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Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 10 reviews )
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KetchJ09/30/2013

KetchJ's review"Wonderful"

Akai Professional Head Rush E2
I use both the tape analog mostly but the digital delay works very well too. I use a TC Electronics Ditto for my loop. Both of these pedals are awesome; together, I doubt that there is a better combo for an on stage pedal board.

UTILIZATION

Tape analog and digital delay each SUPER easy to use and they do it very, very well.

SOUND QUALITY

No noticeable high end loss or hum.

OVERALL OPINION

Almost perfect. The downside is the large footprint and that a standard 9v (adapter) isn't used. The loop time is very short, hence my use of the Ditto looper (10 mins and SUPER small footprint).

Overall, it is worth it's price just for the tape analog delay and digital delay, both for the ease of use and the customization abilities available. The size being that of two pedals makes it ok as you ARE getting two pedals in one.
yoTrakkz12/01/2011

yoTrakkz's review"nice delay"

Akai Professional Head Rush E2
The Akai Headrush E2 is a standard digital delay. It's pretty barebones as far as these pedals go. The settings are arguably the most minimal settings on any a Digital Delay, simply being able to adjust level, delay time, feedback, etc. The last switch also incorporates a hold; feature, which will basically loop short phrases as long as you depress the pedal with your foot. There are two outputs, one on either side, but i haven't ever used more than one so I can't comment on using that. There's nothing crazy like midi or computer editing options on it either.


UTILIZATION

This product is incredibly simple. If you don't want to much getting in the way, this would be perfect for you. Not much too explain and will only take a few moments to get a grasp of it. Even if you don't know what any of the knob settings mean at first, you'll get a feel for it quickly.


SOUND QUALITY

Akai makes great digital delay pedals, and this one is no exception. I've never had anything but good experiences with this pedal as far as sound quality goes. I play guitar and I think the pedal is perfect for this, though I doubt a bass would sound any worse going through it. The hold feature is pretty cool although it's not a replacement for a loop station, since it tends to sound pretty clipped. It's better as a jarring effect then a legitimate loop.


OVERALL OPINION

I've used this pedal for about 5 years and I've never had a problem with it really. I sometimes wish that I could do a bit more with it, but that would mean getting something much more expensive and generally unnecessary for me personally. I like how simple it is, which makes it easy to change settings on the go. That being said, programming pre-set settings onto it is not possible, and that would likely make it easier to use in live settings. I ended up going with this simply because it was cheapest, so I'd recommend shopping around and maybe checking out some other pedals first (check out the other Akai pedals, just because they all tend to sound pretty good.) I don't know if I'd pick this up again but it's certainly not a regrettable choice.
wwhhhaatt07/12/2011

wwhhhaatt's review"One of the best loopers"

Akai Professional Head Rush E2
Digital delay with three modes: standard delay, tape echo emulation, and looper. It has 23 seconds of delay time.


There are controls for level of the delay or looper, high frequency damping (high end roll off), feedback, time, ratio, and head gap.

1/4' inputs and outputs including a wet only output, mix output (head 1), and outputs for heads 2,3 and 4. It requires a 9volt Dc adapter

UTILIZATION

I bought this pedal second hand without a manual and didn't have too hard of a time figuring it out. The basic set up is just like any other delay pedal but gets a little more intricate if you plan on using the individual head outputs. I did not get too into that part but it allows you to send four separate delay lines out through different outputs. The delay lines are divided by the ratio and head gap knobs.

SOUND QUALITY

I used this pedal in a guitar set up and the sound quality was great. I never really noticed any tonal degradation but then again I'm not super particular about that kind of thing. I don't set my amp up with just the guitar and then expect it to sound exactly the same after plugging ten pedals in line before it. The tape echo mode was very nice and the high frequency damping allows you to get a pretty authentic sound. I am sure you would notice the difference in a studio but for live use I would much rather drag this out then bring an old actual tape unit out that requires maintenance. The looping was very clean and the stomps have a great feel. This is on par if not better than the line 6 dl4 in regards to getting you loops in time.

OVERALL OPINION

I have heard of problems with people loosing loops and other hiccups but I never came across this in the 2 years I owned it.

I think I am in the majority when I say that I used this pedal in looper mode 99% of the time. The delays sounded fine and I'm sure there are people out there that love the separate "head" outputs but I think there are better options for a stand alone delay pedal. The looper is just great and is worth the price of admission on it's own. I no longer own the pedal but I would buy one again in a heart beat if I needed another looper.
carimbabar09/16/2014

carimbabar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional Head Rush E2
The E2 Headrush is a delay, echo, with separate outputs, and to a lesser extent a looper up to 37 sec.
It was in the order of the knobs, the level of the effect (or loop in "variable" mode) a damp hf, which cuts treble on the effect, the number of repetitions of the delay, and a mode manual adjustment of delay time thereof.
It was then a setting that allows you to set when the delay is fading, and a time to narrow, more pointed, the first setting of the genre (if I'm making myself clear).
It has two switches, one for the output level of the loop (in looper mode, so) that may be affected by the level knob, or remain stationary, and a second that defines quality and time looping, 11 or 37 sec of memory.
The outputs are in jack 6 "35, and there are 5!
A main, which couples the raw signal and the processed effect, and 4 others intended to simulate the passage on the heads as for tape echoes. They can therefore join different outputs, 4 amps, 4 channel strips or more reasonably, 4 audio interface inputs.
No editing by computer possible, no usb, you plug the microphone (with an adapter), and his guitar playing, old.

UTILIZATION

The config is very simple and clear, I do not remember having too consulted the manual but I downloaded easily, manual pdf in case.
Editing sounds is simple, the commissioning of the looper too, but the buttons would have earned to be bigger, especially switches to start and stop loops. If it does not bother me when using the delay for the looper, sometimes I was not able to start my loop or stop in time, which is sometimes annoying.
Mode change, delay in looper, could also benefit from a different type of switch, with two switches at the same time, it's not top-top.

SOUND QUALITY

Side effects on the other hand, it's great! I like the delays, color, sounds fast and well, even in the studio, I use little echo, and I rarely use more than one outlet, I'd better explain the Camaguey everything.
The looper sounds great too, no loss of sound or dynamics, compared to a Digitech JamMan, or Boss, it sounds much better, less corrupt.
I use it with electric and acoustic guitars, electric bass, sometimes a voice and machines by assigning it to send my mixing desk, live, it works very well, thank you!

OVERALL OPINION

I have a few years, it is still good, no worries.
The pedal is solid, well finished, connectors qualities, nothing moves, or do crunches, or any noise "beginning of the end."
She is beautiful, I like the color blue.
At his level, I have not tried other delays, except maybe a Gigadelay Boss, which is a sacred gasworks.
There at least we live in the heart of the matter, the idea of ​​multiple outputs is interesting, but I've never taken the time to actually operate.
I used the delay, direct mode with tap tempo, to play alone or to the effects of "reggae" type.
The looper is great in terms of sound, but I still run properly galley loops or not I pressed enough, I press two switches at the same time (I do shoes as 43), well ... However it sounds great, even if we can not store or save the above-said loops.
I bought 119 euros Musik Store, I can not even remember when, I always have it in my pedal board, ready ...
acromontagne10/15/2009

acromontagne's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional Head Rush E2
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UTILIZATION

Very simple. I use it mainly for making loops with the voice. For me the time loop is sufficient and as I live while the fact that we can not store the loops does not bother me. I found the buttons quite practical and accurate. ... Lack of XLR inputs, and a few new options available to loopers, saving the loop (but I'm using it!)

SOUND QUALITY

For my loop to use the voice is fine. We sometimes hear the click of the start of registration, but nothing catastrophic. Also, a bug that bothers me if I touch his foot with the 2 buttons reading and rec at the same time it goes to the loop delay and I lose everything that is saved ... It happened to me sometimes. on the other hand there are 2 outputs one where the source and mixed with the loop and the other where we only hear the loop. On stage I use my voice as the second line passes through another slice and it's great.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 4 years. I had to do 200 concerts. It is coupled with a Digitech Vocal 300 and frankly even on large system it sounds! I had the HR1 and I tested the RC20 that I have not liked the sound level. Not tested Jamman.
Yes I would do this choice. Maybe if I was more loop on the stage I test RC50 ...
If you want to hear and see a piece done with the loops live:
https://www.dailymotion.com/user/trameproduction/video/xabakc_dedans-dehors-41-dedans-avec-lauren_music
manuk08/02/2008

manuk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional Head Rush E2
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UTILIZATION

Simple operation, no need for any manual is clear.
Buttons very reactive ...

SOUND QUALITY

The digital delay is perfect for me:
Setting tap tempo-precise
Hf-button warm damp perfectly sound (it will delay the ultra cool to the analog sound)
Long-period delay
tape echo simulation disappointed me on a point that if you move the button one time does not affect the pitch of repetition as the de-7 for ibanez. What I think is a shame and what m requires it to keep for-7 for that.
Otherwise the tape echo is very clean and gets dirty as the extreme settings; ..
Time-loop is sufficient for me because that time I did not superimpose bass over 3 couches.La sound quality is perfect

OVERALL OPINION

Only tested and adopted looper
to 112.9 euros MusicStore he buries all other at value for money ....
Good options delay
La gratte à tonton07/18/2008

La gratte à tonton's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional Head Rush E2
See spec at:
http://www.akaipro.com/e2headrush

Digital Electronics. Sturdy case that holds well on the ground. Knobs and buttons within easy reach. Well thought out ergonomics

UTILIZATION

Manuel very succinct but Headrush intuitive approach. It juggles Delay, Echo, and Looper.
The main use for me is the Looper.
Volume control of the output signal (signal modified by the internal electronics) that does not have enough range for my taste. Between zero and maximum position, there is little difference.
Another black spot I think it's time recording mode Looper. It was at max 37 seconds, making chick. (Way too little)
Another unfavorable remark: Can not save a recorded loop. This case has no input and has an entry μphone instrument .. It's a fair bit.
For those who want to short it's all good riffs but for others, big Pb .. I am part of others.

SOUND QUALITY

Good sound quality, nothing to say. My use is mostly not too Looper opinion on the time and the Echo.
I use this pedal with my guitar-Electric (Taylor, Yamaha), Yamaha MG82 to table mix + amp + speaker Yamaha S115 Interm.
I am truly saddened by the lack of recording time and the inability to store it somewhere loops.
In fact so much so that I return in exchange for a Digitech JamMan who seems more versatile, with Compact Flash storage, from a μPhone. While more expensive but probably better suited to my tastes

OVERALL OPINION

I have been using 2d and despite the good build quality, good sound quality, the price was right, I am disappointed with this box that I use mainly Looper.
Clearly, the 37s max recording is too short, the failure to store her curls is very disabling, as the only input device limits the use.
The E2 Headrush is currently in its original box towards the seller for an exchange with another more expensive model but certainly offering more opportunity.
Overall rating 4 / 10.
pistonpistache06/25/2007

pistonpistache's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional Head Rush E2
See previous opinion and E1.
The second version has more time loop and snore less.

UTILIZATION

Config extremely simple, everything is clear, even a drummer like me can use it, it said.
There's just the delay of 4 outputs that a little gadget in my eyes.
I am using the looper that actually, once in the very short delay to make a snare that sounds dub, and it works.

SOUND QUALITY

I use it now mute the output of the table, and I go to turn a line of low groundwater cheap organ and FX, and especially my DDRUM4.
The quality is impeccable for me, provided it does not overlap the same frequencies. She rounded a little sound, but it is not much.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had almost 2 years, and I confess it's my favorite toy.
It's simple, fun and it is especially an excellent teaching aid (I put a click in the base, I play over, I listen if I'm really in place)

In fact the basis I have chosen following a discussion with Cyril Atef, who uses two with which he juggles. I think to buy me a second for the same reasons.

For 150 € OCCAZ 'I would do the same choice.
10/07/2006

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional Head Rush E2
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UTILIZATION

The configuration is childish, the sytme of loop is very well Designed, I had fun trs quickly. I have not had a look at the manual yet, so all is well.

SOUND QUALITY

The quality of the delay and the echo is excellent compared my zoom 707 (cavernous), my Digitech Quad (a good but not impersonal), my Logic plug, the H2 is largely over for the guitar.

For the function loop (which motivated my purchase) the initial sound is a loss (when recording in any fawn is still losing the punch of the amp). In the case of the HeadRush, I find the loss ngligeable a good amp (I play on a small Fender Blues Junior and sounds !!!). I had several Akai samplers their sound has never POS problem.

To be complete here are my uses:

Or guitar-lctrique lctro to compose, test deuxime scratch or jam live, it's simple and have fun buddy soon be provided with the rhythm (the loop is deprecated to "musicians not square"), as with any long delay in Systm or sampling the quality of the closure of ease dpend rhythm (the machine is perfect for this view The closure is nickel)

-With a small Yamaha mixer on which I plug in a microphone static scne, my bass (through a SansAmp) and guitar (through a Vox Tonelab) with a I test a bunch of ides by asking layers succssives instrument (we have the right to have fun!)

-With a mixer on a drum set (if the headphone is not possible) to compose odd rhythmic loops

Rhodes, with my live is interesting too.

I prfre is the simplicity and power of the fashion loop, which I regret (I'm not the only one) is the lack of cumulative effects and memory loops ( but it is a guiding pedals live, it's not a multitrack!)

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for two weeks, but I knew his sister ane the H1 as the guitarist from my old group used often.

I tried the Boss, but I like least, and then the H2 looks like a tank, it inspires confidence.
I find the correct price quality ratio, I would do without this choice problem, I deuxime a guitarist on hand at all times (well, it tends to want to play like me, but there is no whims star)
mortished02/17/2005

mortished's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional Head Rush E2
- Delay / tape echo / loop recorder
- 1 input / output mix 1 / 4 outputs for tape echo indpendantes
- 2 6 knobs and footswitch to control the bte's simple and relatively efficient

UTILIZATION

The operation could not be simpler with respect to the delay and tape echo and the controls allow rglage prcis effects (the manual is optional carrment!) For the loop recorder for cons, the n is not that it is difficult to understand, but not in my ergonomic trs (more can not be used simultaneously with one of two effects ...): it starts the recording a sentence with the right footswitch then it shall adopt with the left, you can cut the loop and CRER Press again to switch the left (same for restart), it is also above the renregistrer Premire loop (that i must be spinning or we renregistre a new loop that clears the Premire) Press again to switch the right ... I personally do not stack more than two layers if the slurry has become infamous (taking into account the fact that I continue to play Obviously it loops) press again finally in 2 x switch on the right can return to the initial loop ... the real problem is that the HeadRush to really use all its superb opportunity to see it takes 2 3!

SOUND QUALITY

Delay and tape echo level is not bad (especially tape echo for me) but when even a little "hollow" by trsrduit against background noise, the loop recorder is a great tool (I play in a bass drums trio be able to add some harmony parts is fun) but I'm not really confident in using live ... the concept is further my opinion by the manufacturers (the E2 HeadRush bote is the best of its kind in the price range) I can be rviserais my trial if I can find one not too deuxime ch re

OVERALL OPINION

I've had two months and an APRS PERIOD Discoveries full of enthusiasm for the house I just dchant by using it in RPET (there is a real problem me with the sound level loop recorder but I tried the Boss RC 20 a buddy and it's even worse!) on the other hand is a good delay / echo ... given the fact that there are three effects pedals displays the plutt a good quality price but I regret the fact that we can not use the delay or echo with the simultaneous loop recorder and using it reclassified some gaps ... as said above it takes two to minimum use all the possibilities and the good quality price ratio takes a hit even when
The fact remains that for now the E2 Headrush is the best compromise to me (the time of sampling is more tense than the first generation)