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Boss RC-300 - Loop Station

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RC-300

Your Price: $759.99 CDN

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The Triple-Stereo Mega Looper!

With loop mania sweeping the globe, BOSS proudly announces the most powerful Loop Station ever brought to the market the RC-300. The new flagship looper features three synchronized stereo tracks with dedicated volume knobs and transport-control footswitches for each track. Its also equipped with pro effects, a master Expression pedal, and a deluxe, ultra-wide control panel for the ultimate in live-performance manipulation. Plug in your guitar, bass, keyboard, or instrument of choice and create amazing loops in real time. An XLR input is also provided, complete with phantom power, so singers, percussionists, violinists, beatboxers, or anyone with a micd instrument can get in on the act, too. The RC-300 lets you record for up to three hours directly to its internal memory, adding effects as you go. The USB port lets you save your loops externally, as well as import/export WAV files. Step into the most powerful and inspiring Loop Station in BOSS history. Its the creative powerhouse that musicians have been dreaming of!

Three stereo tracks with dedicated footswitches and controls for each
Dedicated fader per track
Expression pedal for effects control in real time
Up to three hours of internal recording and 99 onboard memories
16 onboard effects optimized for looping
XLR Microphone input with phantom power
USB storage; import/export WAV files

The Triple-Stereo Mega Looper!

Triple Stereo Loops
Create, stack, and manipulate multi-layered loops with the RC-300s three stereo tracks each track being independently controllable. The Auto Recording feature starts recording the moment you begin playing your instrument, or as soon as you start a connected audio player. Count-In mode gives you one-bar of rhythm before recording starts. You can Undo/Redo as you go. The skys the limit with three hours of recording time!

Expanded Pedalboard
The RC-300s ultra-wide pedalboard is equipped with an Expression pedal (which can be assigned to a variety of parameters) and enlarged footswitches for controlling REC/PLAY and STOP for each track. Theres also a master ALL START/STOP footswitch onboard. Additionally, three independent faders provide immediate control of each tracks output volume. And if thats not enough control under your hands and feet, you can also connect external Expression pedals and footswitches (sold separately).

Onboard FX
Process your tracks and external-input signals with the RC-300s expressive onboard effects, including Transpose, Flanger, Phaser, Modulator, vocal effects, and more. A dedicated LOOP FX footswitch is provided for instant activation of the onboard effects. Control the effects parameters in real time with the Expression pedal for hands-free creativity onstage. You can apply the effects to any single track as well as to the entire mix, expanding your creativity and musical expression.

Rhythm Guide and Preloaded Audio
To keep your loops tight and in time, you can play along with one of the cool rhythm patterns in the RC-300s onboard library as you record; the Loop Quantize feature helps you having your recordings looped in time. Dozens of rhythm types are onboard, including rock, pop, shuffle, Latin, and more. A dedicated knob lets you adjust the volume of the rhythm, and you can set the tempo incrementally or via tap tempo. You can also specify the time signature. When you save a phrase, the rhythm type and time signature will also be saved. To get you up and running right away, the RC-300 comes preloaded with audio backing tracks (including bass tracks, piano tracks, etc.) for instant play-along performance and fun.

USB Connectivity
Connect the RC-300 to your computer via a standard USB cable, and back up your phrases externally for safekeeping. You can import and export WAV files between your computer and the RC-300; 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV files of up to 1.7GB in size can be imported.

AUX Input
In addition to recording your instrument performances and turning them into playable loops, you can record other external stereo audio sources via the AUX IN. Sounds from a digital-audio player or other device connected to the AUX input can easily be recorded and added to your loop performance.

The Triple-Stereo Mega Looper!

Nominal Input Level
INPUT MIC: -50 dBu (variable)
INPUT INST: -10 dBu (variable)
INPUT AUX: -20 dBu (variable)
Input Impedance
INPUT MIC: 4 k ohms
INPUT INST: 1 M ohm
INPUT AUX: 47 k ohms
Nominal Output Level
MAIN OUTPUT: -10 dBu
SUB OUTPUT: -10 dBu
Output Impedance
2 k ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
10 k ohms or greater
Recording/Playback
Maximum Recording Time: Approximately 3 hours (stereo)
Maximum Phrase Memory: 99
Number of tracks: 3
Data Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear, stereo)
Effect Types
Transpose, Flanger, Phaser, Pan, Tremolo, Slicer, Bend, Chorus, Robot, Female, Male, Gt->Bass, Filter, Delay, Lo-Fi, Distortion
Rhythm Types: 83
USB Interface
Hi-Speed USB (USB Mass Storage Class)
Hi-Speed USB (USB-AUDIO)

Pedals
TRACK 1 REC/DUB/PLAY pedal
TRACK 2 REC/DUB/PLAY pedal
TRACK 3 REC/DUB/PLAY pedal
TRACK 1 STOP pedal
TRACK 2 STOP pedal
TRACK 3 STOP pedal
ALL START/STOP pedal
LOOP FX pedal
EXP 1 pedal

Sliders
TRACK 1 slider
TRACK 2 slider
TRACK 3 slider

Knobs
MASTER LEVEL knob
RHYTHM LEVEL knob
AUX knob
INST knob
MIC knob
Displays
7 segments, 2 characters (LED)
16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
Connectors
INPUT MIC jack: XLR type (balanced/phantom power: DC 48 V, 10 mA)
INPUT INST jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4" phone type
INPUT AUX jack: Stereo miniature phone type
MAIN OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4" phone type
SUB OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4" phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4" phone type
CTL 1,2 / EXP 2 jack: 1/4" TRS phone type
CTL 3,4 / EXP 3 jack: 1/4" TRS phone type
USB connector
MIDI connectors (IN/OUT/THRU) (*)
DC IN jack (DC 9 V)

(*) MIDI synchronization is possible with other RC-300 devices or when RC-300 is set to master.
Power Supply: DC 9 V (AC adaptor)
Current Draw: Maximum 320 mA (DC 9 V)

Accessories
Owner's Manual
AC adaptor
USB cap
Options (sold separately): Footswitch (FS-5U, FS-6)
Expression Pedal (FV-500L, FV-500H, Roland EV-5)

Size and Weight
Width: 536 mm / 21-1/8 inches
Depth: 231 mm / 9-1/8 inches
Height: 76 mm / 3 inches
Weight: 3.9 kg / 8 lbs. 10 oz.

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The quality of this, is simply out of this world! This does so much more than just looping, totally worth the price!
Posted by Edward on Oct 5, 2015
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This is the perfect tool for creativity. It has many features and settings to play with but I found it very easy to just plug it in and start playing right away. It has a huge selection of choices in it's rhythm section for any time signature you need, which was a surprise to me. I highly recommend this over any loop station and if you are a composer or performer it is a great addition to your tools. I must also give a hand to Long and McQuades who's staff were great to deal with. They are my 'go to' store for all things music now.
Posted by J. Robertson on Aug 15, 2014
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I just got the very first BOSS RC-300 that came into Long & McQuade in Cambridge and I am very pleased with it. I have been looping since the first Boomerang Phrase Sampler was released several years ago. After a few years, I upgraded to a Digitech JamMan and I really liked being able to save my loops, but I really wanted a looper that would allow you to work with more than one track at a time. The Boss RC-50 had that capability, but it did not have nearly enough memory to work for me. Finally, the new Boss RC-300 was announced and it seemed to have everything I needed and more. I perform live with a looper, so I need one that is very reliable, has lots of memory and can be operated fully hands free. I like to have several pre-recorded loops stored on my looper for solo work but I also create loops in real time on the fly when performing live. The RC-300 has plenty of memory - three hours in 99 “phases” with three independent “tracks” in each phrase. I love being able to name my phrases, so I don’t have to carry around a list to refer to onstage. Also, it can be operated very effectively hands free, so it is great for live performance. I must warn you that it is very complicated compared to other more basic loopers, because it has so many features and options. You will have to spend quite a bit of time learning how to set it up and how to use all the features effectively. Furthermore, you will likely have to adjust a number of settings to make it suitable for your particular needs, so be prepared to spend quite a bit of time experimenting and studying the manual. If you are willing to put the time in, you will likely find all of the features you are looking for in the RC-300. I didn’t like some of the factory settings, so I changed several things to suit my needs. For example, I changed the play mode for most of my phrases to “single track” (rather than multi-track) and turned off the “loop sync” on the three tracks within the phrase. This way, I can record and playback any one of the three tracks independently which allows me to use one for an intro, another for the song and a third for an ending or a vamp. I can move from track to track easily (hands free) allowing lots of variety in my performance. Another big plus with the RC-300 is the onboard expression pedal. From the factory, this pedal is assigned to control the built-in effects, but I re-assigned it to control the playback volume of my phrases. I don’t use effects that much, but being able to control the volume of my loops is very useful for live performance. There are lots more features such as stereo panning, a phantom powered mic input, etc. You can even direct some tracks to different outputs if you want to separate things, such as having a bass part coming out of a different amp. Overall, this is one serious looper. I love it! Pros: Lots of memory, handsfree operation, tons of features and options, built like a tank. Cons: Quite complicated, some of the factory presets seem odd, it's a little on the large size, expensive. Overall impression – Probably the best looper on the market if you don’t mind the complexity.
Posted by Keith on Dec 29, 2011
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