Zvex LoFi Loop Junky

Zvex LoFi Loop Junky

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LoFi Loop Junky, Looper from Zvex.

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Zvex LoFi Loop Junky tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Zvex
  • Model: LoFi Loop Junky
  • Category: Loopers
  • Added in our database on: 04/18/2006

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Zvex LoFi Loop Junky user reviews

Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 5 reviews )
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xxmartinxx's review"Is lo-fi a good thing?"

Zvex LoFi Loop Junky
- Volume knob
- Tone knob
- Record knob
- Depth knob
- Speed knob
- Safe switch
- Start and record footswitches
- Master volume knob for one of the two channels
- 9 Volt adapter requires modification or replacement bottom plate.
- Hand painted enclosure
- True bypass


The concept is fairly simple; it's a pedal that you can record a short sample to repeat over and over as many times as you want on the fly. With the Safe switch, it can also be recorded in advance. You have the ability to control the Recording volume, as well as the play back volume and tone. Since it's a "low fidelity" looper, you can also control the lo-finess with the Speed and Depth knobs.


The pedal does indeed sound lo-fi, even when the Speed and Depth are set to a minimum. The fact you can have a sample that sounds undegraded suggests that perhaps there are limitations in the design and perhaps the term "lo-fi" is a cover for them. That is simply conjecture. I am making this guess by the fact that my unit was particularly glitchy. Sometimes the Record switch had to be high multiple times before it would engage. Other times it worked fine. I am not sure if it was my particular unit or a design flaw.


It seems that all ZVex pedals are either straddling or over the line of price prohibitness. This is no exception. It seems like there are better, more functional, better sounding, better constructed loop pedals being sold. I'm not sure if it's the small footprint or the "cool" factor of the ZVex that attracts people to this particular pedal, but if I were to shop for one today, I'm almost positive I would have gone with something else. Luckily, looping is not something I find much use for.

Hatsubai's review"Analog style looper"

Zvex LoFi Loop Junky
Zvez is a boutique pedal builder who builds some great pedals with funky paint jobs. The LoFi Loop Junky is an analog looper or recorder pedal. I like to refer to these types of pedals as phrase samplers since some people confuse them with true bypass loopers. The pedal allows up to 20 seconds of recording, the ability to stop/start, the ability to adjust the volume, the tone, depth and even the speed.


It's kinda hard to judge this pedal in terms of utilization. In one sense, it's not nearly as versatile as a Boomerang or other phrase sampler out there, but it's not exactly meant to be. This is meant to be a lo-fi analog audio looper filled with all that nitty gritty-ness that occurs with the lower fidelity stuff. There are no frills to this pedal like some other loopers have -- it's a standard looper that any idiot could use without reading a manual. In a sense, Zvex created exactly what he set out to create.


The sound is what separates this pedal from most other pedals out there. For one, it sounds like an analog sound instead of a digital sound. There's some natural compression that occurs when you record with this, and it's much more musical than other loopers out there. The extra tone and speed features really help make this a unique pedal, too. You can record a riff, speed it up like crazy and create all kinds of weird sound effects. Zvex effects are probably the best "noise" making devices on the market.


If you're looking for a crystal clean looper with tons of play time, lots of features and layering capabilities, look elsewhere. This pedal is meant to do one thing -- create a musically rich loop that's played back with some natural compression. He also threw in a few tone shaping knobs to help get that unique sound you're looking for. How usable this pedal is depends entirely on what you're looking for, but considering how unique this pedal is, I think there could be a spot for it on anybody's pedal board.
Toinou 09209/02/2012

Toinou 092's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zvex LoFi Loop Junky
Lo-Fi Looper analog (Low-Fidelity)

THE pedal has the settings:
- Volume
- Tone: for loop recorded
- Record: the record level
(Handy if you use guitars with high output levels)
And finally the Speed ​​and Depth knobs to "kill" your curls

The pédele has a true bypass
Mine is energizable with a 9 volt battery ..


The use could be improved
Already recorded loop must not exceed 20 seconds,
A small swith saves the desired loop.
To record a loop and rebalance live a little manipulation is required,
Pressing the "record" button while recording you press the start button, and then after we
based on rec for "balance."
A little helping hand (or foot?) Is to take


Speak of her: then, first looper I know that does not make your sound "flappy" here your signal remains unchanged which is an advantage compared to other competing model.
I agree with prior notice of: the recorded loop contains error microphones that make the thing less cold.
Dubbing arpeggios welcome
Knobs of Detph and Speed ​​assé precise, it's going on can have a well dirty!


I use it for almost 2 years, I'm almost sell several times but finally I care!
It is far from the possibility of a JamMan or you can store 99 loop (see more with SD card)
But with this pedal, your favorite guitar sound is not distorted.
If you use this pedal, but went there to try at least a few minutes before.
I would do this choice without hesitation even if it is expensive very expensive (if the "good" gear cost nothing in this world is not his right?)

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

Zvex LoFi Loop Junky
It's a dirty analog sampler with adjustable vibrato to kill the loop we have recorded. (20 seconds max)
The loop can be dernire keeps in memory, even without power. (Even the Gibson Echoplex does not have this feature!)
Dtails techniques:
- 9V battery (not supplied but conector sector:


It RULES recording level, there has been, it costs on turning the knobs in all directions and we chose!
It is so difficult that gives us a Zvex dmo video: http://media.zvex.com/lofi.mov


The sound of LoFiLoopJunky?
A shame! Absolutely not Fidler to the original sound.
It sounds like a vinyl that will turn the crank!
And that it is sold 375 euros!


I love it.
I got 160 euros on ebay (yes, really) and if I had the means, I will have bought no new hsiter.

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