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.
Five Stereo Tracks with Dedicated Controls
- 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
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.
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RC-505 Loop Station