Hi all - new here, looking for some stories/opinions/thoughts.
TL/DR: I like the EHX 2880 generally speaking, but find that it’s very sensitive to signal clipping - wondering if it’s just me, or if other’s have found the same thing, wondering if a compressor would help, or looking for recommended alternatives for looping hardware.
I’m using the EHX 2880 as the sort of ‘master looper’ in a live looping set up. There are a handful of signal chains going on in the overall design:
- Baritone electric guitar -> various effects -> Boredbrain Patchulator 8000 -> Art PRO MX822 Mixer
- Nord Drum 2 -> MX822
- MX 822 Aux Send (mono) -> BoredBrain Patchulator 8000 -> EHX 2880 (stereo out) -> TC Trinity 2 (stereo in/out) -> MX822 Aux Return (Stereo)
- BoredBrain Patchulator has two DL4 units hooked in, which I dedicate to either just the guitar or the AUX send depending on the need. Guitar takes up one more input, then the AUX send. The rest are dedicated to whatever I decide to plug into there.
What I’m finding is that the 2880 seems to have mixed results on how it handles the signal entering it. It can be very sensitive to clipping and distortion, and it seems to be somewhat random - volume might make it happen, or just too much information coming in. It’s hard to tell. I’m wondering if a compressor just before the 2880 would be an approach. But I’m also curious, as it’s an old unit, if there might be just a better option for the ‘master looper’ in this chain. Does the 45000 solve this issue in that update? Would a Boomerang III be more stable?
I’m open to any feedback. And do let me know if I’m overlooking anything stupid or have been unclear - I’m always looking to learn.