Looperlative LP-2 advanced #1

LOOPERLATIVE LP-2 Mini Looper ADVANCED FUNCTIONS explained

CHANGING FUNCTIONS during performance

1)  While the unit is PLAYING (and only when it is)
a LONG PRESS of RECORD    activates the FUNCTION BUTTONS so you can switch between them
  (once pressed, use BUTTONS 3 + 4 to scroll between two banks of FUNCTIONS)
You know you are in this mode when all 8 LEDS light up after the long press of record.
A SECOND PRESS of RECORD returns the unit to RECORD/OVERDUB/PLAY/STOP modes.

CHANGING FUNCTIONS with your hands before performing

2)  There is a SMALL BUTTON on the BACK of the LP-2 (to the immediate right of the SD card slot as you face the unit in performance mode) that you can press in lightly  with your hand to activate switching the FUNCTION BUTTONS.    Again,  the 8 LEDs will light up and you can use
BUTTONS 3 + 4 to each activate one of 8 different functions. 
PRESS that BUTTON a SECOND TIME returns the unit to RECORD/OVERDUB/PLAY/STOP modes.

HOW TO UNDO YOUR LAST LOOP  and up to 30 previous overdubs

3)  LONG PRESS OF RECORD followed by hitting RECORD again =   UNDO(es) the last overdub
this must be done every time you want to peel back your last overdub.   There are up to
30 UNDOs that you can activate per loop.   There is no REDO function

returns the unit to RECORD/OVERDUB/PLAY/STOP modes.

HOW TO SAVE LOOPS YOU’VE RECORDED

4) a  LONG PRESS OF RECORD followed by hitting PLAY  accesses SAVED LOOPS MODE  
All 8 LEDs will light up to let you know you are in this mode       
(once pressed, use BUTTONS 3 (up)  + 4 (down) to scroll  to different loop locations.
A SECOND PRESS of RECORD returns the unit to RECORD/OVERDUB/PLAY/STOP modes.

Important to note:   The LP-2 automatically records the last loop made to it’s current location.
If you want to SAVE that loop,  you must make a mental note of which location it is stored
at (following Rule #3) and then select a different location to begin your next loop recording.

If you stop a loop and power down the LP-2,  the last loop you created is automatically saved
for you.

REMOVING the SD CARD and USING a COMPUTER to EDIT IT and RETURN IT TO THE LP-2

5) Now, when you power down the LP-2 you can take the SD CARD out and use an SD CARD READER to import it into a computer’s Audio Editor or DAW to mangle and process to your hearts content: Restore it to the SD card and,  voila,  some beautiful between song loops that are pre-recorded while you set yourself up for your next song’s performance.    This can be really handy if you are using multiple instruments to eliminate ‘dead time’ on stage.    I know a pop band who uses this function ONLY (and very effectively) between songs because the songwriter is negotiating changing instruments, drum machines patterns, sequences on a laptop, etc.

Important to note:    The LP-2 will NOT POWER UP without an SD CARD in it’s SLOT (on the back of the unit).         The unit uses the SD Card as part of it’s operational memory.     

Rick Walker