Boss RC-20XL Loop Station Pedal with 16-Minute Sampling

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The Boss RC-20XL Loop Station is a great tool for songwriting and performance. With 16 minutes of recording time, the RC-20XL makes masterpieces possible.
With the Boss RC-20XL Loop Station, you can explore the expressive options offered by sound-on-sound performance. The RC-20XL allows you to layer phrases on top of each other to create a massive "one-man band" experience. After you've impressed the crowd with your layered masterpiece, you can bring it to a proper end with one of the three on-board Stop options.

Perfect for use both onstage and at home, the Boss RC-20XL Loop Station adds depth and excitement to your performances by allowing you to layer phrases in real time - as many stacks as you like until you fill up the 16 minutes of ample recording space on the RC-20XL Loop Station. Build the ultimate solo, and do it all live in real time with the RC-20XL Loop Station.


- Super long recording time: up to 16 minutes!
- Save up to 11 loops at a time
- Undo function makes it easy to create perfect loops
- Built-in auto quantize for simple and accurate loop timing
- Change loop tempo without changing pitch
- Footswitchable loop select (with optional FS-5U/FS-6)

More, Better

The Boss RC-20XL Loop Station picks up where the popular RC-20 leaves off, as it offers more recording time and more features, but at the same great price as its predecessor. The RC-20XL Loop Station inherits the same 'hands-free' pedal operation from the RC-20: Record, Play, and Overdub can be done with the left pedal - all the while your hands are free to play your instruments. Now, you get about 16 minutes of recording time to record and store loops or one-off read more phrase, and you can work your way backward thanks to the new Undo function, a must-have when making mistakes during overdub.

Performance Tools

The Boss RC-20XL Loop Station has 11 memory tracks, in which you have the choice of storing either one-shot phrases or loop phrases. During your performance, you can switch between the tracks with an optional FS-6 Dual Footswitch, or two FS-5U footswitches (momentary-type). The Undo function can be a useful and musical function for erasing your previous phrase and instantly layering a new one. After you have dazzled your crowd, now its time to bring it to an end. The RC-20XL offers three stop options for this purpose. When you hit the pedal, you can either immediately stop the playback, let the phrase play until the end, or fade it out.
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Nominal Input Level:
Inst: -20 dBu (variable)
Mic: -40 dBu (variable)
Aux In: -10 dBu

Input Impedance:
Inst: 1 M ohms
Mic: 1 k ohms
Aux In: 47 k ohms
Nominal Output Level

Output: -20 dBu

Output Impedance: 1 k ohms

Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k ohms or greater

Internal Memory: Recording time: 16 min.(max.)

Maximum number of saved phrases: 11 phrases (max.)

Connectors: Inst jack (1/4 in. phone type), Mic jack (1/4 in. phone type), Aux In jack (Stereo-miniature phone type), Phrase Shift jack (1/4 in. TRS phone type), Reverse jack(1/4 in. phone type), Output jack (1/4 in. phone type), AC Adaptor jack
Power Supply

DC 9V: Dry battery (R6/LR6 (AA) type) x 6, AC Adaptor (PSA-series)

Current Draw: 120 mA (9 V max.)

Accessories: Owner's Manual, Dry battery (AA type) x 6, Sound Library for RC-20XL (Sample Phrase CD)

Options: AC Adaptor (PSA-series, PSA120S), Foot Switch (FS-5U)

Dimensions (W x D x H): 6-13/16 x 6-1/4 x 2-1/4 in. (173 x 158 x 57 mm)

Weight ( incl. batteries ): 1.2 kg (2 lbs. 11 oz.)

* 0 dBu=0.775 Vrms
* The specifications are subject to change without notice.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
(93 ratings)
Submitted July 28, 2006 by a customer from
"Best looper ever."
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Great product, does exactly what it's set out to do.. takes some practice but it's soooo fun! Hours will fly by being creative!
Excellent sound.. reproduces with no sound loss in my opinion and I don't even have a good amp.. just a small microcube practice amp I've been playing it on.
I only wish you could record 2 live loops at the same time.. hopefully they'll have a pedal for that soon. Otherwise, it's better than the Akai Headrush if you were thinking about that because you can look the mic as well.
Ease of Use
Very easy.. not as complicated as you might think.
Very sturdy, very good quality. I don't see it breaking at all in the future.
Great product! I think it's well worth the money! I got it for $210 on Ebay.
Manufacturer Support
Haven't had to use it yet.
The Wow Factor
I was so stoked to get this! Definitely happy I HAVE it now!
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