Super Duper Looper

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Super Duper Looper
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“mix” here), but it adds several new features,
including controls for gain, tone and LFO
modulation depth and speed, as well as four
subdivision settings—quarter, dotted-eighth,
triplet or 16th note—that are accessible by
pressing down on the feedback knob.
Holding down the tap-tempo footswitch for
several seconds engages a trails setting that lets
the last repeat ring out after the effect is turned
off. Likewise, pressing the feedback knob for a
few seconds engages a unique Chase mode that
cycles through a sequence of different timedivision values. Five sequences are available,
creating effects previously unavailable from an
analog delay pedal. There is also an input that
lets you control delay time with an optional
expression pedal.
Super Duper Looper
WAY HUGE SUPA-PUSS ANALOG DELAY By Ch ris G ill
W
HEN IT COMES TO RICH,
creamy analog delay tone,
the Way Huge Aqua-Puss
is pretty hard to beat. But
as good as it sounds, it lacks a few features,
including long delay times. To answer those
demands (and then some), Way Huge mastermind Jeorge Tripps has introduced the SupaPuss, which goes above and beyond the original, resulting in perhaps the most versatile
true analog delay pedal on the market today.
FEATURES While the Aqua-Puss provides a
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maximum delay time of 300ms, the Supa-Puss
delivers three to 10 times as much. The delay
knobs offers 50 to 900ms of delay, and the taptempo footswitch makes up to three seconds
of delay available, though at times longer than
two seconds the delay tone sounds more like
a ring modulator, due to underclocking of the
anti-alias filters. Even so, many adventurous
guitarists will welcome that as yet another of
this pedal’s cool features.
Like the Aqua-Puss, the Supa-Puss has
controls for feedback and blend (called
The Supa-Puss has delay
times ranging from 50ms
to three seconds, with all
the creamy, luscious analog
delay tones of the AquaPuss.
PERFORMANCE The Supa-Puss delivers
the same fat, warm delay tones that made the
Aqua-Puss so desirable, but the new features
take it to an entirely new dimension. The gain
and tone controls allow users to shape the
delay tone to be as clean, gritty, dark or crisp as
they like, and the modulation depth and speed
controls add rich chorus and vibrato effects to
the pedal’s repertoire. The trails setting is perfect for dub enthusiasts who want controllable endless-feedback effects that respond to
playing dynamics, while the Chase mode is fun
for experimental-minded players. Using the
trails setting and an expression pedal, you can
create flying buzz-saw and spaceship sounds
that even the best digital modeling pedals can’t
convincingly replicate.
Unlike the analog delays of yesteryear,
the Supa-Puss is surprisingly quiet, which
makes it a great tool for the studio as well as
the stage. The multitude of effects that it can
create makes it like an instrument unto itself,
providing seemingly endless textures, riffs and
soundscapes to inspire and explore.
The LFO modulation
section, trails setting and
five Chase modes offer
exciting new effects,
while the gain and tone
controls shape the delay
signal’s character.
THE BOTTOM LINE
With expanded delay time and a
wide variety of useful and unusual
features, the Way Huge Supa-Puss
offers a vast improvement over
the Aqua-Puss and provides a lifetime of inspiration.