What is a looper microphone?
A looper microphone works just like a normal microphone, but lets you record what you sing, replay it in a loop and sing over it.
Beatboxing is very cool, but takes years to perfect. Acappella singing is beautiful, but you can't do harmonies on your own. With the Loopa you will be knocking out beatbox rhythms faster than ever before, and performing complete acappella songs before you know it.
The Loopa makes it super-easy to record a loop and sing over it. This lays the foundations for a great performance.
Beatboxers create complex rhythms by quickly making different sounds. This is hard to do, and takes a lot of practice. Using the Loopa you can record a simple beat and loop it. Then add more sounds on top of it. Very quickly you end up with a complex rhythm. As a beginner, it's a great way to start beatboxing. As an accomplished artist, it lets you expand your performance even further.
But the Loopa isn't just for singers. If you can make a noise, you can loop it. Hit it, bang it, loop it!
So it's just a microphone and a looper?
Adding a standard looper to an existing microphone would have been possible, but wrong. Every time Sonuus creates a world-first product we go beyond convention. Stretch boundaries.
Everything has to work together in concert — the feel in your hand; the sound of the microphone; the integrity of the looping.
A condenser microphone capsule is used in the Loopa. It costs more than a dynamic capsule, but is physically more robust, captures transient signals more transparently and gives a more natural and articulate reproduction of your voice. Its cardioid (directional) response reduces feedback and rejects unwanted background sounds.
A Sonuus-designed looper was the only option capable of meeting the reliability and functionality we demanded.
All this comes together in a unique body-form that's well-balanced, tactile and beautiful.
Size: 195mm x 51mm (diameter)
Weight: 160g (without battery)
Power supply: 1.5V AA battery (1.0 - 3.0V supported)
Battery Life: 10 hours typical (NiMH rechargeable, 2900mA.hr)
Output Impedance: 1.5kOhm, unbalanced
Output: 3-pin XLR male (pin 1=ground, pin2=signal)
Capsule:Permanently polarised condenser
SPL: 128dB (1% distortion).
Frequency Response: 110Hz - 20kHz
Polar Response: Cardioid (uni-directional)
Pop/wind protection: Multi-level metal grille and internal foam windshield
Internal audio format: 32-bit floating point
Record time: > 13 minutes
Undo levels: 15 (maximum)
Controls: Play, Stop, Record, Overdub, Loop level, Undo, Redo
(2 buttons one wheel)