Headrush Intros Looperboard, ‘The Most Powerful Looper Pedal Ever’

Headrush has introduced the Looperboard, described as ‘the most powerful and intuitive standalone looper pedal ever’.

The Looperboard features a quad-core DSP system, a 7” touch interface, and a generous set of audio inputs and outputs. It offers over eight hours of on-board recording time, with time-stretch, premium onboard effects, external USB/SD loop storage, onboard USB audio interface and more.

Features:

  • 7″ high-resolution multi-touch display
  • Over 9 hours of internal recording time
  • Record up to 4 stereo or mono looper tracks at a time
  • Click track and smart quantization features
  • Tap tempo with intelligent time-stretch
  • Premium built-in FX for guitars, vocals, percussion and more
  • (4) Combo XLR + 1/4″ Inputs with switchable phantom power
  • (4) Assignable XLR, 1/4″ outputs, and headphone outputs
  • MIDI In and Out for receiving MIDI clock and external MIDI control
  • (2) USB-A and (1) SD storage inputs for loop storage and audio import
  • Built-in USB audio interface
  • Over 300 built-in drum and percussion loops for getting started

Video Demos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuLpRkA9Yfo&list=PLgthB6PtE_OViN0bVXWCKUQ0jqZ_OPlBQ

Pricing and Availability

The Looperboard is available now for $899.

21 thoughts on “Headrush Intros Looperboard, ‘The Most Powerful Looper Pedal Ever’

    1. Yes it can. In the second video that came up he says “Any looper track can be different lengths in Free Mode”. Boom, there it is, finally. The only other I know of is the Boss RC505 which is for the desktop and super easy to use, like ultra-easy. No bells and whistles, just looping and overdubbing.

  1. nobody wants this shit. an ipad does all of this. pls make a piece of hardware that can sync loops of different lengths fk

    1. Ok, but you have to consider that an has no built-in audio- nor midi-connections. Maybe you could spend some on a new drill machine and drill some holes for connecting your cables with the ipad. Furthermore controlling the iPad by your feet needs a bit of training.. Cheers

      1. imo all-in-oneing a simple stage mixer with a looper leaves you with a massive looper and a half-featured stage mixer

    2. I’ve been looping for over 20 years and your comment is ridiculous. 1) The Headrush can sync loops of different lengths. 2) Building a looper rig with an iPad or computer that does all of this in one box will cost you at least price of the Headrush looper and would unlimately be a PIA, I know this because I’ve done it on a computer with Mainstage, Ableton and Mobius. A decent iPad alone will cost 600 dollars plus the cost of adapters/foot-switches/cables/audio interface etc. etc.

    1. Unfortunately the RC – 505 doesn’t sound that well at all, plus it is not good for touring as it is not sturdy at all. Plastic faders keep breaking. The 95000 is much better but unfortunately has not the possibility to record loops with different lengths and has just two inputs. RC 505 has a mic input but mic preamp is of poor quality.

  2. Happy to see you can actually set Rec –> Dub after first loop, but… uh, guys: “Feedback” control?!?

    Not seeing any mention of Feedback/Loop Decay/Etc. (Although I can’t find the ***! manual on the website, or else I’d confirm that myself). If that’s not in there, then this is just another glorified Phrase Sampler. I am soooo sick of the hype behind these “World’s Most Advanced” modern loopers that can’t even match the base functionality of a bog-standard looper from the 1990’s.

    I’m also interested to see how well the time-stretch and pitch algorithm stacks up against the old Electrix Repeater. Can it transpose/stretch across several octaves? Will it track the pitch of a loop to incoming MIDI notes? What about re-recording/bouncing tracks across each other while using the internal effects or real-time manipulations? Anything unique and interesting like the LP-1’s Scramble mode, or the EDP’s Unrounded Multiply? For $900, it better be able to handle most of these.

    And where’s the freakin’ manual online so I don’t have to keep asking all these stupid questions? >:^(

  3. I’m not that into looping and loopers, that said, this more full-featured approach is LONG over-due. It has always seemed that loopers, up to now, haven’t really taken advantage of the available tech. And this box seems to have a nice compliment of i/o, effects, memory, and features to make more interesting looping possible. The $900 price may seem intense to some, but if looping is the centerpiece of a live performer’s rig, this is a pretty small ask.

    It would have been nice to see more MIDI implementation. For example, if alongside the 4 audio tracks, there could be a palette of MIDI loops that could run some external gear. There could even be some more clever MIDI implementations. I understand those features would only be used by a small percentage of players, but still, it would be a nice way to bring some synth nerds on board.

  4. Happy to see you can actually set Rec –> Dub after first loop, but… uh, guys: “Feedback” control?!?

    Not seeing any mention of Feedback/Loop Decay/Etc. (Although I can’t find the ***! manual on the website, or else I’d confirm that myself). If that’s not in there, then this is just another glorified Phrase Sampler. I am soooo sick of the hype behind these “World’s Most Advanced” modern loopers that can’t even match the base functionality of a bog-standard looper from the 1990’s.

    I’m also interested to see how well the time-stretch and pitch algorithm stacks up against the old Electrix Repeater. Can it transpose/stretch across several octaves? Will it track the pitch of a loop to incoming MIDI notes? What about re-recording/bouncing tracks across each other while using the internal effects or real-time manipulations? Anything unique and interesting like the LP-1’s Scramble mode, or the EDP’s Unrounded Multiply? For $900, it better be able to handle most of these.

    And where’s the freakin’ manual online so I don’t have to keep asking all these stupid questions? >:^(

  5. dustbunnies,
    Thats the million dollar question, Any manufacturer of a loop device that doesn’t consider this has lost the battle for my money.
    With that said, I own a Headrush Pedalbord and it contains one of the best loopers on the market except for one fatal flaw; you can decay loop layers up to 100 layers but the fully decayed layers dont get ereased so when reach layer 100 hundred it just stops recording…Mindless lack of forethought on their part.
    Waiting for the next update.

    1. > you can decay loop layers up to 100 layers but the fully decayed layers dont get ereased so when reach layer 100 hundred it just stops recording…

      ooof.

    1. > Since it’s really a hands on unit, why put any foot switches on it? Just use an external pedal.

      Same thought. If it requires a bunch of touch interaction, my old back is going to want it up high.

  6. On Looperboard, any individual loop must be shorter than 5 minutes

    https://www.headrushfx.com/assets/downloads/Looperboard – User Guide – v1.0.1[3].pdf
    [quote]Recording & Playing Tracks

    The Looperboard lets you record onto four tracks and store each set of four tracks as a loop. Each track can have up to 99 layers. Each track can be a minimum of 1 second long, and a maximum of 5 minutes long. You can record, play, and stop tracks independently of each other.[/quote]


    ^^ this is the deal breaker for me – new Looperboard (aka the USS Nimitz Aircraft Carrier) is restricted to no more than 5 minute max loop length

    – Meanwhile the Large Headrush Pedal Board or Gigboard can make 20 minute length loops
    VV

    https://www.headrushfx.com/assets/downloads/Pedalboard – User Guide – v2.1.pdf


    Shame they froze the LooperBoard design and committed $$$ to plunge into Full production without talking to actual gigging musicians to understand the limited stage footprint 99% of us must adhere to at our live music gig

    Looperboard seems more of management bean counter dictating:

    “Priority 1 is lets monetize a new Looper product profit center. Build it from our existing parts bin.
    Hold off and delay (i.e. only off the clock and in your spare time) fixing what our existing Headrush / Gigboard user base discovered is broke / not implemented on our existing products ”

    If another month goes by and no release of firmware 2.01 for Gigboard occurs, this will speak volumes about their agenda

  7. Yep, another damn shame…I’d love to know who was the primary consulting artist in the design of this thing?
    Oh wait, looks like they didn’t consult with any…
    This thing is just unnecessary… I want them to fix the Pedalboards’ Looper to correct the decay function.

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