Boss recently started shipping the RC-300 Loop Station real-time phrase looper.
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 a machine for the instrumentalists and vocalists that incorporate live looping in their musical performances.
The RC-300 replaces 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, seven times the amount available in the RC-50. The RC-300 also provides new 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 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.
Users have an array of 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.
The RC-300 is MSRP of $768.50.
For more information, visit www.bossus.com/gear/productdetails.php?ProductId=1182.
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