Boss RC-10R Rhythm Loop Station Pedal

Liven up your solo performances with the RC-10R. Go all out with up to 6 hours of record time and over 280 preset rhythm loops to create a bevy of grooves.

Combining song-based looping and organic rhythms in a compact package, the Boss RC-10R brings fresh inspiration to live performances, songwriting sessions, and daily practice. This next-generation Loop Station is a real-time creation machine, enabling you to develop spontaneous music that moves and grooves with two unique song sections, intros/endings, and rhythm fills. Onboard controls and visual loop indicators provide easy, self-contained operation, while expanded control is possible with external switches and MIDI. A vast rhythm library is on hand to cover nearly any music genre, and you can even import your own rhythms to personalize the RC-10R for specific songs and styles.


- Next-generation performance tool combining song-based looping and dynamic rhythms in a small footprint
- Cover nearly any genre with over 280 preset rhythm styles that include two unique sections, intro/ending fills, and two transition fills
- Sixteen versatile drum kits with high-quality sounds from the BOSS and Roland rhythm libraries
- Stereo looper engine with six hours of recording time and class-leading 32-bit AD/DA and 32-bit floating-point processing
- Serial two-track operation for building loop performances with two independent song parts
- Two circular indicators display loop and rhythm playback status
- Simple operation with informative LCD and intuitive interface
- Onboard storage for 99 phrase memories and 50 user rhythms
- Selectable output filter to optimize guitar and read more rhythm sounds for a guitar amp or full-range sound system
- 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)
- Download additional rhythms and WAV loops at BOSS Tone Central
- Mac/Windows software for importing WAV loops and user rhythms in SMF format

Next-Generation Loop Station for Modern Song Performers

BOSS's famous Loop Station products are the leading loopers in the world, with a wide range of models that support the unique creative needs of all types of musicians. The RC-10R introduces a new breed of Loop Station that draws inspiration from popular modern performers who incorporate percussive rhythms with song-style looping. Designed for in-the-moment music creation, the RC-10R gives guitarists and singer/songwriters a unique, free-flowing tool for developing ideas and making stage performances more dynamic and compelling.

A Song-Based Looper and Smart Drum Machine, All in One

The RC-10R brings loops and rhythms together in the most sophisticated and interactive way yet. In contrast with the more basic guide rhythms in other Loop Stations, each of the RC-10R's rhythms have complete song structures with separate parts. The two-track loop engine works in a serial fashion and is perfectly synced to the rhythm, allowing you to capture independent song sections with their own unique rhythmic backing. Two fill variations bring natural energy when transitioning between sections, while intro and ending fills let you start and finish pieces in an organic way.

Top-Quality Rhythm Sounds and Organic Grooves

The RC-10R is ready to take on whatever music you play, from rock, pop, and acoustic to Latin, jazz, electronica, and beyond. There are over 280 onboard rhythm styles to choose from, all with natural, organic grooves to support your music. And if you don't find what you need inside, simply import your own SMF rhythms with dedicated Mac/Windows software and store them in 50 user locations. Whatever style you choose, you can easily change the sonic flavor with 16 different kits, instantly transforming a groove from heavy rock to light percussion and everything in-between.

Adapts to Your Creative Approach

While the RC-10R's loop and rhythm engines work together in complete harmony, they're also designed to work just as well apart. You're able to build two independent loops with no rhythmic backing at all, perfect for creating stripped-down song performances and evolving ambient soundscapes. It's also possible to use the RC-10R as a foot-operated drum machine with real-time control over song sections and fills, making it an essential partner for stage accompaniment, jam sessions, and practice.

Expanded Control for Power Users

With its interactive displays and multi-function controls, the RC-10R is a standalone powerhouse. But some users crave even more control, and the RC-10R delivers. To start, there's a jack for connecting up to two footswitches or an expression pedal, providing extended control of stop, undo/redo, loop volume, and other functions. Going further, full MIDI I/O is provided on space-saving mini TRS jacks, opening up a multitude of direct-access functions and sync options with other MIDI devices.

Class-Leading Looper Engine

BOSS Loop Stations are renowned for their great sound quality, and the RC-10R offers the best to date. Its loop recording engine features 32-bit AD/DA and 32-bit floating-point processing, providing audio performance that rivals the very best studio gear. And like all Loop Stations, it's possible to keep the dry signal 100-percent analog to preserve your natural core tone.

Optimized Sound with Any Setup

Electric guitar and rhythm have different amplification needs -- guitarists usually rely on their amp to color their sound, while a rhythm machine needs a clear, full-range system to sound its best. The RC-10R has you covered, allowing you to send the looper and rhythms to discrete outputs and separate amp systems. But in those situations when you can't run two amps or just want a simpler setup, the RC-10R has a neat trick up its sleeve. With a variety of unique tone filters, you're able to optimize the guitar and/or rhythm sound for amplification through a single system, whether it's a guitar amp, PA system, or studio monitors.
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- Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz

- AD/DA Conversion
32 bits

- Processing
32-bit floating point

- Recording/Playback
Maximum Recording Time: Approx. 6 hours (stereo)
Maximum Phrase Memory: 99
Number of Tracks: 2
Data Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 32-bit float, stereo)


- Rhythm Type
250 types or greater

- Rhythm Control
Intro, Pattern 1, Pattern 1 Fill, Pattern 2, Pattern 2 Fill, Ending

- Rhythm Kit
16 types

- Maximum Polyphony
24 voices

- Effect
Reverb (only for rhythm part)


- Memory

- Nominal Input Level
INPUT A/MONO, B: -10 dBu

- Maximum Input Level

- Input Impedance
INPUT A/MONO, B: 1 M ohm

- Nominal Output Level

- Maximum Output Level

- Output Impedance
OUTPUT A/MONO, B: 1 k ohms

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

- Bypass
Buffered bypass

- Controls
RHYTHM switch, LOOP switch
MENU button, EXIT button

- Display
16 characters x 2 lines LCD (with backlit)

- Indicator
RHYTHM indicator, LOOP indicator

- Connectors
INPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks, OUTPUT (A/MONO, B) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
CTL 1, 2/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) jacks: stereo miniature type
DC IN jack
USB COMPUTER port: USB micro B type

- Power Supply
AC adaptor

- Current Draw
250 mA

- Dimensions
101 (W) x 138 (D) x 63 (H) mm
4 (W) x 5-7/16 (D) x 2-1/2 (H) inches
(excluding rubber foot)

101 (W) x 138 (D) x 65 (H) mm
4 (W) x 5-7/16 (D) x 2-9/16 (H) inches
(including rubber foot)

- Weight (excluding AC adaptor)
620 g
1 lbs 6 oz

- Accessories
Owner's Manual
AC adaptor
Rubber foot x 4

- Options (sold separately)
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

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 2.76 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 9 x 8 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RC-10R

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-890-3700

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 0.5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted December 27, 2019 by a customer from

"A bad attempt to copy the BeatBuddy"

Overall: 0.5 out of 5 stars
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The rc10r tries to be a BeatBuddy Mini + a ditto looper. It fails at both. The beats are cheasy and unhuman. Maybe it'd be tolerable if the looper actually synced well with the rhythm, but there are tons of bugs with the syncing it's really impossible to use. And we know that Boss never ever fixes bugs. We're all still waiting on decades old RC300 bugs to be fixed. Good luck with that.
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