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.

Order your Boss RC-3 USB Loop Station from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

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Model RC-3

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BossRC-3 USB Loop Station
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Responsive (6)
  • Versatile (5)

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    5.0

    Amazing Looping!!!

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    from Buffalo Grove, IL

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    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Built like a tank
    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Boss RC-3 USB Loop Station:

      This is one of the best loopers around. It has 99 memory slots, way more than I could even use, and hours of memory altogether. It is intuitive and easy to use. Each channel has 2 tracks to record separately and playback simultaneously. This takes looping to the next level. I have seen several pro musicians use this on stage, and sometimes 2 of them! This is ideal for stage or mapping out ideas. This is a hands on review from Zak at Sam Ash Buffalo Grove.

       
      5.0

      Great Pedal! Great Price!

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      from Indianapolis, IN

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Boss RC-3 USB Loop Station:

        The Boss RC-3 is like having a full backing band in a stompbox. This is such a versatile pedal for any solo musician, or if you're at home working on that epic lead for your bands new song. You have the option to save your work directly to the RC-3 and with just a click of a button it will play right under you. You can also go completely on the fly and loop a bass track, a drum rhythm track, and a guitar rhythm track and lead right over it on stage, It's an absolutely essential piece of equipment for any solo, acoustic musician.
        I am a staff reviewer for Sam Ash.

         
        4.0

        Awesome tool

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        from New Haven, CT

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Boss RC-3 USB Loop Station:

          The RC-3 is a great tool to add to your arsenal. I love using it to practice "playing along with myself". I've also seen solo performers use the RC-3, along with other effect pedals to make very cool layered sounds. It's not as full featured as some of the bigger (more expensive) loop pedals, but it offers more than adequate recording time and the learning curve isn't too bad. I would like if the tempo were numerically adjustable, but the tap tempo function works well enough. There are only 10 preset drum tracks, but jam tracks can be loaded in via usb. Also, be sure to buy the power supply, as battery life isn't great. Overall, a fun pedal that most guitarists willconsider a useful addition to their rig.

          This is a real hands on product review from Jeff @ Sam Ash New Haven

           
          5.0

          Worth every penny!

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          from Ontario, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy to use
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Boss RC-3 USB Loop Station:

            There are so many things you can do with this pedal. Whether you're a beginner or a professional, you will have a use for this thing. It's not the flagship of looping pedals, but if you're hardcore into looping, then you would not be here looking at this anyway. I found myself being more creative with this pedal in my arsenal. I was thinking of ideas and way to incorporate this pedal into my music. How awesome is that?! This pedal acually caused me to be more creative and actively come up with new ideas or new angles on existing music!

            Seriously, if you've never tried one, go try one. Hours upon hours of fun. The price may be a bit steep for a single pedal, but you'll see within minutes why. Worth every penny!

            I am a staff reviewer, Sam Ash #41

             
            4.0

            Industry standard looper

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            from huntington

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Boss RC-3 USB Loop Station:

            This is THE industry standard small pedal looper. This looper can do it all. The learning curve on it is a little steep, but once you got it under control the amazing fun begins. High quality great price great looper! This is a real hands on product review from Jason@ Sam Ash Huntington.

             
            5.0

            One man band pedal!

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            from New York

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            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Boss RC-3 USB Loop Station:

              I wanted to do my own looping style performances where I create the song from scratch on the fly that I could depend on.
              You can't go wrong with the RC-3.
              Simple and to the point.
              This is all I needed.
              "This is a real hands on product review from Mike@  Sam Ash Paramus"

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GREAT !!!

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              from Altamonte Springs

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              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy to use
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Perfect for Beginners
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • A bit pricey but worth it

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Boss RC-3 USB Loop Station:

              This is just an amazing product !
              I just picked one up today and I'm loving it !
              It takes only 10 minutes to figure it out and once you get the hang of it - it's just fantastic ..
              This is perfect for beginners and even professional musicians ..
              The only thing that isn't so great is the price but it is totally worth it !
              Absolutely worth the money and anyone who likes playing guitar should go buy this !

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              RC-3 USB Loop Station

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