Boss introduces the RC-300 Loop Station equipped with multitrack loop phrases, three hours of stereo recording time, built-in effects, real-time control options, USB, and more.
The RC-300 is designed to replace the RC-50. Like the RC-50, it’s housed in a metal chassis and offers 99 different memory locations, each with three independent stereo or mono loop phrases. But the RC-300 features three hours of recording and loop storage, about seven times the amount available in the RC-50. The RC-300 also provides options for controlling loop phrases, including dedicated REC/DUB/PLAY and STOP footswitches for each phrase, an ALL START/STOP footswitch, and an expression pedal for real-time effects control.
The RC-300’s interface features various dedicated knobs, buttons, and status indicators. In addition, three faders are designed to provide for quick mixing of loop phrases. Onboard effects allow users to process their audio sources and loops with sounds such as slicer, filter, transpose, and more. Effects are optimized for looping and can automatically sync to the tempo track. There’s also an effect for getting a bass sound with a regular guitar, as well as modern vocal effects.
Users have several options for connecting various audio devices via the RC-300’s rear panel. Inputs include an XLR microphone jack with phantom power, mono or stereo instrument jacks, and an AUX jack for connecting an external music player or other stereo device. All the inputs can be used simultaneously, giving performers the ability to record loops with any connected sound source. Stereo outputs include independent MAIN and SUB jacks, and a headphone jack for practice or stage monitoring.
USB allows for connecting to a computer to import/export WAV loop phrases. MIDI I/O is included as well. Rounding out the rear panel are jacks for connecting optional Boss footswitches (up to four) and/or expression pedals (up to two), providing additional real-time control options for looping power users.
Pricing & Availability:
The RC-300 is expected to ship in November with an MSRP of $768.50.
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