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Got a great lick that you'd like to expand on, or a distinctive chord progression that you think could serve as the foundation for an exciting improvisation or an inspired solo? Explore your creativity to its fullest with the G1Xon Looper, which allows you to layer up to 30 seconds of performance (through the effect or effects of your choice) in high quality 16-bit audio. Recording time can either be set manually or to a preset number of quarter notes, up to 64 beats, and starting and stopping the Looper (as well as readying it for an overdub or clearing its memory altogether) is as easy as pressing a pedal—no hands required.
The earliest sound effects were strictly studio productions. In the mid to late 1940s, recording engineers and experimental musicians such as Les Paul began manipulating reel-to-reel recording tape to create echo effects and unusual, futuristic sounds. Microphone placement ("miking") techniques were used in spaces with specially designed acoustic properties to simulate echo chambers .    In 1948 DeArmond released the Trem-Trol, the first commercially available stand-alone effects unit. This device produced a tremolo by passing an instrument's electrical signal through a water-based electrolytic fluid.  Most stand-alone effects of the 1950s and early 60s such as the Gibson GA-VI vibrato unit and the Fender reverb box, were expensive and impractical, requiring bulky transformers and high voltages . The original stand-alone units were not especially in-demand as many effects came built into amplifiers. The first popular stand-alone was the 1958 Watkins Copicat, a relatively portable tape echo effect made famous by the British band, The Shadows .  
The Strymon BigSky is one of the most fully-featured and sonically diverse pieces of reverb hardware available. If you just want basic, classic-sounding reverbs (with uncompromisingly high sound quality, of course), the BigSky over delivers as a quick scroll through the various Room, Hall, Plate, Spring, and Reflections presets will show. If you have more eclectic tastes and want something more than variations of traditional reverb ambience, there are plenty of choices in the BigSky to satisfy just about any reverb need. Without further ado, let’s introduce the reverb machines.