I need to remember that however exciting a new sound is at home, it’s not usually a good idea to launch it upon an audience later that evening. Like most looping pedals, the one on my HX effects has no feedback control, so it can’t fade away. My plan was to fade in a long delay and stop the loop, so it tailed off nicely. This would have been a plan, had I not forgotten to stop the loop, which continued to feed into the echo and sounded, well, dreadful.