Boss RC-500 Loop Pedal

Manufacturer: Boss
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Normally: £263.00
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Boss RC-500 Loop Pedal


An essential partner for guitarists, singer/songwriters, multi-instrumentalists.
Mic & stereo instrument inputs, rhythms & more

Key Points
  • Advanced 2-track looper
  • Onboard mixing
  • Deep control options
  • Class-leading sound quality

  

Boss RC-500 Loop Pedal

An essential partner for guitarists, singer/songwriters, multi-instrumentalists.



Dual-Track Powerhouse

The RC-500 is an essential partner for guitarists, singer/songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, and anyone who wants to take their looping to the next level. Craft real-time compositions with two loop tracks, mic and stereo instrument inputs, rhythms, and inspiring Loop FX, all backed by premium 32-bit audio quality. Store loops in onboard memories, and explore expanded operation with external controls and MIDI. Filled with next-generation Loop Station features, the RC-500 gives serious creators the tools they need to develop new ideas and deliver impactful performances that will leave audiences wanting more.

Standard Features

  •     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

 

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.



Specifications

Sampling Frequency
    44.1 kHz
AD/DA Conversion
    32 bits
Processing
    32-bit floating point
Recording/Playback
    Number of Track: 2
    Data Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 32-bit float, stereo)
    Maximum Recording Time: Approx. 1.5 hours (1 track), Approx.13 hours (total of All memories)
     
Rhythm Type
    57 Patterns x 2 Variations
Rhythm Kit
    16 types
Effect
    LOOP FX (only for loop tracks)
    Type: BEAT REPEAT, BEAT SHIFT, BEAT SCATTER, VINYL FLICK
    Reverb (only for rhythm part)
Memory
    99
Nominal Input Level
    MIC IN:-40 dBu (variable)
    INST IN A/MONO、B: -10 dBu
Maximum Input Level
    MIC IN:+8 dBu
    INST IN A/MONO, B: +8 dBu
Input Impedance
    MIC IN: 4 k ohms
    INST IN A/MONO, B: 1 M ohm
Nominal Output Level
    OUTPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dBu
Maximum Output Level
    OUTPUT A/MONO, B: +8 dBu
Output Impedance
    OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 1 k ohm
Recommended Load Impedance
    OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 10 k ohms or greater
Bypass
    Buffered bypass
Controls
    REC/PLAY switch, STOP switch, TRACK SELECT switch, MEMORY/VALUE knob, MIC LEVEL knob, TRACK 1 slider, TRACK 2 slider, TRACK 1 EDIT button, TRACK 2 EDIT button, RHYTHM TEMPO button, RHYTHM ON/OFF button, MEMORY button, MENU button, EXIT button, ENTER button, INPUT button
Display
    Graphic LCD (96 x 32 dots, RGB backlit LCD)
Connectors
    INST IN A/MONO, B jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
    MIC IN jack: XLR type (balanced, phantom power: DC 48 V, 10 mA Max
    OUTPUT A/MONO, B jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
    CTL 1,2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
    USB port: USB micro B type
    MIDI (IN, OUT) jacks: stereo miniature type
    DC IN jack
Power Supply
    Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
    AC adaptor (PSA-S series: sold separately)
Current Draw
    330 mA (with phantom power)
    240 mA (without phantom power)
Expected battery life under continuous use
    Alkaline: Approx. 3.5 hours (without phantom power)
    Approx. 2 hours (with phantom power)
    *These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Accessories
    Owner's manual
    Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
    Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
    Rubber foot x 4
Options (sold separately)
    AC adaptor: PSA-S series
    Footswitch: FS-5U
    Dual Footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
    Expression Pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5
    TRS/MIDI connecting cable: BMIDI-5-35
Size and Weight
Width
    170 mm
    6-3/4 inches
Depth
    138 mm
    5-7/16 inches
Height (including rubber foot)
    62 mm
    2-1/2 inches
Weight (including battery)
    950 g
    2.1 lb
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

 




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