Boss RC-505 MKII Flagship Tabletop Desktop Loop Station

The Boss RC-505 MKII Desktop Loop Station is the latest flagship tabletop looper packed with inspiring tools for the on-the-spot music creator. Bringing even more power, performance ability, and flexibility to the world’s most popular tabletop looper.

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Boss RC-505 MKII Desktop Loop Station

The Boss RC-505 MKII Desktop Loop Station is the latest flagship tabletop looper packed with inspiring tools for the on-the-spot music creator. Bringing even more power, performance ability, and flexibility to the world’s most popular tabletop looper. 

The original RC-505 has already become the industry-standard tabletop looper; now, Boss elevates the experience for you with the brand new RC-505 MKII. To further enhance the sophistication and capabilities of the RC-505 MKII, a powerhouse of Boss additions are included in the new Desktop Loop Station.

Independent Phrase-tracks

Performance tracks can now use five stereo-phrase tracks, all with dedicated controls and independent volume faders. A masterful design bringing you independent controls over 5x separate tracks for the ultimate mixing experience and creative versatility. Furthermore, you also have a customisable Input FX and Track FX section for each phrase track; each with four simultaneous effects and four quick-access banks.

Built-In Effects

The RC-505 MKII also features a massive library of essential onboard effects that you can apply to each of the 5x phrase tracks. With a choice of 49x Input FX and 53 Track FX types, this makes the RC-505 MKII a dream machine for beatboxers, vocalists, multi-instrumentalists, and other fearless looping artists. 

Included are the new ultra-durable faders with longer throws, providing you with more precise adjustment so you can really fine-tune your professional performances. And when performing at your best, the RC-505 MKII has the all-new Mark-Back function; which essentially provides you with an enhanced Undo/Redo function for live and studio flexibility.

RC-505 MKII Connectivity

On the back of the RC-505 MKII, you will find 2x XLR mic inputs with phantom power for those essential condenser mics as well as 2x stereo line-input pairs, and 3x Stereo line output pairs. You also have the ability to connect 2x external control jacks which support either 2x footswitches or 1x expression pedal. An essential 1/4-inch jack for your headphones and equally important is that the RC-505 MKII supports MIDI In/Out. Finally, the USB B type connection serves several functions. Use it for backing up your critical data; Import/Export phrases using the BOSS Tone Studio and even import patterns with the RC Rhythm Converter.

In summary, the RC-505 MKII allows you to soar even further and express yourself whether on stage or studio.

The industry-standard tabletop looper, updated and enhanced

  • • Class-leading sound quality with 32-bit AD/DA and 32-bit floating-point processing
  • • Five simultaneous stereo phrase tracks with dedicated controls and independent volume faders
  • • Input FX and Track FX sections, each with four simultaneous effects and four quick-access banks
  • • Customizable FX and Track buttons for each phrase track
  • • Massive onboard effects selection with 49 Input FX types and 53 Track FX types, including new Harmony, Electric FX, and many others
  • • New ultra-durable faders with longer throw for more precise adjustment
  • • Newly added Mark Back function provides enhanced undo/redo flexibility while performing
  • • Two XLR mic inputs with phantom power, two stereo line input pairs, and three stereo line output pairs
  • • 99 memories, each containing five phrase tracks, custom effects and playback settings, control assignments, and more
  • • Synchronize your loops with over 200 onboard rhythm patterns and 16 drum kits
  • • Deep MIDI control support
  • • Two external control jacks, each with support for up to two footswitches or an expression pedal
  • • USB for data backup, phrase import/export with BOSS Tone Studio, and pattern import with the RC Rhythm Converter

Dimensions: 420 (W) x 234 (D) x 67 (H) mm
Weight: 1.8 kg

 

Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz

AD/DA Conversion: 32 bits

Processing: 32-bit floating-point

Recording/Playback: Number of Tracks: 5

Data Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 32-bit float, stereo)

Maximum Recording Time: Approx. 1.5 hours (1 track), Approx.13 hours (total of All memories)

Rhythm Type: 200 types or greater

Rhythm Kit: 16 types

 

Effect

INPUT FX: 49 types

TRACK FX: 53 types

MASTER FX: 2 types

Memory: 99

 

Nominal Input Level

MIC 1, 2 INPUT: -40 dBu

INST 1, 2 INPUT: -10 dBu

 

Maximum Input Level

MIC 1, 2 INPUT: 0 dBu

IINST 1, 2 INPUT: +7 dBu/+20 dBu (selectable)

 

Input Impedance

MIC 1, 2 INPUT: 3k ohms

INST 1, 2 INPUT: 1 M ohms/25 k ohms (selectable)

 

Nominal Output Level

MAIN OUTPUT: -10 dBu

SUB 1, 2 OUTPUT: -10 dBu

 

Maximum Output Level

MAIN OUTPUT: +7 dBu

SUB 1, 2 OUTPUT: +7 dBu

 

Output Impedance

MAIN OUTPUT: 1 k ohm

SUB 1, 2 OUTPUT: 1 k ohm

 

Recommended Load Impedance

MAIN OUTPUT: 10 k ohms or greater

SUB 1, 2 OUTPUT: 10 k ohms or greater

 

Controls
TRACK1–5 REC/PLAY button, TRACK1–5 STOP button, TRACK1–5 TRACK button, TRACK1–5 FX button, ALL START/STOP button, UNDO/REDO button, TAP TEMPO button, RHYTHM START/STOP button, RHYTHM EDIT button, INPUT FX A–D button, INPUT FX EDIT button, TRACK FX A–D button, TRACK FX EDIT button, MENU button, LOOP button, ENTER button, EXIT button, PAGE buttons, 1–4 knobs, OUTPUT LEVEL knob, TRACK1–5 LEVEL Faders

 

Display
Graphic LCD: (128 x 64 dots, backlit LCD)

 

Connectors
MIC IN 1, 2 jack: XLR type (balanced, phantom power: DC 48 V, 10 mA Max
INST IN 1, 2 jacks: MAIN OUT jacks, SUB OUT 1, 2 jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
CTL1,2/EXP1 jack, CTL3,4/EXP2 jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
USB port: USB B type
MIDI: (IN, OUT) connectors
DC IN: jack

Power Supply: AC adaptor

Current Draw
1.0 A (with phantom power)
0.9 A (without phantom power)

 

Accessories: AC Adaptor, Owner’s Manual, Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”

Options (sold separately)
Footswitch: FS-5U
Dual Footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
Expression Pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5