looperboard complements your existing rig with all the connections you need to handle any performance situation. Featuring four combo XLR + 1/4-inch inputs (mono, balanced) with switchable phantom power, two balanced XLR outputs + two balanced 1/4-inch outputs (configurable in mono or stereo pairs), 5-Pin MIDI input and output, USB and SD storage inputs, plus a built-in USB audio interface, the HeadRush Looperboard will enhance your current setup and transform your creativity while giving you with the flexibility to manage and optimize your sound for any performance.

Class Leading Audio Routing

The intuitive audio routing feature enables you to quickly route any of the four inputs, four looper tracks, backing track or click track to any of the four outputs and/or headphone output, giving you the ultimate flexibility to quickly get your sound set up with any sound system.

Features:

- 7-inch high-resolution touch display; powered by a custom quad-core DSP system
- Record up to 4 stereo or mono looper tracks at once with no maximum length limits
- Over 8 hours of internal storage with virtually unlimited
expansion via USB/SD drives
- (4) combo XLR + 1/4-inch inputs (mono, balanced) with switchable +48V phantom power
- (2) balanced XLR outputs (with switchable ground lift) and (2) balanced 14-inch outputs (switchable between line and amp levels) can be configured in mono or stereo pairs
- Premium onboard FX for all instrument types including auto vocal harmony and tuning
- Auto BPM detection when recording a loop and when importing audio to a looper track
- Tap Tempo with Intelligent Time-Stretch feature change tempo without affecting pitch
- Click feature with configurable output routing; Undo/Redo and Peel functionality
- 5-pin MIDI connections provide external MIDI control of Looperboard and the ability to send or receive MIDI clock to sync with other MIDI-enabled devices
- Built-in USB audio interface; includes Pro Tools | First: HeadRush Edition
- Over 300 built-in drum and percussion loops for getting started
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- 7-inch high-resolution touch display; powered by a custom quad-core DSP system
- Record up to 4 stereo or mono looper tracks at once with no maximum length limits
- Over 8 hours of internal storage with virtually unlimited
expansion via USB/SD drives
- (4) combo XLR + 1/4-inch inputs (mono, balanced) with switchable +48V phantom power
- (2) balanced XLR outputs (with switchable ground lift) and (2) balanced 14-inch outputs (switchable between line and amp levels) can be configured in mono or stereo pairs
- Premium onboard FX for all instrument types including auto vocal harmony and tuning
- Auto BPM detection when recording a loop and when importing audio to a looper track
- Tap Tempo with Intelligent Time-Stretch feature change tempo without affecting pitch
- Click feature with configurable output routing; Undo/Redo and Peel functionality
- 5-pin MIDI connections provide external MIDI control of Looperboard and the ability to send or receive MIDI clock to sync with other MIDI-enabled devices
- Built-in USB audio interface; includes Pro Tools | First: HeadRush Edition
- Over 300 built-in drum and percussion loops for getting started
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 17 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 26 x 16 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): HED LOOPERBOARD
Blemished
Shipping Weight: 17 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 26 x 16 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MBP HEDLOOPERBOARD
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 17 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 26 x 16 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): NFS HEDLOOPERBOARD
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 401-658-3131
Web: https://www.headrushfx.com/support
(3 ratings)
Submitted February 10, 2021 by Nick S in St louis, MO
"Seriously flawed. Do not buy."
If it worked as advertised it would hands down be the best looper on the market. But its not worth getting into the features because... it doesn't.First problem is that the foot switches are garbage. Aside from being unreliable, look at their forum, you'll find people demonstrating that they plain crapped out after a few months. There's already a thread about how to replace/upgrade them. How could they not have known about this?I filmed an issue early on. They updated the firmware and that problem was fixed! That got my hopes up, so I decided not to return it. Of course now its too late and the glitches and bugs have only piled up since then. I've used it at three gigs and its crashed at least once each time, requiring a restart.MIDI tempo lags behind and fluctuates. They say they fixed this in the latest firmware update but I see no change.The touch screen is a game changer… but it also has issues. The keyboard sometimes seems to fall asleep and won't pop up until you restart. Hopefully you didn't need to save anything. It supposedly works with expression pedal. I plugged mine in and assigned it to control one track volume. Instead, it mutes all the tracks completely and they can't be turned back up. Requires a restart.
The undo/redo feature has a mind of its own. It would get confused. Now I cant undo/redo without triggering stop/start. I've double and triple checked the settings and even done a factory reboot. No luck.Serial mode, where it goes from one phrase to the next, sometimes gets confused and plays multiple tracks simultaneously. This read more should be impossible, to my understanding. Regardless, it happens often enough.Maybe mine was just a lemon. I posted videos of all of these behaviors on youtube (I'll link some here!) and their forums, didn't get anywhere. An exchange has been initiated but they're OUT OF STOCK so its going to be two months till I even get the replacement that I don't want.Don't waste your money and time. Try Ableton.

Sound
Sound quality and routing options are unparalleled. But that doesn’t matter if it crashes and resets mid loop.

Features
The crashing, the bugs, the glitches, the broken switches. The lack of support or knowledge is also a problem.

Ease of Use
When it works, it’s great. But it doesn’t.

Quality
No. It is not made well. The switches are garbage. Google and you fill find examples.

Value
It is the price of a cheap car. If that sounds reasonable for a loop station, I disagree but I guess that’s your opinion.

Manufacturer Support
Awful customer service.

The Wow Factor
Super enticing. Again, if it worked, it’s the best. It doesn’t. It sounds too good to be true because it is.

Musical Background:
Professional solo musician
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