Loop Device History

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Valerie Paille who created the ARTE Tracks TV feature about the 2013 Paris Loop Jubilee asked us, “Do you have a list of the important live-looping machines (hardware and software) since the Frippertronics?” Here is what we came up with. Please let us know if something is missing (let us focus on hardware loopers first, ok?)

 

 

1963 Time Lag Accumulator (later known as “Frippertronics“)
1976 MXR M-113 Digital Delay
1979 Lexicon Model 93 Prime Time
1982 Lexicon PCM 41/ PCM 42
1982 Arion DDS-4
1983 Electro Harmonix EH16 (marketed as “Fripp-in-the-box”)
1983 Roland SDE 3000
1984 Ibanez DM 1100 (3,6sec)
1986 TC Electronic 2290
1987 Digitech PDS-8000
1988 Eventide H3000
1993 Paradis Loop DelayOberheim Echoplex
1994 Lexicon JamMan
1999 Akai Headrush
1999 Line6 DL-4
1999 Boomerang I
2001 Line6 Echo Pro
2001 Electrix Repeater
2001 Boss RC-20
2002 Zvex Loop Junky
2003 Boss DD-20 Giga Delay
2004 Boss RC-20 XL
2004 DigiTech Jamman Looper
2004 Electro Harmonix EH16 Rerelease
2004 Akai Headrush E2
2005 Electro Harmonix 2880
2005 Looperlative LP1
2006 Boss RC-2
2006 Pigtronix Echolution
2007 Boomerang II
2007 Boss RC-50
2008 Eventide TimeFactor
2009 Boomerang III
2009 Digitech Time Bender
2009 Line 6 M9
2010 Digitech Jamman Stereo
2010 Digitech Jamman Delay
2010 Digitech Jamman Solo
2010 Hexe Revolver
2011 VOX VDL1
2011 Boss RC-3
2011 Boss RC-30
2011 Boss RC-300
2011 Strymon Timeline
2012 Digitech Jamman Solo XT
2012 Hexe Revolver II
2012 Pigtronix Infinity Looper
2012 Looperlative LP-2
2012 TC Electronics Flashback X4
2012 Vox Delaylab
2012 Vox Lil’ Looper
2013 Boss RC-505 (watch this!)
2013 Electro Harmonix 45000
2013 TC Electronics Ditto
2013 Digitech Jamman Express XT
2014 TC Electronic Ditto x2
2014 Pigtronix Echolution 2
2014 Zoom G1XOn