Boss RC-505 Loop Station

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The Boss RC-505 Loop Station is next gen looper for Live Performers. Get yours at Sam Ash Direct!

The Boss RC-505 Loop Station is the latest and greatest in a long history of Boss Loopers.  The RC-505 is designed for tabletop use by DJs, Beatboxers, singers, and club performers who appreciate the possibilities of live control of five simultaneous stereo phrase tracks.  With the Boss RC-505 Loop Station, you can create on the fly, with all the capabilities and effects you would expect from the number 1 maker of Loop Stations. The RC-505 includes INPUT FX and TRACK FX for real-time control of signal processing for live sound creation.

Just plug in a mic, instrument, or other audio source, and then ride the intuitive panel controls to build and mix some amazing loops! The RC-505 has USB to work with your laptop and works with external pedals and MIDI, opening a world of advanced looping possibilities for all types of musicians.

Features:
  • Tabletop Loop Station that can be operated with the hands, perfect for beatboxers, vocalists, and club performers
  • Five simultaneous stereo phrase tracks, with dedicated controls and independent volume faders
  • Wide range of Input FX and Track FX for processing loops, including DJ and sampler-style effects
  • Independent play mode and tempo sync settings enable a flexible combination of track behaviors and advanced performance options
  • 99 phrase memories, each containing five phrase tracks, custom effects/playback settings, and more
  • 85 onboard rhythm patterns, including odd-measure beats
  • External control via MIDI and optional footswitches or expression pedal
  • USB for phrase import/export with computers; USB audio/MIDI functionality for integration with DAW software
  • XLR mic input with phantom power, mono/stereo instrument inputs, and stereo AUX input

Five Stereo Tracks with Dedicated Controls
With five stereo phrase tracks that can play simultaneously, the Boss RC-505 exceeds the capabilities of all previous Boss loopers. Independent record/overdub/play and stop buttons for each track let you capture and control loop performances with your fingertips, and dedicated volume faders allow you to mix loop levels on the fly. Each track can have its own playback mode (multi, single, one-shot, reverse, etc.) and tempo sync settings, providing an unlimited range of creative looping behaviors.

Powerful FX Onboard
All the effects you need are built in to the Boss RC-505. INPUT FX such as ROBOT and VOCODER create unique, dramatic sound textures for recording loops, while TRACK FX like VINYL FLICK and BEAT REPEAT provide dynamic DJ and sampler effects. You can assign the Loop Stations six effects buttons to any effects you want for pushbutton access while performing. In addition, effects parameters (filter cutoff, effect depth, etc.) can be tweaked in real time with the INPUT FX and TRACK FX knobs. Global compressor and reverb effects are also available for processing the overall sound output.

Phrase Memories and Rhythms
99 phrase memories provide onboard storage for phrase track data, various playback and effects settings, and more. User Sets let you store frequent settings, which you can easily load to quickly reconfigure any phrase memory, even in the heat of performing. 85 different onboard rhythms offer backing for loop recording, with a large selection of odd-measure beats for advanced looping. The rhythm part can be routed to the rear-panel PHONES jack only, giving you a dedicated click track for monitoring purposes.

Audio Inputs and USB
The Boss RC-505 has loads of inputs, the better to mix may different audio sources as you build loops: XLR microphone jack with phantom power; mono/stereo ¼-inch inputs for guitars, synths, or other instruments; and an AUX mini-jack for connecting a music player, smart phone, or other stereo device.  USB computer access is inlcuded so you can import/export WAV audio phrases, for loop archiving or loading up RC-505 phrases with backing tracks or sounds for sampler-style triggering. The RC-505 also functions as a USB audio/MIDI interface, making it simple to integrate with your favorite Production software for audio recording, MIDI sync, and more.

Customized Looping Control
With the RC-505, you have the ability to set up customized real-time controls for the way you like to loop. You can specify up to eight different functions and operate them in a variety of ways—with front-panel controls, an external expression pedal or foot switches, and/or various MIDI Control Change messages—extending your command of looping and many other operations. The eight control assignments are stored with phrase memories, allowing you to create and recall custom setups for different songs and performing situations.

Get your Boss RC-505 Loop Station from Sam Ash Direct and enjoy fast free shipping and our best in the business 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

    RC-505 Loop Station
    Owner's Manual
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Model RC-505

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RolandRC-505 Loop Station
 
4.7

(based on 28 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    5.0

    Endless Loops!

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    from Cleveland,OH

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • 5 Separate Tracks
    • 85 Rhythms
    • On-board Effects

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Live performance
      • Practice
      • Recording

      Comments about Roland RC-505 Loop Station:

      The RC-505 is the only loop pedal one could need. Featuring 5 separate tracks, each with individual functionality and effects, the looping possibilities are endless. This pedal can be used for simply jamming leads over a rhythm or constructing an entire song. Add in the 85 different drum tracks and you've got yourself a one man band packed into an easy to use interface. This revamped loop station can do it all. This is a real hands on product review from Erik@ Sam Ash Cleveland.

       
      4.0

      RAWK!

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      from Columbus, OH

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Very Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Live performance
        • Recording

        Comments about Roland RC-505 Loop Station:

        The most versatile Boss looper yet!.
        With hand operated controls and 85 onboard rhythms this unit really gives you unlimited looping capability!

        This is a real hands-on product review from rAm in Sam Ash Columbus.

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        5.0

        Killer Loop Pedal

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        from Canoga Park, CA

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              Comments about Roland RC-505 Loop Station:

              This thing is just killer. I've got one customer who does a whole show using this thing, and he plays all the instruments: bass, guitar, drums off of one of those drum machines, and he just makes all his loops go through this pedal, and by the time he sings, he's got all the instruments done.


              This is a real hands-on product review from Rock'n Dave @ Sam Ash Canoga Park.

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              5.0

              so many options!

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              from White Plains, NY

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              Pros

              • Versitile
              • Works Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Live

                Comments about Roland RC-505 Loop Station:

                For any guitarist looking for a loop station to increase creativity, this is it! This piece really gives you a ton of options and it doesn't take too long to learn how it works. Overall great buy and really helps the creativity flow!

                This is a real hands on product review from Chris O'Neil@ Sam Ash White Plains, NY

                 
                4.0

                Amazing!

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                from Cleveland Ohio

                Staff Reviewer

                Comments about Roland RC-505 Loop Station:

                Talk about the end all of loopers. The rc505 is by far the best looper on the planet. The recording quality is amazing and the ease of use makes this a no brainer. If you are looking for a great looper to practice with or meat up your current rig this is it!

                this is a hands on review by Graham @ sam ash Cleveland

                 
                5.0

                Fancy Looper!

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                from Chicago, Il

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                Comments about Roland RC-505 Loop Station:

                The RC-505 exceeded my expectations!
                This unit offers pretty much unlimited looping flexibility and combined with it's ease of operation it really inspires creativity
                I love the LED rings that count down the loop length.
                Great!
                This is a real hands on product review from Warren @ Sam Ash Buffalo Grove

                 
                5.0

                Powerful Live Loop Station

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                from Phoenix, AZ

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                Comments about Roland RC-505 Loop Station:

                The Roland RC-505 Loop Station that can be operated with the hands, perfect is great for beat makers, singers, and DJ's. With five stereo phrase tracks a wide range of Input and Track FX, 99 phrase memories and 85 rhythm patterns everything you need is right here in this compact loop station. This is a real hands-on product review from Rick @ Sam Ash Phoenix.

                 
                5.0

                Best New Looper

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                from NYC

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                      Comments about Roland RC-505 Loop Station:

                      Great new looper from the king of loopers. The 505 is the most intuitive looper yet. You can easy switch between loops, almost more like a sampler. Great for DJs to live band use.

                      Very good value for the price!

                      I would recommend to a friend.

                      This is a real hands-on review from Jeremy @ Sam Ash NYC

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                      4.0

                      Roland does it again!

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                      from Los Angeles

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                            Comments about Roland RC-505 Loop Station:

                            Roland continues to lead the way in functional, easy to use looping devices. This one works especially well for EDM, DJ and other similar applications. The ability to call up 5 sound phrases with the push of individual buttons makes this a real winner. As always, it is intuitive to work with and loaded with features.

                            I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash in Los Angeles.

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                            5.0

                            Fun pedal

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                            from Canoga Park Ca

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                                  Comments about Roland RC-505 Loop Station:

                                  I used this to layer some parts i did on guitar in alternate tunings and it didnt stop there. I was able to lay sown some bass and some ostinatos on my pad controller. I still have not scratched the surface, and i have gotten more done with this than any other looper.
                                  This has been a hands-on product review by Dana @ sam ash Canoga Park.

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