NUX NDL-5 JTC Loop & Drum Pro Looping Recording Dual Switch Looper Pedal
JTC Pro is an advanced pedal with simplified controls. It’s a dual switch stomp box pedal with 6 hours of recording capability and 256 loop track memories. And the audio recording quality is 24-bit and 44.1 kHz sample rate.
Loop and the drum controls are separated, left footswitch (LOOP) controls recording and overdubs, and start/stop plays the recorded loop tracks. It’s also TAP Tempo control, you can set the drum speed by tapping the left footswitch before you record a track.
There are 2 loop recording actions on JTC Pro; Record and Play (RP), and Record and Overdub (RD).
High Quality Drum Sound - Smart Drum Fills
Right footswitch (RHYTHM) controls the drum and it adds a drum fill during the performance. Drum fills length is one measure (depends on 4/4 or 3/4 rhythms). When you hit the RHYTHM button, drum fill will start immediately and it will play until the end of the current bar. For example if you push the switch at 3rd beat -> drums fill length will be 2 beats only.
There are 40 drum patterns and fills including Pop, Rock, Blues, Metal and more other styles with 3/4 and 4/4 beats.
It has very useful and stop modes for making your jam sounds like an arranged song during the performance. There are 2 Start Modes and 3 Stop Modes;
Press and hold the Stop Modes button, and select a start mode; (Ar) Auto-Recording, (Nr) Normal Recording
Normal Recording - Classic hit and play looper action. JTC Pro will start recording when you push the loop switch.
Auto-Recording - In this mode, when you push the loop switch, the JTC Pro will be standing by for recording. And it will start recording immediately when you hit the guitar strings.
After you record a track, you can simply push the Stop Modes button, and choose one of the modes to finish your performance the way you like.
Normal Stop - Double hit to Loop switch and the looping track will stop immediately.
Fine Stop - Double hit: The track will play until the end then it will stop, don't forget to hit finishing chord after it stop.
Fade Out - The track volume will be decreased to 0 slowly in 10 seconds then it will stop.
And, One Shot mode is very useful for playing any loaded backing track without looping. You can load any song to play along, the supported file type is 24-bit 44.1 kHz Stereo Wave (.wav)
You can download NUX Audio File Converter to change the audio file format and make it compatible for JTC Pro. (It doesn't process the audio signal, it changes the file ID and JTC Pro can recognize the file to play. Main file must be wav or mp3 format, please check the support page for converter guide)
Advanced Output Options and Frequency Optimization (FR ON/OFF)
JTC Pro has 2 outputs and there are several output modes; a stereo connection to two amplifiers, or you can activate the built-in speaker cabinet simulation for Right Output to send your guitar signal directly to a PA system (or any PA monitor).
JTC Pro’s drum sound is high quality real sound, when you connect to any guitar amplifier or PA system you will hear a full range and dynamic drums, still, if you are using a small practice amplifier there is an optional drum frequency optimization. It makes the drum sounds more clear and helps you to get a real looper experience with the smaller amplifiers.
You will find a guide about Output routing and Frequency Optimization on the support page.
External Footswitch Input
You can connect NUX NMP-2 control footswitch (sold separately) or any equal pedal to use as a controller. You can switch Up and Down between the memory slots.
When you push the UP or DOWN button, the current track will be played until the end, you can switch right next to preset or jump between several presets at once.
- 24-bit audio recording quality
- Up to 6 hours recording time
- 256 memory slots
- Drum rhythms in 4/4 and 3/4
- Drum fills
- Tap Tempo
- 2 start modes
- 3 stop modes
- One Shot player
- 2 Loop switch actions: Record-Play and Record-Overdub
- Optional drum sound enhancement
- 2 Outputs, Right Output speaker emulated (optional)
- 3 Output routings: Guitar to L and Drums to R, Guitar and Drums to R/L, Guitar and Drums to R and Drums to L
- External footswitch input to switch between loop phrases. (NMP-2 sold separately)
- Micro-B USB input
- 9 V negative tip power input