BOSS today announced the RC-300 Loop Station, the company’s new flagship real-time phrase loopers.
- 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
The BOSS RC-300 Loop Station
The RC-300 replaces the RC-50, improving on its predecessor in nearly every way.
Like the RC-50, it offers 99 different memory locations, each with three independent stereo or mono loop phrases. But, the RC-300 ups the ante with three hours of recording and loop storage: more than seven times the amount available in the RC-50.
The RC-300 also provides newly enhanced options for controlling loop phrases, including dedicated REC/DUB/PLAY and STOP footswitches for each phrase, an ALL START/STOP footswitch, and an expression pedal for real-time effects control.
The RC-300’s interface is simple to navigate, with a comprehensive display and many dedicated knobs, buttons, and status indicators. In addition, three faders provide for quick mixing of loop phrases.
Onboard effects allow users to process their audio sources and loops with cool sounds such as slicer, filter, transpose, and many more. Effects are optimized for looping and can automatically sync to the tempo track.
Users have an array of options for connecting various audio devices via the RC-300’s well-stocked rear panel. Inputs include an XLR microphone jack with phantom power, mono or stereo instrument jacks, and an AUX jack for hooking up an external music player or other stereo device. All the inputs can be used simultaneously, giving performers the ability to record loops instantly with any connected sound source. Stereo outputs include independent MAIN and SUB jacks, and a headphone jack for practice or stage monitoring.
USB allows for connecting to a computer to import/export WAV loop phrases. MIDI I/O is included as well. Rounding out the rear panel are jacks for connecting optional BOSS footswitches (up to four) and/or expression pedals (up to two), providing additional real-time control options for looping power users.
The RC-300 is expected to ship in November with a street price of £399.