Boss RC-30 Loop Station
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Boss RC-30 Loop Station

RC-30 Loop Station, Looper from Boss in the RC series.

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Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 13 reviews )
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ThibautGPP04/03/2014

ThibautGPP's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Super pedal"

Boss RC-30 Loop Station
Seen again and again, I will not again repeat the characteristics of the machine.
I just want to point out that even with the 99 memories bursting with sounds (most of which are recorded on two tracks with several overloops), I never reached the recording limit. Autonomy is really huge.

UTILIZATION

Config requires a small adjustment to fit the purpose just pushed the craft, which is the case for any looper. I personally find it more intuitive to use than the JamMan, but it is very subjective.

Boss RC30 located its interest in the aspect of "plug & play" not setting the input, no unexpected saturation and simultaneous recording of guitar + micro childish song.

Built-in effects (applicable only on a loop being played, not the instrument during recording) are anecdotal or completely useless. For cons, I find very nice to use rhythm patterns when you get a solo session.

The real lack I noticed over time, it is impossible to set a specific tempo, eg 130 bpm. The adjustment is made by pressing a button, without indication. Alone, it is no problem. But for a sophisticated use live or in a group, this can be annoying, a shift being quickly arrived on long loops.

SOUND QUALITY

I find excellent sound reproduction even after multiple overloops. The faders are very useful to adjust the volumes on the fly. The only limit is finally the amp, which should be powerful enough to collect a busy track, which may end up invading force the entire spectrum.

I use it mainly for guitar and secondarily for singing. The result is very satisfactory from my point of view. We must remember to put the pedal end of the chain (ideally in the effects loop when it has one) to get the best effect and not too damaging the input signal.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 years and am very satisfied. Its virtually unlimited memory, 2 tracks, the recording quality, plug aside $ play, patterns and the ability to recover all of its tracks on a pc really do a great tool. It just lacks a precise timing tempo (present on the Jamman) but I prefer the ergonomics of the Boss
benderleben12/12/2013

benderleben's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" old jamman to RC30"

Boss RC-30 Loop Station
I just changed my old jamman against a RC 30 then there is necessarily positive and ... negative.
to make a "fast (a novel five pages)" turn a little comparison and ignore any logical sense:

positive:
-2 Tracks available and adjustable: top

-Tempos changing the click without inventing warm water either

Gadgets-effects but who deserves to be there, it's always less painful than changing delay its place in the chain, for example ...)


negative:
- A very very slight loss in acute RC 30 (rendering very still correct)

- A little melimelo footswitch but the "price" to pay for this famous 2em track, I will test out the additional footswitch ...

- I is not even tested the XLR mic but just by turning the knob "mic" just a nice breath tickling his ear mmmm does not bode famous ...

-The "up" button and "down" to change banks: the fear of the rod if you are looking for a distant sentence .... the jamman had a spartan but effective this side ergonomics.

UTILIZATION

instinctive grip very well that have so much power over only 2 footswitch involves an adaptation and a "melimelo" time.

faders that control volume are a bit short and it feels a little cramped for mixing. but hey it's always handy visual landmark as compared to a much less readable knob ...

the manual is mistranslated as usual ... but just more than ample to take the beast in hand.
very simple.

SOUND QUALITY

the effects are quite poor but it was well thought out:
are matched directly to the tempo of loops (if they had put in a eh? ahem) so delay simpa remains filters ect to the DJ played and mumuse ok ... so why not gadget but these effects are not configurable at all and that's a shame and they are more systematically applied to two tracks and we can not do anything ...

OVERALL OPINION

I've had this morning is 22h I have played well over 3 hours.

I am yet skeptical when signal processing so it is neither for nor against but rather in the moist warmth of indecision I ask myself:
on the jamman is entitled to a volume knob for the input guitar signal while on the RC 30 there is "nothing to do".
This setting is simply absent. Against part is absent for a good reason, the RC 30 "beef" less sound than the jamman and in addition I am not yet managed to do flashed the fateful led "peak" which indicates a saturation input ( thank you captain obvious!). it is therefore great for the RC 30 + because in addition to less "pumping" sound it offers a more generous dynamic (malgrés the price to pay for these very good results.)
I think the jamman stereo as well that I have not tested it and apart from a reverse and 4 footswitch (it's still much better) which is expensive moin ... but good 2em track what ... in a compact size although they would still have changed their chassis eternal "twin" footswitch for 2 more ...
Animaxion08/08/2013

Animaxion's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good looper, but a little gadget"

Boss RC-30 Loop Station
2 tracks can be recorded and broadcast in stereo. Quite unnecessary digital effects (octave down, phaser, overdrive nickname, delay), a rhythm section, a USB jack (without cable), no power supply. But either supplied 9V battery 1.5 V. Everything is controlled by two pedals recording / playback and stop.

UTILIZATION

Usage is quite simple, sound editing is done quite easily. The looper has a grip rather easy. It regrets against the lack of footswitch to change recording while you play.

SOUND QUALITY

I use it with my guitar and my voice. I do not use effects. Records are returned.

OVERALL OPINION

I have for a week and I deplore the presence of these unnecessary effects, like that of the drum, as I regret the absence of power and a footswitch. For almost 300 euros, you pay futile machine accessories while Digitech proposes a stereo Jamman more sober and more useful for less than 200 € (179 € in Thotho). It is for this reason that I will not keep the Boss RC-30 and instead go see the side of the Jamman stereo.
yesode06/29/2013

yesode's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Cool tools"

Boss RC-30 Loop Station
Pedal loops two synchronized tracks. Some effects and integrated beats. Jack, XLR, phantom power.

UTILIZATION

Easy configuration, intuitive enough. The manual is clear and concise. No need to open it to create loops, it can be used to set the pedal differently (edition of pace for example).
Overall very easy to use

SOUND QUALITY

I used guitar singing and am satisfied with the sound quality, even for voice. The drum beats are not bad at all, I was expecting something synthetic ca finally sounds really bad, so I use them.
As against the onboard effects do not interest me too much, it's a little gadget I think.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a good month so far mainly used for composing. I had a JamMan stereo and JM4 before.
These are the two tracks that have inspired me to buy it and I regret nothing. This can vary quite a pretty basic piece. I want to use it on stage as a live looper is to say while making live, so I have no worries of time that appears between two presets (criticism I've read here and there).
I use the fs6 that can easily toggle between the two tracks.
I'd love to be able to assign the second footswitch fs6 of the activation / change beats battery. It is set to activate the effects but I do not use it ... For the moment I do not think it's possible damage.
I have also enjoyed a headphone output.
Overall this is a great tool for me, for both components for the live.
ThibautGPP07/12/2012

ThibautGPP's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Love it!"

Boss RC-30 Loop Station
Rather than words, I offer an overview of the pedal on the following link:


I advise you to listen to headphones because I completely craqu the volume is very low (or so I'm deaf)

And a sample piece made live https://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_13856716?utm_campaign=opengraph&utm_content=song&utm_medium=link&utm_source=facebook

(Gear: fender strat => Boss ME50 => EHX Freeze => Boss RC30 => Presonus audiobox)

Today I have 85 tracks in memory, all with at least 3 layers per track and a hard ranging between 10 seconds and 2 minutes, and I can always continue recording, so really very autonomy of memory.

USE

Very simple to use, provided that we give 10 minutes of her time reading the manual and many tour the possibilities.

I love this pedal, but it all depends on the use that is made. As evoked in other opinions, you just forget intensive use live if we want to have fun changing track every 3 minutes for it is galre (unless you record the intgralit the song on a same track of course)

I mostly use it as a tool to build solo riffs, find ideas and memorize, and it has gnial.

When I'm using it in a group, it is to wedge a line or a rhythm that I can cut, enrich or raise will.

It is much more user-friendly and intuitive as the RC3 (my way) and for connecting a mic in fantom, which use it normment.

It is not intended to be a pace bote but the possibility to connect a footswitch to turn dye the beat really would go further on the use of the machine live




SOUND QUALITY

I do not understand the notice that the pedal ruin the sound quality ...

If the branch on a single channel with the beat lamps Switch-on that's for sure that this is not jojo but seems empty. See my video (o I live branch on a sound card), the sound is not dnatur all. On my amp lamps, I am using that part loop that works very well, prefer against by a transistor (see speakers) if you make heavy use of Drumbox because the frequencies of an amp guitar are specially adapted.

For computer music or headphones with RC30 end of string, the sound is excellent.

NOTICE GLOBAL


As with everything, there are lots of qualities and defects that discovers as and (especially defects!), But I am very happy with this pedal, again for the use I make.

Most
Sound quality
Memory and double tracks
Drumbox that quite dpanne

Les -
The two tracks must be the same length
the drums are not activated by footswitch
Not possible to rgler tempo ultra Manire accuracy of all: this should be more a notch and a knob for rgler
jipjip05/09/2012

jipjip's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" mouaip"

Boss RC-30 Loop Station
not bad in terms of functionality

UTILIZATION

Setup is simple but I have a problem of delay when switching from one scene to another. Let's say I put the verse on the chorus and one of the two, the transition from 1 to 2 is dry but with a delay. It's a shame.
Maybe this is due to misuse on my part ...?

SOUND QUALITY

Good sound quality

OVERALL OPINION

convenient to deal only in his corner, but limited on this small problem of snap between memory
tutul9105/08/2012

tutul91's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I love this machine to work pieces"

Boss RC-30 Loop Station
c debutant for me a machine that suits me very well easy to use

USE

Very simple to use
MANUAL OK

SOUND QUALITY

very good
electroacoustic guitar seagull over cedar
tube amp marshall AS50 D

NOTICE GLOBAL

c my first purchase of this type really satisfied
very good value for money
tutul9105/08/2012

tutul91's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I love this machine to work pieces"

Boss RC-30 Loop Station
c debutant for me a machine that suits me very well easy to use

USE

Very simple to use
MANUAL OK

SOUND QUALITY

very good
electroacoustic guitar seagull over cedar
tube amp marshall AS50 D

NOTICE GLOBAL

c my first purchase of this type really satisfied
very good value for money
crayoon04/27/2012

crayoon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very imperfect"

Boss RC-30 Loop Station
see site boss

UTILIZATION

Complicated

SOUND QUALITY

bp neutrality and return of the original sound is still very imperfect

OVERALL OPINION

I am an amateur but I think that is enough RC3 largely because the RC30 is too complicated and not controllable at acompagnements stamp feet and it's a shame too basic commands and the feet do not always répondes very well.
Another pb neutrality and return of the original sound is still very imperfect
KyGroOve01/12/2012

KyGroOve's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"Excellent development tool / registration"

Boss RC-30 Loop Station
This is a two-track stereo looper with a recording capacity of 3:00. The recording quality is more than correct on a 16-bit format with a sampling frequency of 41.1 kHz. The samples thus obtained can be sent to a PC or Mac with a USB cable. The RC-30 also offers 10 models of quality batteries whose tempo is adjustable. I only regret that it is not possible to add models of external batteries via a USB cable without sacrificing one of the two recording tracks. Also note that the recording time of the first loop determines that of the second. I mean after the recorded loop of 10 seconds on a track you can not directly record your solo on track 2 ... Regrettable but the USB connection and simple copy / paste on the pc turns this pedal into a true multitrack recording quality.

UTILIZATION

The manual (in French) is quite clear and to the point. It is to read in case of major problem because the pedal itself provided the basic information necessary for its operation.
Its use is relatively simple: you select a tempo among the 10 proposed, we seek a riff, you press the left pedal is pressed to record and again to end recording. It is primarily an educational tool because it keeps "square" on a given tempo but also to perfect his improvisation. It allows you to build riffs but also to feed them gradually as it is possible to re-register on the same track with the "overdubbing." So it is a development tool very useful and fun for everyone. It offers five different types of effects but which are not recorded on the pedal ... Note that this is not his goal.

SOUND QUALITY

The sound quality is decent. Personally I use with my bass Warwick Corvette and I find it rather well reproduces the sound. I want to equip myself with a headphone made to improve its closed and avoid the echo effect with my amp but the sound to me like this already, little or suppressed in any case.
It also has a microphone input with phantom power for non-dynamic and I would record my bass in stereo with an E602-II, but lack of budget I have not had the opportunity to test this configuration making sound. I defer to my mind one day when testing is done but I feel that this pedal has in the stomach and for those like me who want to record at home without investing in a home studio is a good start. And with it no latency problem! Not to mention that it is that a looper!
It should also add that the length of two identical tracks is also an advantage when going on a software computer music since both tracks are well two wave files in a similar period. Copied and pasted a few simple you create a piece based on samples. You add a battery or whatever you want), you send all of the RC-30 that acts as a simple plug and play drive on the track and a solo recording a track that fits perfectly with the two remaining the song given the length of the two tracks will always stay the same. Still fewer adjustments during a visit in software and that is rather pleasant. Note that the current standard high-end multi-track recorders is 192kHz/24bit but do not be discouraged for so little, the sound is quite enough to save his models without investing in equipment home studio excessive. And do not forget that this is a intuitive educational tool that will give you even more desire to compose solo and you will be amazed yourself!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for almost a year now and I'm not about to part with it! Although this is a pedal, I must deal. I would advise any beginner to "carréifier" his game or even just indulge in improvisation. In my opinion this is a great educational tool and if I had known this tool earlier I would have bought before everything else! I've never tested as two live bass are not really necessary in a rock band but to add effects like atmosphere samples intro or any other besides it's a tool easy to handle and that will give you confidence. It responds perfectly and it's solid yet sometimes I go a bit much! I regret only that the beats of drums were finally incorporated as metronomes and it is possible to insert other models in a folder other than the two tracks.
In terms of value for money I think its pretty decent price given the multitude of functions that it may occupy. In summary it is a sampler playful quality that allows anyone to create and enrich riffs in the most intuitive and fun that is but it is also a tool that can help you with some knowledge of software record layouts "square" quality-based copy / paste. Tell me is cheating but if you must take a riff 4 notes throughout a song with a metronome in the ears I think that pedal is a true friend not to mention that I owe him a lot when improving You let my game go faster, you learn to use his whole race from riff that you created yourself. In short, we learn of ourselves! A self-taught by having the handle! (No unhealthy illusion of course): D