TC Helicon Ditto Mic Looper Pedal Review (August 2022)

$149.00

Last updated on August 17, 2022 5:07 am Details

Description

In this review post, we’re going to be discussing the TC Helicon DITTO MIC LOOPER, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

The original Ditto Looper, from our sister company TC Electronic, was an overnight sensation because it delivered exactly what musicians were looking for: pure looping without feature fluff. Ditto Mic Looper continues this tradition and further shortens the distance between creative spark and performance by adding automatic mic gain – making setup painless, accidental on-stage bumps a thing of the past and your performance distortion-free. Also, loops are stored, meaning that the last fantastic loop you worked on remains in Ditto Mic Looper all ready-to-go, even after you power it down.
Even if you haven’t looped a single musical phrase in your life, you’ll still love Ditto Mic Looper. Here’s why:

Press LOOP to record. Press again to play the loop. Repeat for endless overdubs. Hold to undo/redo the latest overdub. Press STOP to pause all loops, press again to resume play – or hold it for a quick, noiseless erase. It’s just that simple. As a singer, beatboxer, horn-blower, or string player, the power and musical ease afforded by Ditto Mic Looper cannot be overstated. Even the faintest musical idea can be explored, built up, torn down, and just plain enjoyed in private, practice, or performance. However you use it, Ditto Mic Looper is the perfect way to evolve your craft.

Wouldn’t a single-switch pedal be the simpler approach – save space and just have one button for everything? Actually, no. The dedicated STOP switch on Ditto Mic Looper means that you can pause your loop exactly when and where you want it, without fudging your timing by having to double-tap to stop. Also, holding down STOP to erase won’t cause any unwanted playback – as on most single-switch pedals. While some one-button loopers claim to offer noise-free erase, they do it by slowing the reaction time of the LOOP switch so it only plays when you release the switch, which can seriously mess with your groove! Finally, on Ditto Mic Looper you get to decide the order of the LOOP switch actions – Record/Play/Overdub or Record/Overdub/Play – to suit your personal style.

With Ditto Mic Looper, you’ll always have the strength in numbers. You can create anything, be everything at once. Construct an entire choir with your voice, turn the violin into a symphony, or create the biggest brass band on Earth with your trumpet. When inspiration strikes you only have to do what comes naturally, Ditto Mic Looper makes sure of that.

Product Features

  • Incl. 12 V power supply
  • 5 Minutes of loop time
  • Unlimited overdubs
  • Undo/Redo function
  • Delete without noise
  • Immediate stop with a footswitch
  • Selectable overdubbing modes
  • Balanced XLR inputs and outputs
  • Audio resolution: 24-Bit uncompressed
  • Automatic adjustment of the input level
  • Can easily be switched between mic and PA
  • The last loop will be saved with all overdubs and is maintained after switching off
  • Integrated mic preamps with phantom power (32 V – permanently active) for dynamic and condenser microphones

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Worth the price
  • High-quality build
  • Affordable price
  • Incredibly reliable
  • Fantastic audio output
  • Virtually limitless loop stacking potential
  • Favorable customer testimonials

Cons

  • There is no tap or sync pace.
  • Fewer characteristics imply less control over the loops.
  • In a high-stress performance setting, it’s easy to lose sight of your switching sequence.

TC Helicon DITTO MIC LOOPER Demo

Our Verdict

If you liked the simplicity of the DITTO but wished for more capability, the X2 is the looper for you.

DITTO MIC LOOPER can be used in conjunction with other voice processors such as TC HELICON’s Harmony Singer or Mic Mechanic. Add effects before DITTO MIC LOOPER to vary the sound of your loop and even switch between levels. Alternatively, you can add your effects to the chain after DITTO MIC LOOPER to musically vary your loop at any time.

DITTO MIC LOOPER features the same high-fidelity audio as the rest of the DITTO series — 24-bit uncompressed (and uncompromised) audio. With a great-sounding mic preamp and phantom power, you may utilize any of your favorite dynamic and condenser microphones.

Simply plug in a TC HELICON MP-75 microphone or a Sennheiser e835 FX microphone to fully manage DITTO MIC LOOPER (both sold separately). It’s called Mic Control, and it lets you dominate both the stage and the crowd!

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

TC Helicon DITTO MIC LOOPER Easy to Use Two-Button Looper Pedal for Vocals and Acoustic Instruments

$169.00
Amazon.com
as of July 29, 2022 11:06 pm

Pricing History

Price History for TC Helicon DITTO MIC LOOPER Easy to Use Two-Button Looper Pedal for Vocals and Acoustic Instruments

Statistics

Current Price $169.00 July 29, 2022
Highest Price $169.00 July 27, 2022
Lowest Price $139.00 March 10, 2022
Since March 10, 2022

Last price changes

$169.00 July 27, 2022
$139.00 March 10, 2022

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Additional information

Item Weight

15.1 ounces

Product Dimensions

7 x 6 x 3.5 inches

Domestic Shipping

Item can be shipped within U.S.

International Shipping

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Country of Origin

China

Item model number

DITTO MIC LOOPER

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer

No

Date First Available

January 20, 2015

Color Name

Gray

Voltage

12

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