A new take on the Loop Station format, the Boss RC-505 is a table top looper packed full of features and real time control. Boss have proved themselves as kings of the floor based looper world and now they're here to welcome DJs, beatboxers, singers and other performers in to the party.
The main interface of the Boss RC-505 gives you instant access to playback and volume of each of the five stereo tracks which the unit can accommodate. All five can be played at once with independent buttons for each track to play, record, overdub and stop as you please. Volume faders for each track let you easily adjust your levels quickly and the RC-505 also has a routable click track/rhythm guide that can be sent only to your headphones if desired. Each one of the tracks can be given its own playback mode for increased flexibility. For example you can set up a track for loops, one-shots, reverse and more with flexible tempo sync settings so you can perform in an innovative and expressive way.
The Boss RC-505 Loop Station has been built so you can connect a wide range of devices with minimum fuss. An XLR microphone input is present alongside stereo instrument 1/4" jack inputs. A 3.5mm aux input is great for connecting your mp3 player or smart phone for instant track playback.
Built in effects with real time control
Easily add expression and flavour to your performance with the effects section of the Boss RC-505. Both Input and Track FX are available, giving you choices such as Robot, Vocoder, Vinyl Flick and Beat Repeat. Six dedicated FX buttons give you instant access to your favourite effect choices (three input and three track FX) and real time control is very much possible with the dedicated knobs. There's a global compressor and reverb too, great for adding that professional edge to your mix.
The Boss RC-505 is an extremely powerful looper pedal and is a revolution in the world of live performance. There's much more to it than might first seem too, with extensive MIDI control capabilities and USB connectivity to import WAV files. 99 phrase memories feature so you can be ready as soon as you get on stage and the possibility of connecting external footswitches for further control mean that even the most feature and control hungry performer will feel at home with the 505.
Manufacturer Boss Model RC-505 Loop Station Dimensions (H x W x D) 2-11/16" (68mm) x 16-9/16" (420mm) x 8-5/16" (210mm) Weight 1.4kg (3lbs, 2oz) Input Power DC 9V (AC Adapter Included) Input Connectors
- INPUT MIC: XLR (balanced, phantom power: DC 48V, 10mA Max)
- INPUT INST (L/MONO,R): 1/4"
- HEADPHONES: 1/4" stereo
- LINE OUTPUT (L/MONO,R): 1/4" Stereo
- CTL 1, 2 / EXP: 1/4" TRS
- USB port: USB Type B
- MIDI Connectors: (IN/OUT)
Effect Type (Input FX, Track FX) Beat Repeat*, Beat Shift*, Beat Scatter*, Vinyl Flick*, Bend, Chorus, Compressor, Delay, Distortion, EQ, Female, Filter, Flanger, Granular Delay, Guitar To Bass, Isolator, Lo-Fi, Male, Octave, Pan, Phaser, Reverb, Robot, Slicer, Synth, Tape Echo, Transpose, Tremolo, Vocal Distortion, Vocoder
*One Track FX Only
Effect Type (Master FX) Compressor, Reverb Total Looping Time Up To Three Hours Maximum Loops 99 Phrases Rhythm Types 85 Number of Tracks 5 Data Format WAV (44.1kHz, 16-bit linear, stereo) Display 16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
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