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DigiTech Jamman Looper and Phrase-Sampler Pedal

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  • Save up to 99 independent loops at one time
  • Record rhythm loops and solo over them on the fly, completely Hands-Free
  • Upgrade to a 2GB card to store up to 6.5 hours of audio!
  • Connect to your computer via USB and never lose another loop ever again!
  • Record rhythm loops and solo over them on the fly, completely Hands-Free Load up the JamMan with bass lines, drums, harmonies, and more; create an entire backup band
  • Record rhythm loops and solo over them on the fly, completely Hands-Free(TM)
  • Load up the JamMan with bass lines, drums, harmonies, and more; create an entire backup band
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 3.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B000ACGXFY
  • Item model number: JamMan Looper Pedal
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,624 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 13, 2004

Product Description

Product Description

The legend continues. When we invented the PDS8000 pedal almost twenty years ago, it stored eight seconds of audio. Now we’ve reinvented it using removable CompactFlash memory to store up to 6.5 hours! A wide range of features combined with ease of use make the DigiTech JamMan the perfect looper/phrase sampler for practicing, composing, and performing. The JamMan opens up new horizons to your musical explorations. Whether you’re performing alone and building many parts to develop a song or play in a full band, the possibilities are endless!

From the Manufacturer

The legend continues. When we invented the PDS8000 pedal almost twenty years ago, it stored eight seconds of audio. Now we’ve reinvented it using removable CompactFlash™ memory to store up to 6.5 hours*! A wide range of features combined with ease of use make the DigiTech JamMan the perfect looper/phrase sampler for practicing, composing, and performing. The JamMan opens up new horizons to your musical explorations. Whether you’re performing alone and building many parts to develop a song or play in a full band, the possibilities are endless!

*With optional 2GB card

  • Save up to 99 independent loops at one time
  • Store over 24 minutes of looping time on the included CompactFlash card
  • Upgrade to a 2GB card to store up to 6.5 hours of audio!
  • Connect to your computer via USB and never lose another loop ever again!
  • Record rhythm loops and solo over them on the fly, completely Hands-Free™
  • Load up the JamMan with bass lines, drums, harmonies, and more; create an entire backup band
  • Slow down or speed up any song without changing pitch to master that tricky riff

Configuration

Electric/Acoustic Guitar with Pedals
or Vocals

JamMan Configuration

Looper Modes

Instrument or Vocal Looping

Simple and easy:
  1. Select an empty memory location.
    Select INST/MIC as the recording mode using the RECORD MODE button.
  2. Press the REC/PLAY/OVERDUB footswitch to start recording.
  3. When you are finished, press either the REC/PLAY/OVERDUB footswitch to have the phrase play back in a repeating loop or press the STOP/TEMPO footswitch to stop recording.

Recording with the Aux Input

Want to play along with pre-recorded material or spice up your set with sounds from soundtracks or samples?
  1. Select an empty memory.
  2. Press the RECORD MODE button repeatedly to and choose the one that lights the AUX INPUT LED.
  3. Press the REC/PLAY/OVERDUB footswitch to start recording.
  4. When you are finished, press the STOP/TEMPO footswitch to stop recording.
  5. Press play to hear your recorded material.

Digital Delay Layers

Play into the layers:
  1. Connect the HardWire DL-8 Delay/Looper pedal before your amp or in your amps effects loop. 
  2. Set controls to:
    • - Level: 12 o’clock
    • - Repeats: 12 o’clock
    • - Time: 9 o’clock
    • - Mode: 1 Second
  3. Play into the delay for layered tones. For more layers, turn up the Repeats to 3 o’clock.

Solo Act Looper

Laying down loops is quick and easy:
  1. Connect the HardWire DL-8 Delay/Looper pedal before your amp or in your amps effects loop. 
  2. Set controls to:
    • - Level: 12 o’clock
    • - Repeats: Minimum
    • - Time: 9 o’clock (adjust as needed)
    • - Mode: Loop
  3. Hold down the foot pedal until the LED indicator turns red and play your loop. Release the foot pedal when done.
  4. LED indicator turns green, loop automatically plays.
  5. To add more layers, repeat step 3.

Specifications

Digital
A/D/A Converters: 24-bit audio
Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
USB
Type: USB 1.1 Full Speed, supports USB 2.0
Protocol: Mass Storage
Connector: Type B

Memory
CompactFlashTM: Type I solid state only (Type II cards or IBM/Hitachi Microdrives™ not supported)
Size: 8 MB to 2 GB
Capacity: 1 minute per 5.29 MB, 99 loops per card
File Format: FAT16 only
Audio Format: Uncompressed .wav 44.1 kHz 16 bit mono

Inputs/Outputs
Instrument/Guitar Input: 1/4” Unbalanced (Tip-Sleeve)
Input Impedance: 1 MOhms
Maximum Input Level: 11 dBu
Microphone Input: XLR Balanced (Female XLR, pin 2 Hot), not powered
Input Impedance: 600 Ohms balanced
Maximum Input Level: -7.5 dBu
Auxiliary Input: 1/8” Stereo (Tip-Ring-Sleeve), sums to mono
Input Impedance: 20 kOhms
Maximum Input Level: 0 dBu
Footswitch: 1/4” jack (Tip-Ring-Sleeve)
compatible with optional FS3X
Line/Headphone Output: 1/4” Mono (Tip-Ring-Sleeve)
Stereo headphone compatible with 50 Ohms
minimum impedance, driven by mono signal
Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
Maximum Output Level: 10 dBu

Power
US and Canada: 1 20 VAC, 60 Hz Adapter: PS0913B - 120
Japan: 100 VAC, 50/60 Hz Adapter: PS0913B - 100
Europe: 230 VAC, 50 Hz Adapter: PS0913B - 230
UK: 240 VAC, 50 Hz Adapter: PS0913B - 240
Power Input: 9 VAC 1.3 A
Power Consumption: 7 Watts

General
Dimensions: 6.7” Width x 5.6” Length x 2.6” Height
Weight: 2.88 lbs


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I realize not many people have reported this problem but it's there.
Doug
The key (for me) was to practice the lick I wanted to loop enough times so that I could play it continuously without thinking.
Cal Thomas
I bought it as a Father's Day gift for my husband and he absolutely loves it.
L. Boerbon

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Doug on February 21, 2006
Sorry folks...the JamMan just isn't quite ready as a reliable, live performance tool. Using a high-capacity compact flash card (1GB), my loops were consistently corrupted after about the 4th or 5th overdub (especially on loops of faster tempos). I tried several brand new cards and even exchanged the JamMan for another one. Same problem. The thing is built like a tank. Unfortunately, the problem with corrupted loops means that it's just not dependable enough to use in live performances. Believe me, you don't want to find yourself in the middle of a live performance and suddenly have an extra 1 or 2 beats magically show up in the middle of your loop. Probably not a good impression on your audience. :-) I've been in contact with DigiTech but no fix yet. Let's hope they find a fix to this problem soon.

You can check out the discussion on Yahoo's JamMan discussion group, for more details and examples of the problem. I would strongly recommend holding off on getting a JamMan right now. Give DigiTech some time to work out the bugs first. I realize not many people have reported this problem but it's there. As more people experiment with it, the glitch is making itself known.

I give it 2 stars for effort. If you don't intend to loop more than 3 or 4 layers, on smaller-capacity compact flash cards, you're probably okay. Even so, I wouldn't risk it in a live performance though.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Cal Thomas on February 27, 2008
I bought the Jam Man on a Friday, played with it Friday night, all day Saturday, and for a couple of hours with my rig on Saturday night. Sunday morning I packed it with the rest of my rig and used it live with the worship team I play with.

You have to read the instructions and perfect your technique with this pedal. The dual pedal design makes the learning curve less steep, and the auto record mode is great for live performance. Turn on auto record, tap the left pedal play the lick you want to record, tap the pedal to stop recording and start looping. Hit the left pedal again to overdub.

The biggest hurdle is learning to play with the loop in mind. The biggest mistake I made was trying to play a complete loop, then hit the pedal to stop recording. The key (for me) was to practice the lick I wanted to loop enough times so that I could play it continuously without thinking. Try practicing with a metronome or (surprise) a drum loop.

Once you can knock the lick out without thinking, put the Jam man in auto record and hit the left pedal. Start playing the lick, and concentrate on hitting the pedal again (to stop recording and go into loop mode) in between the licks as you're repeating them.

It'll take a couple of tries, but eventually you'll be able to hit the pedal right on time and making a good loop. Practicing the lick to the point it becomes automatic lets you concentrate on hitting the pedal at the right time. After a while you'll be able to do it smoothly and slip in overdubs right on time.

The first time I used it, I "cheated" and created the loop at home, adding overdubs to thicken up.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Kevin H on July 30, 2006
After just shelling out $300 for a guitar pedal, I had rather high expectations. Little did I know that I was paying $300 for an invaluable tool for improvement. JamMan has so many useful features, it will make your practicing WAY more efficient. Not only can you record anything you want to and play it back in a loop, you can keep adding to it to create a sudo-band to jam with. And you can slow the tempo down on that band to practice the tough solos. Essentially, I can play a Jimi Hendrix song with just me by adding the drone drums that come with the pedal, recording chords and soloing over the loop that I created. And if I have a band, I can record my bassist or drummer, or better yet, BOTH, and have something to practice with! VERY USEFUL!

It's relatively easy to figure out, and puts out good volume. If you run distortion on your amp though, the sounds gets kinda muddled.

Well worth the money! Improved my guitar playing a LOT!
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By wizard on November 29, 2008
hello.. i've had my jamman for about 6 days now and i've been getting some great use out of it.. i love all the features and it seems like a pretty awesome beast.. that's why it makes me sad to say i have to return it! i bought it for LIVE looping and so far it's been very unreliable..

so i have a bunch of beats stored that i made on some drum machines... i start to play over them and i do end up looping quite a few layers (bass, guitar, synth, etc).. sometimes i get to a point (not always with a million layers, sometimes just a few) where when i push the overdub button the WHOLE loop gets screwed up.. even the original loop (drums) looses it's rhythm and sounds like it's skipping... this would be quite embarrassing live..

at this point in the malfunction (while it's "skipping" you can undo the last layer and the beat goes back to
normal, but anytime from then on (until you switch loops entirely) anytime you put it on overdub it messes up the rhythm again..

this happens like one out of every nine or ten loops.... scary!

this is a tragedy to me because i LOVE the features of the looper!! USB backup/loop transfer?!?! 99 storage slots, 3 inputs.. this things would be AWESOME if it functioned as it should..
i posted my problem in a jamman forum only to hear from COUNTLESS other people that theirs has this error too! i even had two people told me they sent 'em back to digitech and the company returned the loopers to them saying there is nothing wrong with them... i wish there was an update or something.. i'm super bummed...
i don't understand how this could pass a quality control test and end up in MASS PRODUCTION! oh well.. just thought i'd let people know so you don't have to return it... although if you are getting it just to practice it would still be amazing.. just my thoughts... - a sad looper
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