BOSS RC-500 Hands-On Demo

In this loopop video, host Ziv Eliraz takes an in-depth look at the BOSS RC-500 Loop Station, a new looper that offers up to 13 hours of recording time.


  • Advanced BOSS looping features in a compact footprint
  • 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 multicolor backlight for viewing loop status and editing parameters
  • Reverse function for infusing loops with interesting textures
  • 7 Seven 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

Topics covered:

0:00 Intro
1:00 Overview
3:35 Connectivity
4:20 Customization
5:25 Track options
6:45 Time-stretch
7:50 Rhythm options
10:30 Memory options
11:25 Loop FX
12:30 Custom controls
13:20 MIDI & Assign
14:55 Other settings
15:35 Pros & cons
18:05 Outro jam

One thought on “BOSS RC-500 Hands-On Demo

  1. Bit of a weird one for loopop to review, I would have thought the tabletops (505, 202) were more suited to synths etc..
    Also, just an idea for Boss: why not use the number in the name to indicate how many tracks it supports?

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