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Manufacturer's ID: RC-505
What we say:
This unique looping device was developed by BOSS for vocalists to use with their hands.
A tabletop design, the RC-505 allows the user to record and manipulate up to 5 individual loops, allowing for quite a diverse range of uses.
Each of these 5 loops have their own dedicated controls to allow you to get really hands-on and creative. You can sync them or not, depending on how you approach your song. A range of onboard effects allow you to further manipulate your vocal loops for interesting artistic control.
99 memory locations and a wealth of ins and outs on the back make this powerful unit future proof. It’s great now and still will be in a few years’ time. There is a lot of cool stuff on here for adventurous vocalists!
SpecificationJust plug in a mic, instrument, smart phone or any other audio source and get started on the five stereo phrase tracks with up to three hours sampling time. Everything you need to control your performance is at your fingertips, with dedicated buttons on each track and powerful effects for a wide range of dynamic, real-time processing options.
The RC-505 also supports computer integration via USB and operation with external pedals and MIDI, opening a world of advanced looping possibilities for all types of musicians.
- Tabletop Loop Station that can be operated with the hands, perfect for beatboxers, vocalists, and club performers
- Five simultaneous stereo phrase tracks, with dedicated controls and independent volume faders
- Wide range of Input FX and Track FX for processing loops, including DJ and sampler-style effects
- Independent play mode and tempo sync settings enable a flexible combination of track behaviours and advanced performance options
- 99 phrase memories, each containing five phrase tracks, custom effects/playback settings, and more
- 85 onboard rhythm patterns, including odd-measure beats
- External control via MIDI and optional footswitches or expression pedal
- USB for phrase import/export with computers; USB audio/MIDI functionality for integration with DAW software
- XLR mic input with phantom power, mono/stereo instrument inputs, and stereo AUX input
The RC-505 can play back five stereo tracks at once, making your performance easier to plan, build and control. Each of the five tracks has its own buttons to record, overdub, play and stop, giving complete control of your performance – no need to worry about pressing the wrong pedal with your foot. Each track also has its own playback mode (multi, single, one-shot, reverse, etc.) and tempo sync settings, providing even more flexibility once the performance has begun.
Powerful FX onboard
The RC-505 includes a wide variety of effects, split into two main types; Input FX and Track FX. Input FX such as ROBOT and VOCODER add unique textures when recording loops; Track FX, including VINYL FLICK and BEAT REPEAT provide dynamic DJ and sampler effects for real-time processing of phrase playback. Six dedicated buttons—three for Input FX and three for Track FX—can be loaded with your favourite effects, giving you one-touch on/off access while looping.
Four simultaneous audio inputs plus USB
The RC-505 has four inputs, so you can capture and mix a variety of different audio sources as you build your loops. There’s an XLR microphone jack with phantom power, mono/stereo ¼-inch inputs for guitars, synths, or other instruments, and an AUX mini-jack for connecting a music player or smart phone. Via USB, you can plug into your computer and import/export WAV audio phrases, for loop archiving or loading up RC-505 phrases with backing tracks or sounds for sampler-style triggering.
If you’re working in the studio, the RC-505 offers extensive MIDI control options and you can also import WAV audio phrases via USB.
Customised looping: just how you like it
You can specify up to eight different functions and operate them in a variety of ways—with front-panel controls, an external expression pedal or foot switches, and/or various MIDI Control Change messages—extending your command of looping and many other operations.
Phrase Memories and Rhythms
The RC-505 has 99 phrase memories that provide onboard storage for phrase track data, and their various playback and effects settings. Also included are 85 different onboard rhythms forming backings for loop recording, with a large selection of odd-measure beats for more advanced looping adventures.
What is BOSS TONE CENTRAL?
BOSS TONE CENTRAL is a library service offering additional contents for BOSS products. By simply launching the dedicated BOSS TONE STUDIO application and connecting to the internet, you can download any of the free contents from this growing collection.
What is BOSS TONE STUDIO?
BOSS TONE STUDIO offers automatic downloading of additional contents. This is easily available by downloading and installing the application on your PC/Mac.
Tone Studio for RC
We are pleased to announce a new version of Boss Tone Studio software, exclusively for RC Loopstations! This offers free loop downloads, spanning many genres, for practice and performance, which can be filed, sorted and loaded directly to the pedal. Download here.