The Boss RC-505 Loop Station has become an essential performance instrument for beatboxers, singers, and club performers world-wide. Offering a powerhouse addition to the Boss looper line up; the RC-505 is filled with new and requested features. Bringing you even more creative power to the flagship tabletop Boss looper. Including simultaneous effects in the Input FX and Track FX sections, as well as a number of new effects types included. Refining the loop functionality while giving you a multitude of ways to enhance and improve your live performances.
Above all, the RC-505 provides a wealth of external control options for musicians looping with guitars, keyboards, or other instruments. A powerful BOSS loop station, ready to fuel your creativity.
Play up to five stereo phrase tracks simultaneously. While the independent record, overdub, play and stop buttons for each track let you capture and control loop performances with your fingertips. Then dedicated volume faders let you mix loop levels on the fly. Each track on the RC-505 can even have its own playback mode and tempo sync settings. Giving you an unlimited range of creative looping behaviors.
Boasting a large collection of built-in effects, the RC-505 makes it easy to enhance your sounds as you perform. Input FX allows you to process the sound during loop recording. While Track FX provides even more processing options for phrase playback. Six dedicated on/off buttons on the RC-505 can be loaded with your favourite effects. While the grab-and-go knobs let you tweak parameters such as filter cutoff and effect depth in real-time.
You can now also use effects simultaneously, with new effects giving you more options to choose from including compression and reverb. So your BOSS RC-505 is perfect for adding a finishing polish to your overall sound.
Another addition to the RC-505 is the 99 phrase memories, providing onboard storage for phrase track data and various playback and effects settings. Frequently used settings can be saved as a User Set. Allowing you to easily load and quickly reconfigure any phrase memory, even in the heat of performing. 85 different onboard rhythms offer backing-tracks for loop recording, with a large selection of odd-measure beats for advanced looping. The rhythm part can be routed to the RC-505’s rear-panel Phones jack only; giving you a dedicated click track for monitoring purposes. With the Version 2.0 update, it’s possible to route individual phrase tracks to the headphones as well.
Outfitted with a number of simultaneous inputs. Allowing you to capture and mix a variety of different audio sources as you build loops. Likewise, there’s an XLR microphone jack with phantom power, mono/stereo ¼-inch inputs for guitars, synths, or other instruments, and a mini-jack for connecting a smartphone or other stereo device. Via USB, you can plug into your computer and import/export WAV audio phrases, great for loop archiving or loading up phrases with live backing tracks or sounds for sampler-style triggering. Also functioning as a USB audio/MIDI interface, making it easy to integrate with music software. Perfect for stage performing with a laptop, audio recording, MIDI sync, and more.
Furthermore, the BOSS RC-505 lets you set up customized real-time controls, extending your command of looping and many other operations. Specify up to 16 different functions and access them in a variety of ways—with front-panel controls, an external expression pedal or footswitches, and/or various MIDI CC messages. Many newly added target functions are tailor-made for foot control, perfect for looping musicians who have their hands occupied with a guitar, keyboard, and other instruments. The 16 control assignments are stored with phrase memories, allowing you to create and recall custom setups for different songs and performing situations making your Boss RC-505 an essential part of your flow and creativity.
Overall, the BOSS RC-505 Loop Station is the perfect boss loop pedal for beatboxers, singers, and performers worldwide.