BOSS RC-1 Loop Station

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RC-1 Loop Station

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Look No Further. The Answer for Looping is BOSS!


The BOSS RC-1 is the simplest and most user-friendly Loop Station ever. Since the RC-20 Loop Station was first released in 2001, BOSS has led the way by continually releasing new looping products. Though they've been used and enjoyed by various looping artists and performers, BOSS still pursued an easier and more affordable solution. The RC-1 is a straightforward looper that is easy to operate. Experience the fun of looping when you record, playback, overdub, and undo or redo loops using this compact BOSS stompbox. And of course, the RC-1 retains the BOSS quality and performance that musicians around the world have come to expect and rely on.

On the top panel, there is a new and innovative loop indicator, which consists of a 24-segment LED laid out in a circular pattern. You can quickly and easily determine the current status of the Rec/Overdub/Play modes. With a maximum 12 minutes of stereo recording time, the RC-1 is capable of capturing any extended performance that you can create or imagine! The stereo in/out jacks can be used with stereo effects and amplifiers. Additionally, they allow you to connect stereo instruments, such as synthesizers. Other convenient features include battery and AC power, as well as flexible external foot switching capabilities. The RC-1 is an especially great partner to start enjoying looping!

Features
• Straightforward and easy to operate
• Newly designed loop indicator displays the current loop mode (Rec/Overdub/Play)
• Runs on a single 9-volt alkaline battery (approximately 4.5 hours of battery life)
• Can be used with an optional AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)
• 12 minutes of stereo recording time
• Stereo inputs and outputs
• Flexible external footswitch options
• Recorded phrase is retained in memory even after the RC-1 is turned off

Specifications
Nominal Input Level: -20 dbu
Input Impedance: 1 M ohm
Nominal Output Level: -20 dbu
Output Impedance: 1 k ohm
Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k ohms or greater

Controls: Pedal switch, LEVEL knob
Indicators: CHECK indicator, LOOP indicator

Connectors:
• INPUT A (MONO) jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• INPUT B jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• OUTPUT A (MONO) jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• OUTPUT B jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• STOP/UNDO jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
• DC IN jack

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Description: Dan Doiron from Roland Canada demonstrates the BOSS RC-1 Loop Station.


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Beginner looper for too much $$. Bad sample quality. 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
If all you want is a practice looper to jam to your own lo-fi loops, this is a good pedal. If you want something easy to use, this is a good pedal. But the sound quality just isn't there for me and it sounded very muddy compared to the original signal. I returned it to try the RC-5 instead. RC-1 is half the pricepoint; but also half the fidelity (16bit vs 32bit). RC-1 has a very shallow learning curve. Within 5 minutes out of the box you can be looping and over-dubbing; if you don't care how it sounds. Not recommended for a live performance situation where fidelity matters.
Posted by SB on Feb 24, 2023
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Good, simple looper. 6 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Sydney, Nova Scotia
I was after a simple to use looper for practicing leads over chord changes at home and this fits the bill nicely. The only feature I wish it had was the ability to store a few loops. It will store the last loop you recorded but it would be nice to be able to scroll through a few previous ones. That being said, having to redo various loops all the time means that you get better at looping. Anyways it’s a Boss so the quality and reliability is a given.
Posted by John on Jul 29, 2020
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Cool pedal!! 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Henderson), Manitoba
Just picked this pedal up today. Still got a lot to figure out, but for me, it's like having your own personal rhythm guitarist. You can record anything on here and it plays back, then you can jam with it. Good for practicing.
Posted by Matty M on Jan 13, 2020
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Great practice tool 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vancouver, British Columbia
Typical BOSS build, it will probably last forever. The visual loop is an awesome feature and helped fast track timing practice. I changed the default setting of record-overdub-playback to record-play-overdub. I also added a Boss FS7 to have a single stomp for stop and one for undo. No memory onboard to save multiple tracks but that hasn't been an issue for me. It does store the current loop indefinitely. So for live use or gigs, you may want to look elsewhere for that feature. Quite frankly if it is being used for home practice why not play that rhythm chord progression first anyway? My only complaint is the remote jack is so close to the input jack that it made patch cord selection a pain to keep the pedal board tidy.
Posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2019
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Good simple looper. 6 of 7 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Chinook, Alberta
You can change the way it sequences your pedal stomps for looping, I found this useful as I didnt like the default settings. it is as straight forward as you can get and it is highly recomended if you are new to guitar because it will make YOU the listener of what you play, and it will give you a feel for actually crating layers in music.... for the price, It is an awesome pedal, the biggest downside is that it has limit in its range, and it has no memory... I would ( now having bought THIS pedal ) spend the extra dough to have the one with memory banks, BUT... if price is an issue.. this pedal will serve you well... even with another, future loop pedal purchase, I would maybe put this one in a different place in a pedal chain, to gain or loose effects in my loops...
Posted by Don on Sep 26, 2016
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first time looper and I'm hooked! 7 of 7 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Richmond, British Columbia
really fun pedal, tried this and the Ditto but thought this felt better to stomp on,the ac jack is on the top which is what I need and its stereo,also felt like I would need the extra out jack for a stop switch
Posted by Simon F on Sep 2, 2015
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