Boss RC-500 Loop Station

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RC-500 Looper Dual-Track Powerhouse

The RC-500 is an essential partner for guitarists, singer/songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, and anyone who wants to take their looping to the next level. Craft real-time compositions with two loop tracks, mic and stereo instrument inputs, rhythms, and inspiring Loop FX, all backed by premium 32-bit audio quality. Store loops in onboard memories, and explore expanded operation with external controls and MIDI. Filled with next-generation Loop Station features, the RC-500 gives serious creators the tools they need to develop new ideas and deliver impactful performances that will leave audiences wanting more.

Standard Features

  • Advanced two-track looper with onboard mixing and deep control options
  • Class-leading sound quality with 32-bit AD/DA and 32-bit floating-point processing
  • Stereo looper engine with 13 hours of recording time
  • LCD with multi-color backlight for viewing loop status and editing parameters
  • Mono/stereo inputs for easy pedalboard integration, plus independent XLR mic input with phantom power
  • Reverse function and Loop FX (repeat, scatter, shift, and vinyl flick) for dynamic and engaging loop performances
  • 16 different drum kits and 57 preset rhythms with A/B variations
  • Support for expanded control via external footswitches, an expression pedal, or MIDI
  • Full MIDI I/O provided with space-saving mini TRS jacks (BMIDI-5-35 adaptor cable available separately)
  • Onboard storage for 99 phrase memories
  • Back up and load WAV loops via USB
  • Runs on four AA batteries or optional AC adaptor

SPECIFICATIONS

Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz

AD/DA Conversion: 32 bits

Processing: 32-bit floating point

Recording/PlaybackNumber of Track: 2

Data Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 32-bit float, stereo)
Maximum Recording Time: Approx. 1.5 hours (1 track), Approx.13 hours (total of All memories) 

Rhythm Type: 57 Patterns x 2 Variations

Rhythm Kit: 16 types

Effect: LOOP FX (only for loop tracks)
Type: BEAT REPEAT, BEAT SHIFT, BEAT SCATTER, VINYL FLICK
Reverb (only for rhythm part)

Memory: 99

Nominal Input Level: MIC IN:-40 dBu (variable)
INST IN A/MONO、B: -10 dBu

Maximum Input Level: MIC IN:+8 dBu
INST IN A/MONO, B: +8 dBu

Input ImpedanceMIC: IN: 4 k ohms
INST IN A/MONO, B: 1 M ohm

Nominal Output Level: OUTPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dBu

Maximum Output Level: OUTPUT A/MONO, B: +8 dBu

Output Impedance: OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 1 k ohm

Recommended Load Impedance: OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 10 k ohms or greater

Bypass: Buffered bypass

Controls: REC/PLAY switch, STOP switch, TRACK SELECT switch, MEMORY/VALUE knob, MIC LEVEL knob, TRACK 1 slider, TRACK 2 slider, TRACK 1 EDIT button, TRACK 2 EDIT button, RHYTHM TEMPO button, RHYTHM ON/OFF button, MEMORY button, MENU button, EXIT button, ENTER button, INPUT button

Display: Graphic LCD (96 x 32 dots, RGB backlit LCD)

Connectors: INST IN A/MONO, B jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
MIC IN jack: XLR type (balanced, phantom power: DC 48 V, 10 mA Max
OUTPUT A/MONO, B jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
CTL 1,2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
USB port: USB micro B type
MIDI (IN, OUT) jacks: stereo miniature type
DC IN jack

Power Supply: Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
AC adaptor (PSA-S series: sold separately)

Current Draw: 330 mA (with phantom power)
240 mA (without phantom power)

Expected battery life under continuous use: Alkaline: Approx. 3.5 hours (without phantom power)
Approx. 2 hours (with phantom power)
*These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.

Accessories: Owner's manual
Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
Rubber foot x 4

Options (sold separately): AC adaptor: PSA-S series
Footswitch: FS-5U
Dual Footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
Expression Pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5
TRS/MIDI connecting cable: BMIDI-5-35

SIZE AND WEIGHT

Width:170 mm 6-3/4 inches

Depth:138 mm 5-7/16 inches

Height (including rubber foot): 62 mm 2-1/2 inches

Weight (including battery): 950 g 2.1 lb


Type: Effects



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