Multi & Parallel Loopers

(6 customer reviews)


Saturnworks multi looper pedals feature the same great functionality as a single looper pedal, times 3, 4, or 5! Parallel multi loopers open your rig up to entirely new dimensions of sound blending, for fresh horizons of soundcraft.



Saturnworks offers a wide selection of multi looper pedals in serial and parallel configurations. We also have additional product pages for single loopers and feedback loopers.


The Saturnworks true bypass 2-looper lets you make any pedal true bypass or turn on/off groups of pedals with a single click—times two. You can also use the 2-looper as an A/B pedal, a tuner out, or a kill switch.

A/B Double Looper

The A/B double looper has two loops that are switched back and forth with one switch A/B style. With the master bypass version, a second switch bypasses both loops.

Blender Looper (Bass + Guitar)

The blender looper blends whatever is in the loop with your incoming dry signal. A single knob controls the wet/dry ratio. It uses a simple parallel signal path to accomplish the wet/dry blending. An active buffer circuit maintains your signal integrity.

New beginning in 2020: The blender looper features a toggle that selects either a guitar or bass input. The bass input setting allows lower frequencies to enter the circuit.

3-Looper, 4-Looper, 5-Looper, 6-Looper

The Saturnworks true bypass 3-looper, 4, 5, and 6 multi looper pedals let you make any pedal true bypass or turn on/off groups of pedals with a single click—times three, four, or five.

The multi-loopers with buffers feature an active buffer that is able to be switch on/off with a toggle. The buffer keeps your signal clear over long cable runs. The bass version tweaks the design to allow the bass’ lower frequencies to enter the buffer circuit.

The black 6-looper features premium soft click latching switches, Swithcraft jacks, and a black powder-coated enclosure.

4-Looper with Master Bypass

The 4-looper with master bypass takes the standard 4-looper and adds a master bypass switch, so that you can bypass all the loops with one click. This feature allows you to pre-select a certain combination of loops, and turn them all on/off with one click.

Double Parallel Looper

Standard pedal configurations are serial, meaning that the sound of one pedal feeds into the next, which feeds into the next, and so on. This never lets you combine the true sounds of the pedals. The Saturnworks parallel looper creates parallel signal paths for up to four loops. So rather than the sound of one loop feeding into the next, into the next, and so on, parallel loopers allow you to combine the ‘pure’ sounds of the pedals for some amazingly complex textures.

The parallel looper first splits the incoming signal. Each of channels has its own discreet buffer. The two buffers keep the signal strong and ensure there is no crosstalk or interaction between the channels.  The two signals are then sent to switches that allow you to turn them on and off individually, and then on to loops, where you add your own sonic flavors. The signals are then remixed in an active mixer section that seamlessly blends the signals from the loops.

The versions with a dry channel feature a third ‘straight through’ parallel channel, with a level control but no footswitch, which allows you to blend the ‘clean’ dry signal as an extra parallel signal along with the two parallel loops.

Check our our demo video of a 2-parallel looper with a dry channel.

Please note: the double parallel looper is not true bypass in that there isn’t an option for the signal to not pass through one of the three parallel channels. If you would like to create a true bypass setup with the double parallel looper, you can either put the double parallel looper in the loop of a single true bypass loop switch (effectively creating a master bypass), or upgrade to the 4-parallel looper, which features a true bypass master bypass switch.

3/4-Parallel Looper

Please note: parallel loopers are custom made-to-order pedals with a turnaround of 2-3 weeks.

The parallel looper first splits the incoming signal into three or four channels, depending on the version. Each of the channels has its own buffer. The individual buffers keep the signal strong and ensure there is no interaction between the channels.  The split signals go to loops, where you add your own sonic flavors. The loop returns have volume controls and on/off switches, which allow you to tweak each channel as it goes to the mixer. The mixer section then seamlessly blends the signals from the loops.

The parallel multi-looper features either three or four loops with an extra switch as a master bypass, allowing you to bypass the parallel setup completely and send your signal directly to your amp.

The 4-parallel looper with phase switches features active phase switch circuits on the returns of the four loops, in case you encounter any out-of-phase issues while mixing your signals.

The bass version tweaks the design to allow the bass’ lower frequencies to enter the buffer circuit.

5-Parallel Looper

5-parallel multi looper pedals feature the same parallel circuitry as the 3/4-parallel loopers, except with five parallel loops, and no master bypass.

Parallel Looper with Phase Switches

The loopers with phase switches add active phase-reversing circuits to help with any out-of-phase issues that can happen when summing.

Please note: Parallel loopers are custom built-to-order and ship in approximately 2-3 weeks. 

So you’re looking for some custom or premium gear? Check out our customization page for the types of customizations and upgrades we offer. Also check out our upgrades page to add premium components such as Switchcraft jacks, soft click latching switches, powder-coated enclosures to your pedal.

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6 reviews for Multi & Parallel Loopers

  1. Brian (verified owner)

    Not sure if the stars rating thing is taking my click, but I’m giving it 5 stars!
    This pedal (the 4 Parallel Looper), like all looper pedals, is an investment in infrastructure which is never fun but always pays off. And holy heck it’s way cooler than any other looper on the market. Making the switch from serial to parallel has opened up worlds of tones that for me were only previously possible in my computer.
    Warning: Every pedal you see will become a candidate for your rig. This pedal is relatively inexpensive for what it does, but nothing hurts like realizing you want 4 different pedals for your rig that each cost a bunch than this looper. Using this looper makes seemingly disparate effects work together with a little tinkering and know how.

    Now on to the pedal itself, it’s well constructed, and after a dozen or so noise punk shows and a tour it’s never so much as hiccuped. It has a lot of head room, which adversely gives my amps a run for their money. (Speaking of amps, before this pedal I had to run two different amps with different pedal chains together to get the same sounds.) I really don’t have any complaints, but I do have a couple of notes that took some getting used to, and I think you need to be ready for when taking the plunge.

    1) While the pedal master bypass is true bypass, the individual channels aren’t. I figured this out on accident with my freeze pedal which was sustaining a chord, when I turned off the channel it kept ringing, but no longer passed signal from my guitar. This is a mixed blessing. On one hand I can really pull some fun tricks out by using my whammy on the freeze pedal to change the chord while playing with out affecting any riffs I’m playing, but I then have to do the double tap to disable the freeze when I’m really done with it. (I don’t like double taps). This is also nice when I’m playing with a lot of verb and delay as it lets the tails die off naturally instead of suddenly. But then you also need to make sure your pedals aren’t too noisey with out any signal running to them, which really you should do anyway.

    2) This isn’t a fault of the pedal but more a reality of running your signals like this… Currently I have 15 pedals on my board (I may have a problem), and 2 pedal power and a one spot to handle it, the one spot is literally just for the Whammy. Running your system parallel is a totally different wiring game than serial. Suddenly making sure you don’t have your signal and power lines up in each others business is way harder. And occasionally you’ll find that a particular set up may make a weird ground loop, for instance, most recently my mxr double shot would produce a hum when it was left on and it’s channel was turned off, though oddly the hum disappeared when the channel was on and I wasn’t playing (this goes back to first note about the receive jack not being bypassed), but in each case this kind of issue was fixed but adjusting my wiring. Again, I feel like this falls in the category of something that should be handled by good technique on the consumer’s side.

    While the paragraphs for those notes are long, they’re really small problems. This looper changed everything for me, and now instead of hauling around 2 heavy sets of amp heads and cabinets I just haul one set and a really heavy pedal board. And it’s totally worth it. I now have access to way more sounds than I did previously, and balancing the channels on the looper is way easier than balancing two amps making for much more consistent sound when playing gigs. If you really want to take your sound to new levels, this is how you do it.

  2. Caleb Taylor

    Great pedal. Does exactly what it should and looks great doing it. I can switch on multiple pedals at once and bypass the ones that alter the signal when they’re off. I’m also impressed by the sturdy build and the price compared to other similar bypassers.

  3. Brian S. (verified owner)

    I purchased the 4 Parallel Looper for my daughter after struggling to blend various effects into a desired tone. We were hopeful that the looper would solve this problem and we were not let down. The pedal has done exactly what we wanted. In particular, allowing a little fuzz to be introduced to the distortion without affecting the volume levels of the individual effects. To top it off, we run a clean channel like the video for a sweet blend. We’ve had this for months and have only scratched the surface of possibilities.

    As for the pedal unit, it’s a piece of art. Saturnworks makes quality, artistic and clear sounding devices. Adding the flexibility to customize the pedal to my daughters likes was another topper. Bright LED’s and cool artwork. Top notch all the way.

    We love it (and I just get to be her sound assistant – so much fun). Many thanks Bryan!!!

  4. Robert

    A truly inspiring piece of equipment! Seriously, the sounds you can create with this are only limited by your imagination. Never skip a pedal because it doesn’t have a blend/mix knob, no need with this pedal. Of course, that’s a very small part of what this can do. Distortion with a clean reverb? Several different dirts blended into a new never heard tone? How about modulation on your delay repeats without altering your tone? I’ve barely scratched the surface, and a previous reviewer was absolutely correct when he said that every pedal becomes a candidate for you rig. (I wonder how that really over-the-top flanger would sound blended in the background of my lead tone?) You can even use this more conventionally and switch between different effects chains; if you ask me one extra push on a footswitch to A-B is well worth the ability to blend parallel chains when you want to, and trust me, even if you don’t know it yet, you want to!

    Build quality is excellent, like a rock. I took a peek inside and the wiring and soldering is very clean and well thought out. Great sound quality, these buffers are great! If you have a long chain of pedals and have never used a buffer, you will notice a huge difference, I didn’t realize how much treble I was losing before.

    Brian is very accommodating and easy to do with business with. I had some customizations I wanted and he did so for a very reasonable price and I’m extremely satisfied with those aforementioned modifications. And the custom graphic I wanted came out great and seems like it will stand the test of time.

    I can without hesitation recommended Saturnworks Pedals to anyone!

  5. Nick (verified owner)

    The Bass Double Blender Looper I ordered has crystal clear bypass, and replaces TWO other blender pedals! It’s built tough and the custom moth graphic I asked for looks phenomenal. Worth every penny.

  6. Marc Armand (verified owner)

    I purchased the A/B double looper. It is a well designed, compact pedal that works as expected, albeit it arrived with the send and return for the second loop labelled in reverse. (Kudos to Mr Bryan Wallis for swiftly responding to my emails when I initially could not get the second loop to work.) I am pleased with it and may order a second one as a backup at some point.

    Marc Armand,
    PhD, DipRSL

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