Boss RC-3 USB Loop Station

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The RC-3 is powerfully equipped yet conveniently housed in a compact pedal.

The RC-3 provides three hours of stereo recording capacity direct to internal memory which will enable you to record long phrases without worrying about running out of memory. Along with the incredible memory of the RC-3, the 99 memory locations that will allow you to save and instantly recall your creations.

Those who want to incorporate stereo instruments and devices will appreciate the true stereo I/O of the RC-3. The built-in drum patterns will guide you to perfect looping. And once you’ve created a body of work, you can use the RC-3’s USB 2.0 port to conveniently save your loops onto your computer. Looping has never been this simple, portable, powerful, and fun!

Auto Record
The Auto Recording feature starts recording the moment you begin playing your guitar, 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 sky’s the limit with three hours of recording time!

Rhythm Guide
To keep your loops tight and in time, you can play along with one of the basic rhythm patterns in the RC-3’s onboard library as you record. Ten types of rhythm types are provided, including Rock, Pop, Funk, Shuffle, R&B, and Latin. A dedicated knob lets you adjust the volume of the rhythm, and you can set the tempo 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.

USB Connectivity
You can connect the RC-3 to your computer via a standard USB cable, and back up your RC-3 recordings to your computer for safekeeping. You can also load WAV files from your computer directly into the RC-3. The RC-3 accepts 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV files of up to 1.7GB in size.

AUX Input
In addition to recording your guitar or bass performances and turning them into playable loops, you can also record other external stereo audio sources via the RC-3’s AUX IN. Sound from a digital-audio player connected to the AUX input, for example, can easily be recorded and made into a loop.

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Model RC-3

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BossRC-3 USB Loop Station
 
4.8

(based on 24 reviews)

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Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (23)
  • Compact (22)
  • Responsive (18)
  • Versatile (16)
  • Good selection of effects (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (23)
    • Outdoor events / games (19)
    • Home studio (15)
    • Amateur recording (14)
    • Professional recording (11)
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    5.0

    A solo artist's best friend!!

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    from Miami Lakes, FL

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Boss RC-3 USB Loop Station:

      What else needs to be said? If you are a performing solo artist this pedal will act as your other band mates. If you are writing music and are trying to come up with that sick guitar harmony but don't have another guitar player? Bam!!! Now you do.

      There is no limit to what you can do with this pedal and I'm talking first hand experience. Double rhythm tracks, leads, harmonies, loop drum beats, beat boxing, sound effects, samples etc....

      This is the Swiss army knife of pedals that should be in every musician's tool chest. It is in mine.

       
      5.0

      Tons of Fun

      By 

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Limited Selection Of Effects

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Boss RC-3 USB Loop Station:

      This device is a man's (or woman's) best friend. If you need a helping hand but want to just keep your presentation solo, this Looper is quite the tool. I consider myself a beginner when it comes to the "gadgets", but this device honestly took about 30 minutes to an hour to figure out and start enjoying. I can work on developing my lead play while this device does the rhythm. Then you can use your foot to turn it off while you play the chorus or bridge, and then back on when you start a verse again. Great addition to "The Band" (you). This is a real hands on product review from Richard@ Sam Ash Miami

       
      4.0

      Loopy!!!

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      from Huntington

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Boss RC-3 USB Loop Station:

        A quality looper that's built like a tank. Three hours of looping madness! Great for all kinds of applications. Classic Boss style pedal that's easy to use. Discover all the things you can do alone with your looper and instrument of your choice. This is a real product review from Joe@SamAsh Huntington.

         
        5.0

        Loop Beyond Your Imagination

        By 

        from New Haven, CT

        About Me Professional Musician

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Boss RC-3 USB Loop Station:

          The Boss Looper is one that can take you to an area of your mind with ZERO limitations. This is a real hands on product review from Big Jim at Sam Ash New Haven.

           
          5.0

          Looping fun

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          from Lombard, IL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Performances
            • Practice

            Comments about Boss RC-3 USB Loop Station:

            Boss has been making quality effects for quite awhile now and has continued this tradition in it's newest RC3 loop station. This loop pedal allows for a total of 6 hours of recording time. If that's not monstrous enough, the pedal can be hooked up to your computer via usb to offload the memory for storage for later use. With that in mind, the RC3 can be used for on the spot recording and then send the WAV file to your computer for mixing. The compact, rugged design should put up with years of use without breaking down. Built in rhythm tracks are great to ensure that you play in time so that your loop tracks line up. Looping isn't just for a one man band. This is a great pedal for practice in that you can record a chord progression and practice soloing over the loop. The RC3 is a powerful pedal to have in your arsenal and will provide countless hours of fun.

            This is a real hands on product review from Max @ Sam Ash Lombard

             
            4.0

            Time to loop!

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            from Paramus, NJ

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            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Excellent Construction
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Practicing
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Boss RC-3 USB Loop Station:

              The outside construction of this pedal is very durable. I have seen many guitar players use this loop station on stage. With the three hours of recording your music, this pedal is also a great practice tool when you want to lay down the perfect guitar solo. The rhythm types that are provided in this pedal is also useful in helping you to create new songs. For $199.00 you do get a lot for this price.

              I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash.

               
              5.0

              Very Versitile Looper

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              from Cincinnati

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Boss RC-3 USB Loop Station:

                This looper does it all. drum parts, bass, rhythm. Great to play leads over. Would recommend to anyone looking to play a 1 man show, or to add to their whole show.
                I am a sam ash sales representative at Cincinnati.

                 
                5.0

                Great Pedal

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                from Canoga Park, CA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Boss RC-3 USB Loop Station:

                  This thing is amazing. You can use it for a lot more than just laying down a rhythm and soloing over it, which is handy, but you can also store backing tracks and other sounds in it and trigger them right from your pedal board. There are a lot of other looper pedals on the market that are similar in size or smaller, but none of them have this many features. Besides, have you ever seen a broken Boss pedal? I haven't.

                  This is a real hands on product review from Josh @ Sam Ash Canoga Park.

                   
                  5.0

                  THE Original Loop Station!

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                  from King of Prussia PA

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                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Boss RC-3 USB Loop Station:

                  Musicians looking for the best loop station should look no further than the BOSS RC3! This little pedal packs a whopping 3 hours of looping time across 99 banks. You can loop until your heart's content. And the best thing-it's not just for guitarists! You can plug keyboards, drum machines, even a microphone (using an impedance transformer) into this little guy. It's built with the ruggedness one would expect from a BOSS Pedal and it has the sound quality one would expect from a BOSS Pedal. My only qualm is that it can be difficult to operate without first taking a look at the reference manual. Aside from that, there's really no other name than BOSS that comes to mind when someone asks for a solid loop pedal. This is a real hands on product review from Ryan@ Sam Ash King of Prussia.

                   
                  5.0

                  RC-3 with INSANE memory!

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                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Good Selection Of Effects
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Boss RC-3 USB Loop Station:

                    What can I say the Boss RC-3 Loop Station is a great piece of machine. With 3 hours of memory and pre recorded drum beats this pedal can take on any loops your mind can come up with. It also has USb connectivity to be able to store your already made loops onto your computer or be able to load them from your computer to the rc-3.

                    I am a staff reviewer for sam ash music in dallas

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