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Boss RC-5 Loop Station Compact Phrase Recorder Pedal


Boss RC-5 Loop Station Compact Phrase Recorder Pedal


Your Essential Creative Companion

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.

The RC-5 Loop Station, the latest iteration of BOSS's iconic red-boxed looper pedals, gives you 13 hours of pristine 32-bit stereo record time parceled out into 99 Phrase Memories. Phrase Memories store not only base loops and overdubs you've laid down, but also with tempo and reverb assignments to any of the 114 onboard drum grooves and seven drum kits you've chosen for accompaniment. This takes the RC-5 far beyond traditional looper territory and into something more akin to song management. Just think: Now you can quickly lay down chords, bass lines, melodies, and rhythms for scratch padding new ideas to potential bandmates. Or you can zhuzh up those loops and turn them into full-production live solo accompaniment. And thanks to the RC-5's USB connection, you can easily backup and reload loops by the setful. Through it all, the BOSS RC-5 Loop Station remains fast to learn, easy to use, and endless fun to play around with. The animated RGB backlit LCD keeps you apprised of measure, beat, and loop status every step of the way. Power user? The RC-5 also gives you stereo ins and outs, an assignable external footswitch/expression pedal port, and even TRS-MIDI in/out for syncing with drum machines and remote operation from your pedalboard MIDI switcher.

Standard Features

  • Advanced BOSS looping features in a compact footprint
  • 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
  • Reverse function for infusing loops with interesting textures
  • Seven 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

Tech Specs

  • Pedal Type:Looper
  • Looper:99 x Phrases, 1-track Looper
  • Looping Time:1.5 hours (1-track), 13 hours (max memory total)
  • Presets:57 x Rhythms (2 variations), 7 x Rhythm Kits
  • Effects:Reverb (rhythm parts)
  • Inputs:2 x 1/4" (A/mono,B)
  • Outputs:2 x 1/4" (A/mono,B)
  • MIDI I/O:2 x 1/8" TRS (In,Out)
  • USB:1 x Type B
  • Other I/O:1 x 1/4" TRS (stop/memory)
  • Bypass Switching:Buffered Bypass
  • Storage:WAV file audio (backup via USB)
  • Software:Boss Tone Studio
  • Power Source:9V DC power supply (sold separately)
  • Batteries:1 x 9V
  • Height:2.25"
  • Width:2.87"
  • Depth:5.12"
  • Weight:0.93 lbs. (excluding battery)
  • Manufacturer Part Number:RC-5


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