If you are looking for a serious piece of looping equipment, the Jam Man from Digitech is a valid choice. While we believe that the needs of a solid portion of players are covered with more basic models, we are also more that aware of the facts that it's only models like these that can feed the hunger of advanced users.
So yes, this is indeed a strong contender for the title of the best guitar loop pedal out there. We took it our for a test run, you can check out our findings in the full review below.
Packed with a sleek glossy blue metal casing, the device certainly seems complex, but is actually way easier to operate than most of the single-switch items. First things first, the device allows you to record up to 35 minutes of stereo-quality audio and store it within 99 internal memory slots.
You can also plug in an optional SDHC card and use additional 99 memory locations to store a whopping new load of 16 hours of CD-quality music, allowing you to craft your very own database of loops. To help you organize that database, the company threw in a free JamManager Loop Librarian software in the mix.
One of the most notable features is certainly the tap tempo option, which allows you to manually adjust the tempo of your loops. Among other interesting options, you can also play your recordings in reverse with a mere push of the Reverse button.
The device weighs in at 3.7 pounds and comes with a total size of 10 x 3.5 x 7.2 inches.
A lot of buttons we have here, but most of them are in fact just standard loop controls that are packed within a single footswitch, but nicely separated for much easier use.
So up front, you have four footswitches to control your recording, tempo, and loop selection, allowing you to conveniently switch loops while you're performing. That alone will take your show to the next level, making this fella an item you can prepare ahead of the gig and not just use for single loops.
The rest of the controls are used for controlling the level of loop and rhythm effect that gets injected into your audio output. All the stuff is pretty much intuitive and easy to figure out within a few hours of rocking the Jam Man.
This one deserves a definite 10 outta 10! The device is incredibly intuitive and convenient to use, allowing you not just to record a single loop with ease, but to actually craft an entire one-man show with a string of recorded loops you can prepare ahead of the gig.
Sound quality is on high level, the recorded footage is always authentic to the original, and sounds natural and organic even when combined with other effects.
If you want to arm yourself with a genuine looper powerhouse, this fella is actually one of the cheapest options you can make. It's all high level stuff here, yet the size is somewhat compact. Sound quality, durability, value for money and all the other crucial factors are top-notch, hence we are left with no choice but to give this fella a thumbs up.