Pedals » VDL1 Dynamic Looper
Create, play, and dynamically control looped phrases in real time!
The new VOX Dynamic Looper provides optimized effects and musical loop tools that together promise unprecedented new dimensions in live performance!
- Loop Pedal Processor offering intuitive footpedal control
- Infinite recording time using two independent loops (combined loop length up to 90 seconds)
- Add infinite layers with SOS recording capabilities
- Loop Quantize creates specific beat-length phrases that automatically loop on the beat
- 11 Pre Effects enhance and morph your instrument’s sound as you play & record loops
- Pre Effects include instrument simulations such as bass and acoustic guitar
- 11 Loop Effects radically transform the playback of looped phrases
- 100 programs (50 preset, 50 user); each offers settings for the Pre Effect and Loop Effect
- Overdubbing with undo and redo capabilities
- Resample by adding new material onto a phrase being processed by the Loop Effect
- Mic input for creating loops using other sources; such as vocals or percussion
- Master Limiter maintains a consistent level between the original source and all loops
- Three stop modes – clean, delay, and fade – provide more loop playing creativity
- Key Lock function locks the panels controls but maintains the pedals for error-free performances
As a group, guitarists have always been noted for exploring new sounds and developing unexpected performance techniques that astonish and delight the listener. This in turn has fueled a vast array of equipment designed to stimulate and inspire the guitarist's creativity. The VOX Dynamic Looper is just such a product, ideal for the guitarist who seeks this type of new expressive power. Combining versatile effects, two independent loops, and intuitive “wah-style” footpedal control, the Dynamic Looper allows the player to develop their sound in nearly limitless ways. Just plug in, and you'll be creating phrases you never dreamed of, and enjoying the dramatic new world of loop performance techniques.
A demonstration of the VOX VDL1 Dynamic Looper using multiple instruments to build up a backing track.
A demonstration using the VDL1 and the basic operation of the controls.
Double your creativity with two independent loops
The Dynamic Looper provides two independent loops, with a combined total record time of 90 seconds. Each loop can be stacked with an infinite number of tracks using innovative Sound on Sound recording, with no loss of fidelity. This two-loop design opens up complex and highly original performance techniques, such as switching between phrases of different lengths, or containing different chord patterns. Recording loops is smooth and easy; the Dynamic Looper offers a variety of tools to help you along. Auto Recording Start waits for your first note; the metronome can provide a rhythmic guide; and the Loop Quantize function uses the tempo to create perfect-length phrases that loop on the beat.
Overdub with undo and redo
Build up impressive loops and performances by overdubbing a new part on to a recorded phrase. Use the undo function to remove the last overdub; the redo feature puts it back! This allows for not only getting flawless overdubs, but also opens the door for sophisticated performances.
Pre Effects add unlimited variety to your sound
Eleven types of Pre Effect that can be applied to your sound as you perform. A diverse selection is provided, and each offers numerous options. For example, a single effect can offer a clean sound, compressor effect, vintage-feeling overdrive or an aggressive metal distortion – and more! There are also standard effects such as wah and delay, and unusual effects such as filter, synth, and even bass and acoustic guitar instrument simulators. With just a single guitar, you'll be able to enjoy an incredible range of instruments and sounds.
Loop Effects radically transform your recorded phrases
The Dynamic Looper also provides a variety of Loop Effects that can be applied to the recorded phrases, transforming the phrases in dramatic ways. Eleven effect types are provided; multiple variations of each effect allow the creation of highly original phrases, and the ability to still add to a loop after it has been recorded. These include unusual effects such as pitch change and reverse playback, as well as fresh new effect types such as Loop In Loop, Scrub, and Stutter effects – great for generating twisting, rhythmic performances. Loop effects create an entirely new arsenal of sounds never before possible on the guitar.
As you play, there are even more features in the Dynamic Looper to enhance your musical presentation. The Master Limiter offers both a Soft and a Hard setting. The Limiter helps to maintain a consistent level between the original signal and the recorded loop playback, as well as the levels between the two loops. Three Stop effects determine how the loop playback will end – with clean, delay, and fade-out options.
Overall, the Dynamic Looper offers 100 programs. A single program contains the settings for the Pre Effect, the Loop Effect, and the pedal assignment. There are 50 preset programs ready for immediate use, letting you enjoy the Dynamic Looper's possibilities right away. You can also create and store up to 50 of your own programs in the user program area, either by editing one of the preset programs or by starting from scratch.
Intuitive Control Pedal
One of the most important features of the Dynamic Looper is the control pedal. Styled like a traditional VOX wah pedal, this rugged pedal can change the input Volume, a specified Pre Effect parameter, or a specified Loop Effect parameter in real time to transform the sound. Use the pedal to control the Pre Effects as you record, then switch it to control the Loop Effect on playback, or continue using the pedal to control the sound as you continue to play. This convenient pedal control is intuitive and easy to use.
Resample to create even more complex loop phrases
While using the Loop Effect and/or control pedal to modify the loop phrase as it plays back, you can use the Resampling function to re-record the result. Resampling allows the layering of multiple loop phrases and effects, adding to the intricacy of the looped phrases. Re-sampling can also be used to create loops of a different length than the previously-recorded loop. Creative and diverse performance possibilities await you.
Pre FX Target Mode
In addition to the standard instrument input (1/4” unbalanced); the Dynamic Looper is also equipped with an XLR input for a dynamic microphone. This input also has its own trim knob for setting the mic level. The Pre Effect can be set to apply to the instrument input, the mic input or both simultaneously. This simple feature unlocks even more performance possibilities.
VOX VDL1 Specifications
Pre effects: 11 categories
- PEDAL (Clean/Comp/Crunch/Overdrive/Distortion)
- WAH (Clean/Comp/Crunch/Overdrive/Distortion)
- MOD (Chorus 1/Chorus 2/Flanger/Phaser/Tremolo)
- BASS (Electric 1-4/Synth 1/ Synth 2)
- ACOUSTIC (4 types)
- EQ (6 types)
- DELAY (Short/Clean/Analog/Tape/BPMSync 1-3)
- REVERB (Spring/Room/Hall)
- SCI-FI (Drone 1-3/Synth 1-3/SlowAttack)
Loop effects: 11 categories
- VOLUME (Current/Loop1-2/ALL)
- X-FADE (Input-Loop/Loop1-Loop2)
- REVERSE (X-fade/Alternate)
- LOOP IN LOOP
- FILTER (4 types)
- Master limiter: 2 types (Soft, Hard)
- Stop modes: 3 types (Delay, Fade Out, Phrase End)
- Number of programs: 100 (50 preset, 50 user)
- Loop Specs
- Maximum recording time: total of 90 seconds
- Number of loops: 2
- Audio inputs: INPUT jack (monaural) MIC IN jack (balanced XLR, phantom power not supported) MIC IN TRIM knob (for mic)
- Audio output: OUTPUT jack (monaural)
- Signal processing: A/D conversion=24-bit; D/A conversion=24-bit
- Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz
- Dynamic range: 94 dB or better
- Maximum input level: +7 dBu (typ.)
- Power supply: AC adapter (DC 9V jack), STANDBY switch
- Current consumption:140 mA
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 264 x 245 x 76 mm/10.39 x 9.65 x 2.99 Inches
- Weight: 2.2 kg/4.85 lbs.
- Included items: AC adapter, Program list
*Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice for improvement.