I use this for live looping when doing solo acoustic gigs. The best part about this is the buttons: easy to push and very responsive. It's easy to get the timing of the loop very accurate. Some other pedals have a little more resistance in the foot controls, making it harder to get it exact. I used on a gig the day I bought it and there was nothing to get used to: it just worked. The sound quality was very good. I didn't notice any loss or anything like that.