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BOSS RC-500 Advanced Two-Track Loop Station
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The RC-500 Loop Station Builds On The Massively Popular BOSS RC-30 2-Track Looper, Adding MIDI Capability, An Animated Color LCD, Spicier Onboard Drums, And More Stereo Record Time Than You'll Know What To Do With. From Beatboxers And Guitar Players To Keyboardists And Singer/Songwriters, If You're Looking For A Creative Launchpad For Writing Songs At Home And Building Loops In The Live Environment, The BOSS RC-500 Makes The Perfect Addition To Your Setup.

Record And Overdub Onto The RC-500's Two Independent Tracks, Then Toggle, Blend, And Mix To Your Heart's Content. Onboard Loop FX (Beat, Repeat, Shift, Scatter, And Vinyl) Let You Add Texture To Loops For Greater Variation. The BOSS RC-500 Loop Station Gives You 13 Hours Of Flawless 32-Bit Stereo Record Time Parceled Out Into 99 Recallable Phrase Memories.

Phrase Memories Store Not Only Base Loops And Overdubs You've Laid Down, But Also Loop FX And Any Of The 114 Onboard Drum Grooves And 16 Drum Kits You've Chosen For Accompaniment. Thanks To The RC-500's USB Connection, You Can Easily Backup And Reload Loops By The Setful. The Animated RGB Backlit LCD Keeps You Apprised Of Measure, Beat, And Loop Status Every Step Of The Way. Looking For More Control? The RC-500 Also Gives You Stereo Ins And Outs, An Assignable External Footswitch/Expression Pedal Port, And Even TRS-MIDI In/Out For Sync With Drum Machines And Remote Operation From Your Pedalboard MIDI Switcher.

BOSS RC-500 Loop Station Pedal At A Glance:

Advanced Two-Track Looper With Onboard Mixing And Deep Control Options

Class-Leading Sound Quality With 32-Bit AD/DA And 32-Bit Floating-Point Processing

Stereo Looper Engine With 13 Hours Of Recording Time

LCD With Multi-Color Backlight For Viewing Loop Status And Editing Parameters

Mono/Stereo Inputs For Easy Pedalboard Integration, Plus Independent XLR Mic Input With Phantom Power

Reverse Function And Loop FX (Repeat, Scatter, Shift, And Vinyl Flick) For Dynamic And Engaging Loop Performances

16 Different Drum Kits And 57 Preset Rhythms With A/B Variations

Support For Expanded Control Via External Footswitches, An Expression Pedal, Or MIDI

Full MIDI I/O Provided With Space-Saving Mini TRS Jacks (BMIDI-5-35 Adaptor Cable Available Separately)

Onboard Storage For 99 Phrase Memories

Back Up And Load WAV Loops Via USB

Runs On Four AA Batteries Or Optional AC Adaptor

13 Hours Of 32-Bit Stereo Record Time

When Inspiration Strikes, You Can Count On BOSS's RC-500 Loop Station To Capture Those Fleeting Moments Of Musical Creativity. Loops And Overdubs Are Recorded In Flawless 32-Bit Depth To Preserve The Full Dynamics Of Your Performance Without The Presence Of Additional Noise Or Overloading. Whether You're Using The RC-500's 99 Phrase Memories To Generate Playback Material On The Stage Or Archiving Your Studio-Worthy Song Ideas For Further Review And Arrangement, The RC-500 Delivers The Run Time And Quality You're Searching For.

99 Phrase Memories + USB Backup

As Anyone With A Looper Will Tell You, Those Memory Slots Store Up Fast. That's Why The BOSS RC-500 Gives You Not Only 99 Phrase Memories For Instant Recall — Each Complete With Overdubs, Loop FX, And Rhythm Presets — But USB Import/Export As Well. So When You Need To Offload Loops From Your Solo Acoustic Shows To Make Way For Your Eddie Money-Tribute Sax Lines, Swapping Out Files Is As Easy As Dragging And Dropping.

Animated Color LCD

Traditional Loopers Leave You In The Dark When It Comes To Loop Arrangement. But Not The BOSS RC-500 Loop Station. Its Animated RGB LCD Screen Keeps You Apprised Of Beat, Measure, And Record (Red)/Playback (Green) Status. This Visual Reference Lets You Interact With Loops In Powerful New Ways.

Battery Or Wall Powered

When You Just Want A Looper You Can Run Into Your Amp Without Additional Cables, The RC-500 Loop Station's AA Battery Support Pays Off In A Major Way. Get Up To 3-1/2 Hours Of Run Time On Four AA Batteries. Or For More Permanent Pedalboard Setups, Run The RC-500 Long-Term On A Standard 9-Volt Center-Negative Power Supply, Such As The Roland PSA-S (Not Included).

114 Built-In Drum Patterns

When You're Laying Down A Rhythm Part, A Backbeat Can Galvanize Your Grooves Like Nothing Else. The RC-500 Gives You 57 Different Rhythms Tracks, Each With A/B Variations, Which Can Be Auditioned Back Through Your Choice Of 16 Drum Kits. Application Is Simple: Tap In A Tempo Directly On The RC-500 As You Create A Loop, Then Just Engage The Rhythm On/Off Button For Instant Accompaniment.

Onboard Rhythm Reverb

Love Ambient Drums? You Can Assign The RC-500 Loop Station's Rich Onboard Digital Reverb To Rhythm Tracks For Added Depth And Dimensionality. Reverb Settings Can Be Saved Along With Kit Choice To The RC-500's 99 Phrase Memories.

MIDI And Expression Ports

Advanced Features That Set The RC-500 Further Apart From Its Contemporaries Include TRS-MIDI In/Out Jacks (For Remote Control Or Beat Sync With External Devices) And A Flexible Expression/Footswitch Port, Which Can Be Assigned To Any Number Of The RC-500's Major Functions: Record Start/Stop, Wet/Dry Mix, And More. Looking For A 2-Track Looper Pedal With Familiar BOSS Simplicity? Consider The BOSS RC-500 Loop Station From Music Experience.

What BOSS Says...

Step Up To The RC-5 And Prime Your Pedalboard With Maximum Looping Range. Capture Sound With Premium 32-Bit Quality, Navigate Parameters And Monitor Loop Status With The Backlit LCD, And Tap Into Expanded Operation Via The Control Jack And TRS MIDI I/O. And With Over 50 Rhythms, 13 Hours Of Stereo Recording, 99 Phrase Memories, And More, The Compact RC-5 Puts A Deep Well Of Musical Power At Your Feet.

Super Sound Quality

Featuring Best-In-Class 32-Bit AD/DA And 32-Bit Floating-Point Processing, The RC-500 Captures Your Personal Sound With Full Fidelity And Keeps Loops Crystal Clear, Even With Multiple Overdubs. And With 13 Hours Of Stereo Recording Time, There’s Plenty Of Space For Extended Creative Journeys.

Connect, Loop, And Mix

With Its Versatile I/O And Free-Flowing Interface, The RC-500 Is Ready To Support All Your Musical Visions. Connect Mono/Stereo Instruments And Pedal Effects, Plus A Mic To The Dedicated XLR Input—Complete With Phantom Power If Needed. Use The Two Tracks Independently For Song-Style Composition, Or Together For Rich Multi-Track Textures. The LCD Backlight Changes Color To Clearly Show The Current Operation Mode, While Hands-On Track Faders And A Mic Level Knob Provide Direct Access To Volume Control As You Loop.

Flexible Creative Control

Three Onboard Footswitches Make It Simple To Control Recording And Playback, Track Switching, And More. For Expanded Operation, You Can Connect Up To Two External Footswitches For Direct Control Of Many Assignable Functions, Or An Expression Pedal For Continuous Adjustments. And For Advanced Rigs, The Space-Saving TRS MIDI I/O Enables Remote Operation From MIDI Switchers And Foot Controllers, Plus MIDI Sync With Drum Machines And Daws.

Personalize Your Setup

The RC-500’s I/O And Footswitches Are Configured For Basic Operations By Default, But They Can Be Reassigned In A Variety Of Ways To Meet Your Custom Needs. Route Left/Right Input Sources To Separate Tracks, Or Send Guitar And Vocals To Independent Outputs. Use The Footswitches To Turn Effects On/Off, Start/Stop Rhythms, And More. Custom Assignments Are Saved Along With Phrase Memories, Letting You Instantly Reconfigure The RC-500 For Any Application.

Energize Performances With Rhythms And Loop FX

Loaded With Inspiring Rhythms And Evocative Loop Processing, The RC-500 Is Primed To Bring Groove And Color To All Your Looping Adventures. Each Of The 57 Preset Rhythms Include A/B Variations, While 16 Different Drum Kits Provide Sounds To Match Any Style. Designed For Live Performance, Loop FX Like Repeat, Scatter, And More Infuse Your Loops With Instant Sonic Energy. There’s A Cool Reverse Function Too, Perfect For Creating Unique Sonic Flavors On Demand.

Capture, Practice, And Perform

The RC-500’s 99 Phrase Memories Let You Store Loops As Fast As You Create Them, Complete With Rhythm And Kit Selections, Audio Settings, And Control Assignments. Loop Audio Can Be Backed Up To A Computer Via USB. And With WAV Import Via BOSS Tone Studio, The RC-500 Becomes A Central Playback Hub For Lesson Material, Jam Tracks, Or Backing Music For Your Next Gig.

BOSS RC-500

 

The RC-500 Loop Station Builds On The Massively Popular BOSS RC-30 2-Track Looper, Adding MIDI Capability, An Animated Color LCD, Spicier Onboard Drums, And More Stereo Record Time Than You'll Know What To Do With. From Beatboxers And Guitar Players To Keyboardists And Singer/Songwriters, If You're Looking For A Creative Launchpad For Writing Songs At Home And Building Loops In The Live Environment, The BOSS RC-500 Makes The Perfect Addition To Your Setup.

Record And Overdub Onto The RC-500's Two Independent Tracks, Then Toggle, Blend, And Mix To Your Heart's Content. Onboard Loop FX (Beat, Repeat, Shift, Scatter, And Vinyl) Let You Add Texture To Loops For Greater Variation. The BOSS RC-500 Loop Station Gives You 13 Hours Of Flawless 32-Bit Stereo Record Time Parceled Out Into 99 Recallable Phrase Memories.

Phrase Memories Store Not Only Base Loops And Overdubs You've Laid Down, But Also Loop FX And Any Of The 114 Onboard Drum Grooves And 16 Drum Kits You've Chosen For Accompaniment. Thanks To The RC-500's USB Connection, You Can Easily Backup And Reload Loops By The Setful. The Animated RGB Backlit LCD Keeps You Apprised Of Measure, Beat, And Loop Status Every Step Of The Way. Looking For More Control? The RC-500 Also Gives You Stereo Ins And Outs, An Assignable External Footswitch/Expression Pedal Port, And Even TRS-MIDI In/Out For Sync With Drum Machines And Remote Operation From Your Pedalboard MIDI Switcher.

BOSS RC-500 Loop Station Pedal At A Glance:

Advanced Two-Track Looper With Onboard Mixing And Deep Control Options

Class-Leading Sound Quality With 32-Bit AD/DA And 32-Bit Floating-Point Processing

Stereo Looper Engine With 13 Hours Of Recording Time

LCD With Multi-Color Backlight For Viewing Loop Status And Editing Parameters

Mono/Stereo Inputs For Easy Pedalboard Integration, Plus Independent XLR Mic Input With Phantom Power

Reverse Function And Loop FX (Repeat, Scatter, Shift, And Vinyl Flick) For Dynamic And Engaging Loop Performances

16 Different Drum Kits And 57 Preset Rhythms With A/B Variations

Support For Expanded Control Via External Footswitches, An Expression Pedal, Or MIDI

Full MIDI I/O Provided With Space-Saving Mini TRS Jacks (BMIDI-5-35 Adaptor Cable Available Separately)

Onboard Storage For 99 Phrase Memories

Back Up And Load WAV Loops Via USB

Runs On Four AA Batteries Or Optional AC Adaptor

13 Hours Of 32-Bit Stereo Record Time

When Inspiration Strikes, You Can Count On BOSS's RC-500 Loop Station To Capture Those Fleeting Moments Of Musical Creativity. Loops And Overdubs Are Recorded In Flawless 32-Bit Depth To Preserve The Full Dynamics Of Your Performance Without The Presence Of Additional Noise Or Overloading. Whether You're Using The RC-500's 99 Phrase Memories To Generate Playback Material On The Stage Or Archiving Your Studio-Worthy Song Ideas For Further Review And Arrangement, The RC-500 Delivers The Run Time And Quality You're Searching For.

99 Phrase Memories + USB Backup

As Anyone With A Looper Will Tell You, Those Memory Slots Store Up Fast. That's Why The BOSS RC-500 Gives You Not Only 99 Phrase Memories For Instant Recall — Each Complete With Overdubs, Loop FX, And Rhythm Presets — But USB Import/Export As Well. So When You Need To Offload Loops From Your Solo Acoustic Shows To Make Way For Your Eddie Money-Tribute Sax Lines, Swapping Out Files Is As Easy As Dragging And Dropping.

Animated Color LCD

Traditional Loopers Leave You In The Dark When It Comes To Loop Arrangement. But Not The BOSS RC-500 Loop Station. Its Animated RGB LCD Screen Keeps You Apprised Of Beat, Measure, And Record (Red)/Playback (Green) Status. This Visual Reference Lets You Interact With Loops In Powerful New Ways.

Battery Or Wall Powered

When You Just Want A Looper You Can Run Into Your Amp Without Additional Cables, The RC-500 Loop Station's AA Battery Support Pays Off In A Major Way. Get Up To 3-1/2 Hours Of Run Time On Four AA Batteries. Or For More Permanent Pedalboard Setups, Run The RC-500 Long-Term On A Standard 9-Volt Center-Negative Power Supply, Such As The Roland PSA-S (Not Included).

114 Built-In Drum Patterns

When You're Laying Down A Rhythm Part, A Backbeat Can Galvanize Your Grooves Like Nothing Else. The RC-500 Gives You 57 Different Rhythms Tracks, Each With A/B Variations, Which Can Be Auditioned Back Through Your Choice Of 16 Drum Kits. Application Is Simple: Tap In A Tempo Directly On The RC-500 As You Create A Loop, Then Just Engage The Rhythm On/Off Button For Instant Accompaniment.

Onboard Rhythm Reverb

Love Ambient Drums? You Can Assign The RC-500 Loop Station's Rich Onboard Digital Reverb To Rhythm Tracks For Added Depth And Dimensionality. Reverb Settings Can Be Saved Along With Kit Choice To The RC-500's 99 Phrase Memories.

MIDI And Expression Ports

Advanced Features That Set The RC-500 Further Apart From Its Contemporaries Include TRS-MIDI In/Out Jacks (For Remote Control Or Beat Sync With External Devices) And A Flexible Expression/Footswitch Port, Which Can Be Assigned To Any Number Of The RC-500's Major Functions: Record Start/Stop, Wet/Dry Mix, And More. Looking For A 2-Track Looper Pedal With Familiar BOSS Simplicity? Consider The BOSS RC-500 Loop Station From Music Experience.

What BOSS Says...

Step Up To The RC-5 And Prime Your Pedalboard With Maximum Looping Range. Capture Sound With Premium 32-Bit Quality, Navigate Parameters And Monitor Loop Status With The Backlit LCD, And Tap Into Expanded Operation Via The Control Jack And TRS MIDI I/O. And With Over 50 Rhythms, 13 Hours Of Stereo Recording, 99 Phrase Memories, And More, The Compact RC-5 Puts A Deep Well Of Musical Power At Your Feet.

Super Sound Quality

Featuring Best-In-Class 32-Bit AD/DA And 32-Bit Floating-Point Processing, The RC-500 Captures Your Personal Sound With Full Fidelity And Keeps Loops Crystal Clear, Even With Multiple Overdubs. And With 13 Hours Of Stereo Recording Time, There’s Plenty Of Space For Extended Creative Journeys.

Connect, Loop, And Mix

With Its Versatile I/O And Free-Flowing Interface, The RC-500 Is Ready To Support All Your Musical Visions. Connect Mono/Stereo Instruments And Pedal Effects, Plus A Mic To The Dedicated XLR Input—Complete With Phantom Power If Needed. Use The Two Tracks Independently For Song-Style Composition, Or Together For Rich Multi-Track Textures. The LCD Backlight Changes Color To Clearly Show The Current Operation Mode, While Hands-On Track Faders And A Mic Level Knob Provide Direct Access To Volume Control As You Loop.

Flexible Creative Control

Three Onboard Footswitches Make It Simple To Control Recording And Playback, Track Switching, And More. For Expanded Operation, You Can Connect Up To Two External Footswitches For Direct Control Of Many Assignable Functions, Or An Expression Pedal For Continuous Adjustments. And For Advanced Rigs, The Space-Saving TRS MIDI I/O Enables Remote Operation From MIDI Switchers And Foot Controllers, Plus MIDI Sync With Drum Machines And Daws.

Personalize Your Setup

The RC-500’s I/O And Footswitches Are Configured For Basic Operations By Default, But They Can Be Reassigned In A Variety Of Ways To Meet Your Custom Needs. Route Left/Right Input Sources To Separate Tracks, Or Send Guitar And Vocals To Independent Outputs. Use The Footswitches To Turn Effects On/Off, Start/Stop Rhythms, And More. Custom Assignments Are Saved Along With Phrase Memories, Letting You Instantly Reconfigure The RC-500 For Any Application.

Energize Performances With Rhythms And Loop FX

Loaded With Inspiring Rhythms And Evocative Loop Processing, The RC-500 Is Primed To Bring Groove And Color To All Your Looping Adventures. Each Of The 57 Preset Rhythms Include A/B Variations, While 16 Different Drum Kits Provide Sounds To Match Any Style. Designed For Live Performance, Loop FX Like Repeat, Scatter, And More Infuse Your Loops With Instant Sonic Energy. There’s A Cool Reverse Function Too, Perfect For Creating Unique Sonic Flavors On Demand.

Capture, Practice, And Perform

The RC-500’s 99 Phrase Memories Let You Store Loops As Fast As You Create Them, Complete With Rhythm And Kit Selections, Audio Settings, And Control Assignments. Loop Audio Can Be Backed Up To A Computer Via USB. And With WAV Import Via BOSS Tone Studio, The RC-500 Becomes A Central Playback Hub For Lesson Material, Jam Tracks, Or Backing Music For Your Next Gig.

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