Hook is a combined drum machine and phrase looper in a single miniture pedal format. The drum section is controlled by the play/pause button which doubles as a Smart Tap Tempo trigger. 11 individual rhythm styles can be selected from to cover a vast range of music genres with output governed by an independent Drum Level control. The inbuilt 24-bit phrase looper has up to 6 minutes recording time with unlimited overdubs.
The current tempo is indicated by the integral LED within the Smart Tap Tempo trigger. The Looper recording is activated by tapping the footswitch, tapping again begins playback and tapping again begins overdubbing. Holding the footswitch performs will undo overdubs in sequence or erase the loop when playback is stopped. A choice of two recording modes can be set, with NR mode for normal recording, or AR mode, which will only begin recording when a guitar note is played. Adding to the smart tap tempo operation, the Hook pedal can detect the rhythm of the guitar phrase and set the drum tempo to match it. The guitar loop also has its own level control to balance with the drum track. In addition to guitar input and mixed output jacks, there is a headphones minijack for silent practice. The last remaining connector is a type-C USB for firmware updates and even for saving and loading the onboard loop recording as a WAV file to a PC or mac computer. Disguised by it's tiny form factor, Hook is a complete practice or accompaniment tool for a solo guitar player who needs intuitive features with simplicity of use.