Boss Rc-30

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Boss RC-30 Loop Station Effects Pedal

The Boss RC-30 Loop Station Effects Pedal is a twin pedal multi-track looper with two synchronized stereo tracks and built-in loop effects. An XLR input is provided for you to plug in your instrument or microphone of choice, complete with phantom power, ready to start recording for up to three hours direct to the internal memory, adding effects as you go. The USB 2.0 port lets you save your loops externally, and import/export WAV files.

Twin Stereo Loops

Create and stack multi-layered loops with twin stereo tracks - each track being independently controllable with dedicated volume faders and track-select buttons. Creating loops is convenient with the Auto Recording feature, which starts recording the moment you begin playing your guitar, bass, keyboard, or singing, 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!

On-Board Effects

Fans of BOSS's world-famous effects will be pleased to find a line-up of creative effects on-board the RC-30. Bend Down provides a dramatic pitch-bend effect. Step Phaser changes phase in incremental steps. Sweep Filter alters frequency in sync with the current tempo. Tempo Delay produces a tempo-synced delay effect. Lo-Fi intentionally degrades the sound to create a distinctive character. Dunk your loops in cool effects without the cost and hassle of adding external gear.

Microphone Input

Vocalists can plug a microphone of their choice directly into the RC-30's XLR microphone input, complete with phantom power if you wish to use a condenser mic. Sing, overdub, and make multi-layered loops of your voice, create vocal sound-effects patterns, or point the microphone at your acoustic musical instruments, or anything that makes noise and turn it into a cool loop. You don't have to be a musician to get in on the Loop Station action!

Rhythm Guide

To keep your loops tight and in time, play along with one of the basic rhythm patterns in the RC-30's on-board 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 incrementally or 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-30 to your computer via a standard USB cable, and back up your RC-30 phrases to your computer for safekeeping. You can also load WAV files from your computer directly into the RC-30. The RC-30 accepts 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV files of up to 1.7GB in size.

AUX Input 

In addition to recording your instrument performances and turning them into playable loops, you can record other external stereo audio sources via the AUX IN. Sound from a digital-audio player or other device connected to the AUX input can easily be recorded and added to your loop.

Features

  • Twin Pedal multi-track looper with true stereo I/O
  • Two synchronized stereo tracks with dedicated volume faders and track-select buttons
  • Massive internal memory with up to three hours of stereo recording time
  • 99 on board memory phrases for storing loops
  • Built-in effects for processing loops
  • Multiple inputs: 1/4" A and B input jacks, stereo 1/8" mini AUX input jack, XLR input jack with phantom power
  • USB 2.0 port allows you to connect to a PC and import/export WAV audio
  • Rhythm guide with real drums
  • Runs on batteries or optional AC power supply (not included)
  • Visit BOSS tone central for free loop content and software to manage your LoopStation

Specifications

  • Nominal Input Level:
    • MIC IN: -40 dBu (variable)
    • INST IN: -20 dBu
    • AUX IN: -10 dBu
  • Input Impedance:
    • MIC IN: 4 k ohms
    • INST IN: 1 M ohms
    • AUX IN: 22 k ohms
  • Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 1 k ohm
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k ohms or greater
  • Recording/Playback:
  • Maximum Recording Time: Approximately 3 hours
  • Maximum Phrase Memory: 99 phrases
  • Number of tracks: 2
  • Data Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear, stereo)
  • Rhythm Type: Hi-Hat, Kick & Hi-Hat, Rock 1, Rock 2, Pop, Funk, Shuffle, R&B, Latin, Percussion
  • Effect Type: BEND DOWN, STEP PHASER, SWEEP FILTER, TEMPO DELAY, Lo-Fi
  • USB Interface: Hi-Speed USB mass storage device class
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