Count to 5 uses the same chip as Clouds. Its the closest thing to Max/Msp in a pedal. It is perfect for non linear ambient music and the max sample size is 8 seconds. There are 3 modes.
For looping use modes 2 and modes 3. Mode 2, records upto 4 seconds and plays back random slices whilst you can also control direction / speed and length of the sample.
Mode 3 is the Sound on Sound mode that plays back upto 8 secs and you have independent control of 3 tape heads. Mode 3 i layer up and get really thick sounds when i pitch up / down / forward and reverse. You can quickly turn a few notes into an orchestra using just 1 layer.
You can switch between mode 3 to mode 2 on the fly.
Mode 2 (mode toggle middle):
In this mode up to four seconds of sound can be recorded, and then played back in shorter segments randomly.
The DIR 1 knob controls the direction and speed of the read head.
The LEN S knob controls the length of the resampled slices.
The RAND knob effects how randomly the slices are selected. Ccw sets it to no randomness at all, the sample is always played from the beginning. Cw allows the start of the slices to be chosen from anywhere in the original recording.
The soft switch is used to record a sample. Hold it down to record. If you record for more than 4 seconds it will simply wrap around and layer on top of the first four seconds. Once you release the soft switch the sample begins playing according to the setting of the knobs.
While the sample is playing you can record a new sample while the old one is still playing. Simply hold down the soft switch again and when you release the new sample will play.
The E/EXP switch functions as in Mode 1, but instead assigns to DIR 1, LEN S and RAND.
Mode 3 (mode toggle down):
In this mode up to 8 seconds can be recorded and played back by up to three read heads simultaneously.
The DIR 1 knob controls the direction and speed of the first read head.
The DIR 2 knob controls the direction and speed of the second read head.
The DIR 3 knob controls the direction and speed of the third read head.
The soft switch is used to record a sample. Hold it down to record. If you record for more than 8 seconds it will simply wrap around and layer on top of the first 8 seconds. Once you release the soft switch the sample begins playing according to the setting of the knobs.
While the sample is playing you can layer on top of the original recording by holding down the soft switch again.
In mode 3, the E/EXP switch controls how many read heads are active. When E is up only DIR 1 will have an effect since only 1 read head is playing. E in the middle enables 2 read heads, controlled by DIR 1 and DIR 2 knobs. E down enables all three read heads and DIR 1,2,3 will all have an effect. If you plug in an expression pedal in mode 3, it will always control DIR 1.
The maker updates the software on it fairly frequently also.
Also he has just released the big brother of Count To 5 called 856 For Zellersasn which sold out in a few hours.