The BOSS RC-1 is our simplest and most user-friendly Loop Station ever and it is a ton of fun. Since the RC-20 Loop Station was first released in 2001 BOSS has led the way by continually releasing new looping products. Though they have 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 and Play modes. With a maximum of 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.
RC-1 Right Choice For You:
It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a concert touring professional. The RC-1 is a great choice for any guitarist bassist or keyboardist concerned with usability and simplicity while having lots of fun.
Applications For The RC-1:
You can incorporate the RC-1 into your existing pedalboard or effects system. It’s also a great way to learn, practice, or improve your playing by quickly and easily creating your own backing track to jam along with. You can also loop stereo instruments like synthesizers and have a ball playing along.
Stereo Inputs and Outputs:
Apparently, some other products are based on the belief that mono recording and playback is good enough for you. In this day and age, we here at BOSS believe that it’s not too much for you to expect a stereo looper. With stereo inputs and outputs, you can record and playback your creations in stereo the way music was intended to be played performed, and enjoyed.
The optional FS-7 makes foot switching even simpler and easier! And, its compact size won’t take up much space on your pedalboard. Pressing the A switch will stop the Rec Overdub and Play mode. Hold down the A switch for two seconds or longer to erase the phrase. By pressing the B switch, you can easily undo or redo your phrase.
Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu
Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
Input Impedance: 1 M ohm
Output Impedance: 1 k ohm
Controls: Pedal switch LEVEL knob
Indicators: CHECK indicator LOOP indicator
Power Supply: Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61) AC adaptor
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
Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61) AC adaptor (sold separately) * Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries cannot be used.
Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
Alkaline: Approx. 3 hours
Owner's manual Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information") Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
Options (sold separately)
AC adaptor: PSA series Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-6, FS-7
Size and Weight
73 mm 2-7/8 inches
129 mm 5-1/8 inches
59 mm 2-3/8 inches
440 g 1 lb
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
Manufacturer Part Number
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