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Boss RC-300 Loop Station Pedal, New

Loop any 1/4" instrument or XLR mic with Boss's flagship looper. The RC-300 gives you 3 stereo tracks with independent controls, and 3 hours of record time! (9) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Get Up to 3 Hours of Live Looping with Real-Time FX!

Are you serious about looping? You will be once you've gotten your hands and feet on the Boss RC-300 Loop Station Pedal. Offering up to three hours of internal recording, this fantastic looper will have you jamming forever with three synchronized stereo tracks, real-time effects, a master expression pedal, an ultra-wide pedalboard, and much more. The RC-300 will be your go-to looping pedal, no matter what instrument you play; you can create loops by plugging in a guitar, bass, or keyboard, or even connect a microphone to the phantom-powered XLR input and loop with percussion, stringed instruments, your voice -- you name it. Powerful programmable effects like the polyphonic transpose function keep every looping performance interesting and exciting, while USB connectivity makes it easy to back up loops externally, add new loops, or stream audio to a computer. The Boss RC-300 has everything you could want for hours of looping fun.

Triple Stereo Loops

This Loop Station gives live musicians control over three simultaneous stereo tracks, each with its own set of dedicated volume knobs and transport-control footswitches. Getting started with the RC-300 is easy and straightforward. When you want to capture a song idea fast, use the Auto Recording feature, which starts recording the moment you begin playing your instrument or as soon as you start a connected audio player. Count-In mode provides a bar of rhythm before recording starts, and the Undo/Redo function lets you edit as you play. For instant jamming, tap in to the RC-300's preloaded audio backing tracks (bass tracks, piano tracks, and more).

Expanded Pedalboard

Thanks to its extra-wide pedalboard and oversized footswitches, you won't have to tiptoe around the RC-300. It sports an Expression pedal that can be assigned to a variety of parameters, enlarged footswitches for controlling Record/Play and Stop for each track, and a master All Start/Stop footswitch. Three independent faders provide immediate control of each track's output volume. If you need even more to step on, you have the option to connect your own external expression pedals and footswitches.

Loaded with FX

Sixteen onboard effects allow you to process your tracks and external input signals with Transpose, Flanger, Phaser, Modulator, vocal effects, and more. To activate a certain effect, all you have to do is hit a dedicated Loop FX footswitch. And with the expression pedal, you get hands-free control over the effects parameters in real time. Apply the effects to any single track as well as to the entire mix -- it's up to you.

Stay On the Beat with Built-In Rhythms

Better than a click track, the looper pedal has an onboard drum machine, so you can play along with rhythm patterns in the RC-300's sound library as you record. Choose from 83 rhythm types covering a range of genres, including rock, pop, and Latin. You can adjust rhythm volume with the turn of a knob, set the tempo incrementally, or set it via tap tempo. When you save a phrase, the rhythm type and time signature will also be saved. It's no big deal if you get slightly off the beat -- use the Loop Quantize feature to keep your recordings looped in time.

Convenient Connections

The USB port provides a handy way to back up loops externally, import and export WAV files between your computer and the RC-300, stream audio to a computer, and more. An XLR input complete with phantom power allows singers, percussionists, violinists, beatboxers, or anyone with a miked instrument to perform with the looper pedal. MIDI Sync allows an external device to control the tempo of the RC-300.

See the many functions of the RC-300 in action with this video from Boss:


Features:

- Up to 3 hours of internal recording and 99 onboard memories
- 3 Stereo tracks, each with their own dedicated footswitches and controls
- Dedicated fader per track for control of each track's output volume
- Expression pedal for effects control in real time
- 16 Onboard effects optimized for looping
- Loop Quantize function ensures perfect loops every time
- Onboard drum machine helps keep you in rhythm
- XLR microphone input with phantom power for connecting miked instruments
- USB input lets you save loops externally stream audio to a computer, or import/export WAV files
- MIDI Sync synchronizes all your effects and loop controls

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- Nominal Input Level:
- INPUT MIC: -50 dBu (variable)
- INPUT INST: -10 dBu (variable)
- INPUT AUX: -20 dBu (variable)
- Input Impedance:
- NPUT MIC: 4 kohms
- INPUT INST: 1 Mohms
- INPUT AUX: 47 kohms
- Nominal Output Level:
- MAIN OUTPUT: -10 dBu:
- SUB OUTPUT: -10 dBu
- Output Impedance: 2 kohms
- Recommended Load Impedance: 10 kohms or greater
- Recording/Playback Maximum recording time: Approximately 3 hours (stereo)
- Maximum phrase memory: 99
- Number of tracks: 3
- Data format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear, stereo)
- Effect Types:
- Transpose
- Flanger
- Phaser
- Pan
- Tremolo
- Slicer
- Bend
- Chorus
- Robot
- Female
- Male
- Gt->Bass
- Filter
- Delay
- Lo-Fi
- Distortion
- Rhythm Types: 83
- USB Interface:
- Hi-Speed USB (USB Mass Storage Class)
- Hi-Speed USB (USB-AUDIO)
- Pedals:
- TRACK 1 REC/DUB/PLAY pedal
- TRACK 2 REC/DUB/PLAY pedal
- TRACK 3 REC/DUB/PLAY pedal
- TRACK 1 STOP pedal
- TRACK 2 STOP pedal
- TRACK 3 STOP pedal
- ALL START/STOP pedal
- LOOP FX pedal
- EXP 1 pedal
- Sliders:
- TRACK 1 slider
- TRACK 2 slider
- TRACK 3 slider
- Knobs:
- MASTER LEVEL knob
- RHYTHM LEVEL knob
- AUX knob
- INST knob
- MIC
- Displays:
- 7 segments, 2 characters (LED)
- 16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
- Connectors:
- INPUT MIC jack: XLR type (balanced/phantom power: DC 48 V, 10 mA)
- INPUT INST jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4 in. phone type
- INPUT AUX jack: Stereo miniature phone type
- MAIN OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4 in. phone type
- SUB OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4 in. phone type
- PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4 in. phone type
- CTL 1,2/EXP 2 jack: 1/4 in. TRS phone type
- CTL 3,4/EXP 3 jack: 1/4 in. TRS phone type
- USB connector
- MIDI connectors (IN/OUT/THRU) * MIDI synchronization is possible with other RC-300 devices or when RC-300 is set to master, DC IN jack (DC 9 V)
- Power Supply: DC 9 V (AC adaptor)
- Current Draw: 320 mA (DC 9 V)
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 536 x 231 x 76 mm / 21-1/8 x 9-1/8 x 3 in.
- Weight: 3.9 kg / 8 lbs. 10 oz.
- Accessories:
- Owner's Manual
- AC adaptor
- USB cap
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 27 x 13 x 7 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700

Product Description

With loop mania sweeping the globe, BOSS proudly announces the most powerful Loop Station ever brought to the market - the Boss RC-300. The flagship looper features three synchronized stereo tracks with dedicated volume knobs and transport-control footswitches for each track. It's also equipped with pro effects, a master Expression pedal, and a deluxe, ultra-wide control panel for the ultimate in live-performance manipulation. Plug in your guitar, bass, keyboard, or instrument of choice and create amazing loops in real time. An XLR input is also provided, complete with phantom power, so singers, percussionists, violinists, beatboxers, or anyone with a mic'd instrument can get in on the act, too.

The Boss RC-300 lets you record for up to three hours directly to its internal memory, adding effects as you go. The USB port lets you save your loops externally, as well as import/export WAV files. Step into the most powerful and inspiring Loop Station in Boss history. It's the creative powerhouse that musicians have been dreaming of!

Features:

- Three stereo tracks with dedicated footswitches and controls for each
- Dedicated fader per track
- Expression pedal for effects control in real time
- Up to three hours of internal recording and 99 onboard memories
- 16 onboard effects optimized for looping
- XLR Microphone input with phantom power
- USB storage; import/export WAV files

Triple Stereo Loops

Create, stack, and manipulate multi-layered loops with the RC-300's three stereo tracks - each track being independently controllable. The "Auto Recording" feature starts recording the moment you begin playing your instrument, 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!

Expanded Pedalboard

The RC-300's ultra-wide pedalboard is equipped with an Expression pedal (which can be assigned to a variety of parameters) and enlarged footswitches for controlling REC/PLAY and STOP for each track. There's also a master ALL START/STOP footswitch onboard. Additionally, three independent faders provide immediate control of each track's output volume. And if that's not enough control under your hands and feet, you can also connect external Expression pedals and footswitches (sold separately).

Onboard FX

Process your tracks and external-input signals with the RC-300's expressive onboard effects, including Transpose, Flanger, Phaser, Modulator, vocal effects, and more. A dedicated Loop FX footswitch is provided for instant activation of the onboard effects. Control the effects parameters in real time with the Expression pedal for hands-free creativity onstage. You can apply the effects to any single track as well as to the entire mix, expanding your creativity and musical expression.

Rhythm Guide and Preloaded Audio

To keep your loops tight and in time, you can play along with one of the cool rhythm patterns in the RC-300's onboard library as you record; the Loop Quantize feature helps you having your recordings looped in time. Dozens of rhythm types are onboard, including rock, pop, shuffle, Latin, and more. 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. To get you up and running right away, the RC-300 comes preloaded with audio backing tracks (including bass tracks, piano tracks, etc.) for instant play-along performance and fun.

USB Connectivity

Connect the RC-300 to your computer via a standard USB cable, and back up your phrases externally for safekeeping. You can import and export WAV files between your computer and the RC-300; 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV files of up to 1.7GB in size can be used.
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "the ultimate looper!!"
Overall: i have bought almost every looper available in the last year or so. several of them were very nice. each had strong points and weak points. the boss rc 300 is as close to my dream looper as i can get at this point in time. it is VERY simple to use. i've read that some folks have had skips at the end of their loops and can tell you, that is an operator problem. all looping requires something from the operator even when quantize is working. my loops are seamless and have great sound quality. i use this looper live, on the street along with a boss me-70 and roland qube street amp. i run all off of a small booster battery and dc/ac inverter. i can play all day long and never run out of power. best of all, i have quality sound in a mobile rig. i havent even scratched the surface of what the rc 300 can do. it is an amazing piece of equipment.
Style of Music: rock, blues/rock
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Lots of Features - Fun, but not perfect."
Overall: Although I am still getting used to all of the tricks and techniques, the RC-300 was pretty easy to get started with. If you take the time to understand the options for each loop, then you'll avoid having the "gap" issues where the loops don't align...seriously, it's not that hard. The one disappointing thing is the expression pedal...it seems to be an all or nothing proposition at times, and it will power-up in the of position when it's off, and sometime when you go from max to min, it doesn't catch the "off" position, and just keeps affecting the audio. A quick wiggle of the pedal will usually fix it, but it shouldn't happen at all IMO.
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