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Looper's Delight Review #1
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Zoom 2100

by Gareth Whittock
October 6, 1998

Yesterday I tried out the new Zoom 2100 multi effects unit. It's small, only about 12" x 8". This means the footswitches are a bit close together. You can record 3 x 5sec, "jam" loops all of which are available simultaneously. When you've made a loop though it doesn't latch so you need to keep your foot, (or a brick) on the pedal. This is quite handy for retriggerring a sequence. I recorded a sequence in 3 parts and fired each in turn. This lends itself to the possibility of varying the order of the sequences but would need some nifty footwork. There is a 6 sec delay available and a 10sec one. No 10 sec with the "jam function". In addition there is a 16 sec loop, (the 32 sec loop really fries, it sounds like 8 bits) it is possible to vary the tempo without varying the pitch if you so choose. I couldn't try this though since you have to go in via an aux mini jack to take advantage of the pitch shifting facility - silly. The manual does warn of excessive wobble in this mode, (my words not theirs). The unit is generally a bit lo-fi which is why I'm putting my pennies towards an Echoplex rather than buying this unit as a stopgap. There is a continuous frying/vinyl surface noise effect behind everything. I'm sure some would welcome this but it isn't for me. Still for 150 quid is a great unit for experimentation and generally larking about with.

Gareth Whittock

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