Boss RC-30 Loop Station Effects Unit
The Boss RC 30 Loop Station Effects Unit is a premium twin pedal multi-track looper. Featuring two synchronized stereo tracks and built-in loop effects, coming from a long line of impressive Boss stomp boxes. Plug-in your instrument of choice, or even a microphone; with an XLR input powered by phantom power provided. Record for up to three hours direct to internal memory and add effects as you go. Plus a USB 2.0 port allowing you to save your loops externally, and import/export WAV files.
Create and stack multi-layered loops with twin stereo tracks — each track independently controllable with dedicated volume faders and track-select buttons. Likewise, creating loops is convenient with the Auto Recording feature, which stars recording the moment you begin playing. Additionally, Count-In mode gives you one-bar of rhythm before the recording starts. Undo and Redo as you go, the sky is the limit with three hours of recording time!
Fans world-famous effects will be pleased with the Boss RC 30, you’ll find a lineup of creative effects onboard. Bend Down provides a dramatic pitch-bend effect. Step Phaser changes phase in incremental steps. Sweep Filter alters the frequency in sync with the current tempo. Tempo Delay produces a tempo-synced delay effect. Lo-Fi intentionally degrades the sound to create a distinctive character. Dunk your loops in cool effects without the cost and hassle of adding external gear.
Plug a microphone of your choice directly into the Boss RC 30’s XLR microphone input. With phantom power for your condenser mic. Sing, overdub, and make multi-layered loops of your voice, create vocal sound-effects patterns, or point the microphone at your acoustic musical instruments, or anything that makes noise and turn it into a cool loop. Therefore, you don’t have to be a musician to get in on the LoopStation action!
Keep your loops tight and in time whilst you play along with one of the basic rhythm patterns in the RC-30’s onboard library. Ten types of rhythm types are provided; including Rock, Pop, Funk, Shuffle, R&B, and Latin. A dedicated knob lets you adjust the volume of the rhythm, and set the tempo via tap tempo. While also specifying the time signature. When you save a phrase, the rhythm type and time signature will also be saved.
Finally, you can connect the Boss RC 30 to your computer via a standard USB cable, and back up your RC-30 phrases to your computer for safekeeping. You can also load WAV files from your computer directly into the Boss RC 30 in 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV files of up to 1.7GB in size.
In addition to recording your instrument performances and turning them into playable loops, you can record other external stereo audio sources via the AUX IN. Sound from a digital-audio player or other device connected to the AUX input can easily be recorded and added to your RC30 loop.
Overall, don’t sleep on the Boss RC 30, it has an endless amount of creative possibilities.