The BOSS RC-1 Loop Station Stompbox makes the joy of looping even easier to control than ever before. Following on from the legacy set out by the RC-20's introduction back in 2001, this little beauty packs an incredible amount of power into a stompbox design that will fit sweetly into any studio/stage setup.
Solid Boss Enclosure Design
As you'd expect from the experts at BOSS, the RC-1 is built like a tank, designed to take all the abuse you can throw at it during even the most frenetic of performances. Though the form factor may be more compact than that of its predecessors, do not underestimate the versatility and power that lies within this unit. You can record, playback, overdub and undo/redo loops - totally controllable using the single pedal arrangement.
Huge Recording Potential
You'll never be short of recording time, BOSS has ensured that the RC-1 can store up to a maximum of an incredible 12 minutes, more than enough time to create some masterful sounds. Whether you're looking to set up some jams to practise along with, create lush layered soundscapes, build up a monstrous wall of sound, or infuse a delicate palette of tonal textures, the RC-1 has more than enough staying power to help you achieve your looping dreams.
Easy To Read Display
The top panel has a Level control knob to attenuate the signal level in your pedal chain. There is also a new loop indicator, which consists of a 24-segment LED laid out in a circular pattern. This gives an easy to read and readily accessible visual cues that indicates what status is selected including Rec/Overdub/Play modes - making life much easier onstage or in dark venues.
Connectivity comes in the form of stereo in/out jacks, which can be used with stereo effects and amplifiers. Additionally, they allow you to connect stereo instruments like synthesizers. As with all BOSS stompboxes, the RC-1 can run on a 9V battery or AC power supply. The battery option makes it great for those who demand portability.
The optional FS-7 footswitch allows you to take the functionality of the RC-1 even further. Pressing the “A” switch will stop the Rec/Overdub/Play mode. Hold down the “A” switch for two seconds or longer to erase the phrase. By pressing the “B” switch, you can easily undo or redo your phrase. Simple and effective!
Whether you’re new to looping, or a seasoned looper, the new BOSS RC-1 Loop Station is easy to use, slots into any setup thanks to its compact design, is incredibly powerful, and most of all, makes making looping fun!
Manufacturer Boss Model RC-1 Loop Station Stompbox Dimensions (H x W x D) 59 x 73 x 129 mm Weight 0.5kg Visual Indicators 24-segment LED Loop Memory Up to 12 minutes Connectors INPUT A Jack (Mono) INPUT B Jack OUTPUT A Jack (Mono) OUTPUT A Jack Stop/Undo Jack AC Adaptor Jack (DC 9 V) Power Supply 9-Volt Battery (approximately 4.5 hours of battery life AC Adaptor (PSA Series: sold separately) Optional Accessories FS-7 Footswitch AC Adaptor (PSA Series)
- Basic but great for what it is
- Good looper
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