We live in an exciting time when new music technology comes out almost daily and the envelope as musicians, both on and offstage , is pushed further with options and avenues to express our creativity. As a vocal loop artist, the music industry is plush with options to build your sound and deliver the best show you can. Recently Pigtronix invited me into the stellar artist family and I’ve been asked to help raise the awareness of their flagship loop pedal, The Infinity Looper. I have spent the past number of weeks waist deep in the Infinity and culled an initial knowledge base that has brought to light some very exciting options and features tucked into the infinity that will be of use to instrumental loopers, vocal loopers, beatboxers and even entire bands! My initial thoughts on the Infinity Looper? It’s about time somebody thought of that!
In the future I will be releasing videos, both performances and tutorials on the Infinity. Today’s blog serves as my initial thoughts on the Infinity, and I will be following up with additional blogs/videos in the coming weeks and months.
If you’ve made it this far into this blog more than likely you are a musician. You have played clubs, bars, concert halls, festivals, churches, temples, street performed, toured, recorded and have your own viable experiences and knowledge base about looping. Remember that one gig you did, where the pedal didn’t engage when it should have and it left you hanging? Remember that feeling of: Man, if my pedal only engaged when I wanted….Man, I’d kill for a pedal that had near-zero latency. Well, the Infinity is that pedal you wanted when you looked down at your pedal board forlornly wanting a quick looper. You want playback? Here it is. No lagging. You want reverse? Fine. You want a one shot armed once you hit the bridge? Done. The engagement speed of the Infinity is about as quick as I’ve seen.
This is a broad topic, but I want to include it on my initial thoughts on the Infinity. The flexibility of the Infinity is going to appeal ambient loopers. The duel input and outputs will be very useful to bands that want to incorporate live looping onstage, I also think it will be useful to studio guys/gals that want to input two different instruments and/or go out into two different amps. A USB port will allow you to upload/download content and update your Infinity so it has all of the latest patches/updates/etc. The after-market support from Pigtronix is very active and helpful. I’ve recently invested in another hat to wear. After watching some of the best ambient loopers on tour this past fall, I started practicing using independent loops instead of phrase looping. The Infinity takes two looping banks and removes the constraints and bonds of a definitive form and gives you seamless freedom and a ….pardon the expression…near infinite options to use two alternate betwixt two independent loops at your leisure.
Pigtronix has just launched their micro-site dedicate to the Infinity Looper. It can be found here. It is available for purchase worldwide at your local dealer. Big thanks to the Pigtronix team for inviting me aboard and you the reader for taking the time to invest in my blog. Look for more Infinity Looper posts in the future!!
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
April 7, 2015
Just Alliance's Blog
Thoughts, ideas and musical musings from this Silver State Loop Artist.