Ditto Looper / Ditto X2: How does true bypass work?

Question

As most every looper need buffered bypass in order to work, I would like to know how the Ditto Looper and Ditto X2 achieve true bypass.

Answer

In order to record audio, usually all loopers need to have buffered bypass circuit. That is because the signal has to pass through the DSP to be recorded.

The Ditto Looper and Ditto X2 are really true bypass devices. With Ditto we made the first true bypass looper that works through a super fast relay that switches the pedal from true bypass to buffered bypass once the recording switch is pressed. This way, you get your dry signal true bypassed without any coloration when not recording. You can hear the relay every time you turn the looper 'On' or 'Off' as a little click sound that comes from the relay. It guides the signal in the true bypass circuit when you turn it 'Off' and through buffered bypass when you turn the Ditto 'On'.


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