Line 6 JM4 Looper
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Line 6 JM4 Looper

JM4 Looper, Looper from Line 6 in the Stompboxes Modeler series.

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moosers 01/11/2009

Line 6 JM4 Looper: Produktbewertung von moosers (content in English)

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The Line 6 JM4 is a loop and delay foot pedal that is designed for use with any electronic instrument, and also has the capability to be used with a microphone.  Since the pedal has an XLR input for a microphone you can use it for singing and do some pretty awesome overall.  In addition to the XLR input, it also has a variety of 1/4 inch connections for inputs and outputs.  It is a digital pedal that isn't rackable because it is a foot pedal.

UTILIZATION

Using the Line 6 JM4 for its basic features isn't too hard at all, but diving deeper will take some time simply because there is so much that you can do with this pedal.  For starters, you have the parameters to control your tone including knobs for amp modeling, drive, bass, mid, treble, as well as effects like chorus, flanger, phaser, and tremolo and different types of delays like tape echo and sweep echo, which are two of my favorite modes found on the Line 6 DL4 delay pedal.  In addition to these tone parameters, you then have all of the controls for recording and looping your sounds, which are in digital form and can take some time to understand everything that it going on, but is fairly simply to do basic recording and looping.  The manual is helpful and is definitely worth having around if you are trying to learn everything about this pedal.


SOUND QUALITY

The sound quality of the Line 6 JM4 is pretty good overall.  While it does sound good in terms of the recording and the playback as it won't color the tone too much other than how you set the parameters, the effects sounds like they are digitally processed, which of course they are.  They aren't all that realistic, so I tend not to use them that much because I have other pedals that I can use if I want other effects, so I really only use this pedal for looping, recording, and storing.


OVERALL OPINION

If you are someone who loves to loop things and play around by playing over things you have prerecorded, this pedal is for you.  The price is reasonable as it is about the same price of the other pedals in this line.  While you get a taste of the looper on the DL4, this pedal has infinitely more capabilities in terms of the time that you can record and the amount of information that you can store.  I love having the capability to record all of my ideas and play off of them within a single pedal as I find it great for coming up with ideas.  While there are a bunch of similar types of pedals out there, the Line 6 JM4 is put together well and I would definitely recommend checking it out along with some of the other loopers out there on the market like the ones made by Digitech and Boss.