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RC-5 Loopstation

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RC-5 Loopstation

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Advanced compact looper with class-leading sound quality, 99 phrase memories, 57 rhythms, and MIDI control support.

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.

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

Super Sound Quality
Featuring best-in-class 32-bit AD/DA and 32-bit floating-point processing, the RC-5 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.

Window to Your World
The RC-5 features the most advanced interface available in any compact looper pedal. The LCD lets you keep an eye on loop status as you perform, with a backlight that changes colour to indicate recording, overdub, and playback states. And coupled with the multi-function parameter knob, it's quick and easy to navigate rhythms, kits, system settings, and more in the heat of the moment.

Deep Control
The RC-5's versatile pedal switch controls all looping functionsrecord, overdub, play, stop, and undo/redo. But deeper control is also supported if you need it. Connect up to two external footswitches for direct control of many assignable functions, or an expression pedal for continuous adjustments. Players with advanced systems will love the TRS MIDI I/O, which saves space and enables remote operation from MIDI switchers and foot controllers, plus MIDI sync with drum machines and DAWs.

Move and Groove, Forward and Back
With 57 preset rhythms and seven different drum kits, the RC-5 is ready to elevate loop and practice sessions with inspiring grooves for any style. For each rhythm, A/B variations can be selected from the panel or controlled via MIDI while performing. The RC-5's looper engine also includes a cool reverse function that's great for infusing your music with fresh sonic colors.

Capture, Practice, and Perform
The RC-5 provides 99 phrase memories, letting you store loops as fast as you create them. In addition to audio, a phrase memory includes the selected rhythm and kit, so it's ready to go when you call it up. Loop audio can be backed up to a computer via USB. And with WAV import via BOSS Tone Studio, the RC-5 becomes a pedalboard 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: 1
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: 7 types

Effect: Reverb (only for rhythm part)

Memory: 99

Bypass: Buffered bypass

Controls: MEMORY/LOOP LEVEL knob, MEMORY button, SETUP button, RHYTHM ON/OFF button, RHYTHM TEMPO button, Pedal switch

Display: Graphic LCD (96 x 32 dots, RGB backlit LCD)

Connectors:
INPUT A/MONO, B jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT A/MONO, B jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
STOP/MEMORY jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
USB port: USB B type
MIDI (IN, OUT) jacks: stereo miniature type
DC IN jack

Power Supply: Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61 or 6LF22)
Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
Alkaline: Approx. 2 hours

Size and Weight:
Dimensions (W x D x H): 73 x 129 x 56 mm / 2-7/8 x 5-1/8 x 2-1/4 inches
Weight: 450 g / 1 lb (including battery)

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Decent mid-level option. Start of the BOSS lineup if fidelity matters. 3 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
I'm happier with this pedal than the RC-1. 32bit sampling provided the fidelity for a live performance situation (and personal enjoyment); your loop will sound as if you were still playing it live. No delay/buffering when you hit the switch, so your loops will cut cleanly. (Stay away from EHX 360/720 for this reason). Easy to get a good loop. Overdub is easy to do. Con: plays a bit of your loop during the 2second 'push and hold' to clear the loop (annoying in a live situation). BUT, want m-m-more control... p-p-Pay mo' money (RC600). This pedal is a good balance of hi-fidelity sampling and ease of use in a small form-factor. Excellent for self-practice to your own tracks. Decent for live performance. Simple to use. Not recommended for professional performance. Rythm tracks are *meh.
Posted by SB on Feb 24, 2023
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Closest Store   Montréal, Quebec
C'est une merveilleuse petite machine facile d'utilisation. Depuis que je m'en sers je me monte des sets de guitare rythmique et de basse pour jouer du blues, du jazz et du rock. Je ne comprends pas pourquoi je m'en suis passé aussi longtemps. C'est le compagnon idéal pour les musiciens.
Posted by Michel Danis on Dec 8, 2022
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LOOP, THERE IT IS !!! 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Moncton, New Brunswick
This Loopstation Is Beyond Amazing With Its Ability Of Unlimited Overdubbing And Up To 99 Spaces of Memory, A Drum Machine and Soo Much More ... This Is A Songwriters Best Friend... You Will Not Be Disappointed Adding This To Your Toolkit !!!!
Posted by Joey on Aug 3, 2022
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?LOOP-DADDY? 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Moncton, New Brunswick
This Loop Station Has All Your Looper Needs!!!
With Unlimited Dubbing And 99 Memory Slots Plus A Drum Machine You Will Be Making Music Magick In No Time At All!!!!
Defineatly A Monster Addition To My Musical Toolbelt!!
Thanks To Long And Mcquade For The Amazing Service!!!
Posted by Joey on Aug 2, 2022
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Because of this, Long & McQuade provides our customers with a FREE one-year Performance Warranty on most of our products. The Long & McQuade Performance Warranty supplements the manufacturer’s warranty to ensure that our customers receive complete “no hassle” warranty coverage within their first year.

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  • Performance Guarantee: Normal wear and tear is covered, so your product will be performing as well as the day you purchased it for the entire duration of the coverage. Band and Orchestral Performance Warranty does not include replacing pads or cleaning for woodwind instruments, unless deemed necessary by our repair staff. Ultrasonic cleaning for brass instruments will be provided if deemed necessary by our repair staff, but is not routinely offered under the Performance Warranty.
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