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KT Tunstall – Black Horse and the Cherry Tree

Check out this – KT Tunstall from Scotland using looping to great effect. There could be a looper in my future! Amazing!

KT Tunstall – Black Horse And The Cherry Tree
This page reveals how she does it and what gear she uses:

Frets – KT Tunstall

Tunstall’s looper of choice is the Akai E2 Headrush, a footpedal device that offers 16-bit digital delay, simulated tape echo, and a phrase-looping audio recorder with unlimited layering. The Headrush (which Tunstall calls my “Wee Bastard”) boasts a maximum delay time of nearly 24 seconds, tap-tempo echo, and individual outputs for the box’s four virtual “tape heads.” As loopers go, the Headrush provides simple operation via two footswitches: One starts and stops the loop, the other turns the recording (or overdubbing) function on and off. To learn more about looping—its history, an overview of real-time looping hardware, and guitarists who make repeating audio the foundation of their music—read “Looping” in the April ’06 Guitar Player. Those shopping for a looper will want to read GP’s review of such devices (“Looping Pedal Roundup! Four Digital Repeat Boxes”) in the June ’06 issue. To explore the looper community, visit

The wee bastard:

Akai Headrush