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Hands-On Looper for Modern Performers

Beatboxers, singers, and club performers, your Loop Station has arrivedintroducing the RC-505, a unique and powerful live performance tool thats perfect for next-generation loop artists. In a compact tabletop device, you have easy fingertip control of five stereo phrase tracks and various loop playback behaviors, plus INPUT FX and TRACK FX that deliver a wide range of real-time processing options for dynamic, expressive sound creation. Just plug in a mic, instrument, or other audio source, and then ride the intuitive panel controls to build and mix some amazing loops! 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.

Five Stereo Tracks with Dedicated Controls
The RC-505 features five stereo phrase tracks that can play simultaneously, the most yet in a BOSS Loop Station. Independent record/overdub/play and stop buttons for each track let you capture and control loop performances with your fingertips, and dedicated volume faders allow you to mix loop levels on the fly. Each track can have its own playback mode (multi, single, one-shot, reverse, etc.) and tempo sync settings, providing an unlimited range of creative looping behaviors.

Powerful FX Onboard
With the large selection of built-in effects, its easy to enhance your sounds as you perform. INPUT FX such as ROBOT and VOCODER create unique, dramatic sound textures for recording loops, while TRACK FX like VINYL FLICK and BEAT REPEAT provide dynamic DJ and sampler effects for real-time processing of phrase playback. Six dedicated buttonsthree each for INPUT FX and TRACK FXcan be loaded with your favorite effects, giving you one-touch on/off access while looping. In addition, effects parameters (filter cutoff, effect depth, etc.) can be tweaked in real time with the INPUT FX and TRACK FX knobs. Global compressor and reverb effects are also available for processing the overall sound output.

Phrase Memories and Rhythms
99 phrase memories provide onboard storage for phrase track data, various playback and effects settings, and more. A combination of frequently used settings can be saved as a User Set, which you can easily load to quickly reconfigure any phrase memory, even in the heat of performing. 85 different onboard rhythms offer backing for loop recording, with a large selection of odd-measure beats for advanced looping. The rhythm part can be routed to the rear-panel PHONES jack only, giving you a dedicated click track for monitoring purposes.

Audio Inputs and USB
The RC-505 is outfitted with a number of simultaneous inputs, allowing you to capture and mix a variety of different audio sources as you build loops. Theres an XLR microphone jack with phantom power, mono/stereo -inch inputs for guitars, synths, or other instruments, and an AUX mini-jack for connecting a music player, smart phone, or other stereo device. Via USB, you can plug into your computer and import/export WAV audio phrases, great for loop archiving or loading up RC-505 phrases with backing tracks or sounds for sampler-style triggering. The RC-505 also functions as a USB audio/MIDI interface, making it simple to integrate with your favorite DAW software for audio recording, MIDI sync, and more.

Customized Looping Control
With the RC-505, you have the ability to set up customized real-time controls for the way you like to loop. You can specify up to eight different functions and operate them in a variety of wayswith front-panel controls, an external expression pedal or foot switches, and/or various MIDI Control Change messagesextending your command of looping and many other operations. The eight control assignments are stored with phrase memories, allowing you to create and recall custom setups for different songs and performing situations.

- 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 behaviors 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

Performers, Songwriters & Studio Artists... GET the RC-505 Loop Station!12 of 12 customers found this review helpful

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As a singer, songwriter, producer and sound editor I was looking for a stand-alone looper... and got much more! I've had it for 6 months and I haven't stopped enjoying this creative performance tool. The RC 505 has 5 recordable channels ready to record. You simply hit play, loop, reverse, and overdub... add drums, sound faders, and myriad effects at your fingers while you create and play! In my studio I record my songs, add backing keys, bass, guitar, voices... whatever... Then grab just my amp, guitar and looper, and I am performing and playing back my new song. I can also start a new live recording LIVE or add to an existing one at the touch of the 5 large LED lit controls. The looper has enough ins & outs for PA and computer interfacing, and it records a ridiculous 20+ hours of material. 99 phrase memories, each containing five phrase tracks, custom effects/playback settings and endless over-dubbing, with built-in drums for playback or in-ear timing. (audience won't hear it, only you in headphones) You can start or stop the drums, rise the levels... and they don't take up a track! The drums playback independently so you still have 5 recording tracks! Along with the solo mic input and level knob, there are Instrument inputs and separate knob, XLR and 1/4" inputs/outputs... and a USB for computer connection. The Mic with Phantom power input also has many effects to dial in with the large knobs and faders. This is a songwriters beast! It will improve your playing, offer instant creative recording options and playback. The mic has enough effects, and so does your voice... so together there are so many fun things to make your recordings so fun. The WAV file format is great, and all your tracks in 1 project (example) can be accessed, copied, arranged and transferred without issues between devices. I could go on, because it's such a great tool. Since I bought this unit, not one recording session goes by without me recording and creating multi-track music on it. It is a fun and pragmatic tool... more than that, ESSENTIAL TOOL for songwriters. I know... I've written hundreds of songs and this thing has sped that initial experimental process. No mice or computers. It's all at the touch of your fingers as you play. Why let a computer slow you down? Lastly, an I hate not to mention this... but you can mix and output any number of variations live. For example, depending on my next creative challenge in the song, for example rewriting vocals, lead guitar, bass... I drop the drum track or appropriate tracks and record an acoustic version, a drum version, one with original lyrics and one without any lyrics for new lyric writing purposes. So even after you record, you can create songs variations instantly. Did I mention how much fun it was? It is truly like a music jack knife. Shut up and buy one. You will not regret it.
Posted by William van Asperen on Apr 12, 2018
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